This salad just struck me to be just a little special because of the lightness of the vegetables and the addition of the Israeli couscous. The combination makes for a really nice presentation, whether served on its own or as a side dish with lamb.

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  • Course Sides
  • Cuisine Greek
  • Keyword 15 Minute Meal, Different, Fine Food, For Foodies, Healthy, Salad, Savory, Skinny, Summer
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 10 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 people 10 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
10 minutes
Degree of Difficulty
Salad Greens
  • 2 cups cooked Israeli couscous
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/3 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced pickled banana peppers
  • 8-10 whole Kalamata olives pitted and sliced
  • 1 tspn red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbspn olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
Salad Topping
  • 1 whole cubanelle pepper seeded and sliced
  • 12 grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 whole English cucumber seeded and thickly sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs parsley chopped
  • 1 tspn red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1/3 lb block feta cheese crumbled in large chunks
  • 1/2 tspn dried oregano
Servings: people
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
Salad Greens
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cooked couscous, mixed greens, pickled banana pepper, onion, olives, 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Generously season salad mix with kosher salt and black pepper and toss to combine.
Salad Topping
  1. In a separate bowl, combine prepared Cubanelle pepper, tomatoes, cucumbers and chopped parsley.
  2. Season with kosher salt and add 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss to combine.
  1. Place a generous layer of the salad greens down the center of the platter.
  2. Top with the cucumber and tomato mixture.
  3. Crumble feta cheese and sprinkle on top of the tomato, cucumber mixture. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with dried oregano.
Recipe Notes

This salad is very pretty and appetizing, provided that you keep the ingredients separate, Salad Greens from Salad Topping. You wouldn't think it makes a difference, but it does,  if you want the results in the photo. It just looks better.

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