We call this our Michigan salad for a reason.
Michigan is known for what they call "Coney Island" restaurants. Coney Islands are down-to-earth diners that feature coney dogs (hot dogs with chili, mustard, and onions) and Greek food (gyros and Greek salads). Kind of a random combination but totally takes me back to our beloved Michigan.
Greek salads are yummy...and healthy! They include:
Chopped Romaine lettuce
Thinly sliced Roma tomatoes
Thinly sliced cucumbers
Thinly sliced sweet red onions
Sliced canned beets
Pitted Calamari olives
Crumbled Feta cheese
(Each ingredient is a MUST, or else it wouldn't be Our Michigan Salad!)
The dressing is the key in this salad. I usually don't like store-bought dressings but when I discovered this Greek dressing while shopping at Walmart, I decided to give it a try. It only has 1.5 gram of saturated fat, and a little goes a long way. And by golly, it is pretty close to the real deal! Why reinvent the wheel?