Posts Tagged ‘Cucumber’

It looks like spring is starting to make an appearance here in our little corner of the world. Daffodils and crocuses are blooming and the promise of warmer, sunnier days ahead is strong.

With the arrival of spring, our tastes also seem to shift from the heavier comfort foods of winter to lighter fare.

This salad is a great blend of flavors that are tangy and fresh. It can serve as a side salad or a main mail.

Gyro Salad with Tzatziki Dressing


1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely shredded

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tbsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp. dill weed


1/2 lb. ground beef

1/4 cup chopped onions or onion flakes

1 tsp. all purpose seasoning

1 package of romaine salad blend

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 package of crumbed feta cheese (about four ounces)

1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained

Toasted Bread Wedges

In a medium bowl, sprinkle salt over cucumber and mix well. Let stand five minutes. Drain.  Stir in remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion and seasoning until onions are tender and meat is no longer pink. Drain.

Arrange greens on a large serving platter the top with tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and meat. Spoon dressing over salad. Serve immediately with toasted bread.

Happy Entertaining and Enjoy!

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