Greek Picnic Salad



I was lucky enough to attend a potluck where this Greek Picnic Salad was served and to make it even better, a copy of the recipe was also provided. It's refreshingly different and good to serve at picnics or with a tangy BBQ recipe. You will discover a new taste sensation when you bite into this Greek Picnic Salad. Make sure to add it to your recipes.

To start, you will need:

2 c. uncooked white rice
1 c. boiling water
3/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
8 c. spinach greens
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 c. reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives
1 tsp. dried oregano or 1 tbsp. fresh oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 - 15.5 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
10 lemons wedges

  1. Cook rice according to package. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and let stand about 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes or until spinach wilts.
  4. Combine rice, tomatoes, spinach mixture, cheese and next 5 ingredients.
  5. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, toss gently and top with pine nuts. Garnish with lemon wedges.


Makes 10 - 1 c. servings


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