The hot weather calls for a cold dish and I don't think one fits any better than pasta salad. When the weather gets hot I want to eat something cold and I want it to be easy to make. Pasta salad hits all those notes. On top of that, it's filling and so tasty. My take on pasta salad is a Mediterranean combination of Greek and Italian elements. The best of both incredible worlds. When you need something quick to take with you to the park or beach, look no further. This is it.
Greek Salad in America involves ingredients such as lettuce, olives, beets, peppers, and more. In Greece, not so much. The traditional Greek Salad is actually very simple. It's all about the few ingredients being of great quality and letting the ingredients shine. I should also mention that there is no such thing as lettuce in the OG salad. Yup, it's just veggies. But, don't let that scare you off. This easy traditional Greek salad is still so flavorful and has an amazing texture. It may be the easiest and quickest salad you make in your life.
One of the most interesting jobs of my past was when I was a salad cook. Honestly, I didn't particularly like it. I don't know about you but finding bugs while washing romaine every day isn't exactly my idea of fun. Regardless, it was definitely a learning experience. It was the first time I was ever in "savory" cooking. Previously, I had strictly stuck to baking and pastries. That job taught me so much about cooking on the line. It taught about plating (even though I still stink at it). It taught about presentation and so much more. One of the more popular salads we had there was this Mediterranean salad. It's very easy to make and I'm sharing the recipe with you. The only difference is at the restaurant, they used roasted red pepper hummus. You can do the same if you'd like. This will likely be the shortest post I'll ever have on this blog, because well...it's a salad recipe. There's not much to it. Despite all that, I hope you do give this recipe a try because it is a pretty great salad.