Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Michigan Salad

Pin It
Say what? 
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?


1 comment:

ColleenandKendra said...

Mmmm...I LOVE Greek salads...I always order them with extra beets! You can't get them down here in Texas, either! I have one when I go to Michigan in the summer whenever I can!