Haven’t had time to do much cooking lately. This one is a non-cooking recipe, very quick and easy. It’s really best with fresh-made hummus, and we have a good recipe for that, but making it takes this out of the quick and easy category, and we usually rely on prepackaged hummus from the deli section of our supermarket. I’m not listing amounts on any of the ingredients, as it’s all to taste, like an antipasta salad.
GREEK SALAD WITH PITA POINTS
Romaine lettuce leaves
Fresh baby spinach leaves
Pita bread (we use whole-wheat)
Stuffed grape leaves
Greek black olives (and a few other kinds for variety)
Crumbled feta cheese (low-fat is fine)
That’s the Greek part, you can also use whatever other items you like on your salads, such as
Red bell pepper pieces
Marinated artichoke heart quarters
On a large dinner plate make a bed of Romaine lettuce and spinach leaves. Put several heaping tablespoons of hummus in a pile in the center. Lay out your garnishes on the rest of the lettuce. Sprinkle with feta and balsamic vinegar, to taste.
Cut a whole pita round into eight triangular sections. Toast for about 3 minutes, until crisp but not burned. Place pita points around outside of dish and serve.
Use the pita points as scoops for the hummus, and a knife and fork for the rest.