Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

Greek Salad dressed with Hummus

I adore Greek salad. Loads of crisp vegetables combined with plump olives and creamy Feta cheese all dressed up with an olive oil and vinegar dressing never fails to please. This time around, I was inspired by Joanne's rather unconventional take on this classic and adorned the whole beautiful bowl with a hummus-based dressing. Pleased by the success of my Greek salad with avocado, I made avocado hummus to begin with and then turned it into a thick and creamy dressing for the salad. It's fun to change things up from time to time and this made for one nourishing and satisfying meal, served up with classic buttermilk biscuits.

This is not the first time I have played around with hummus with excellent results. I still crave my homemade hummus pizza. The uses of hummus are as wide and vast as the imagination of the cook

Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

Notes: Use any sort of hummus you like here. Roasted red pepper hummus or a traditional lemon hummus would be just as delicious. Make adjustments to the quantity of vegetables used in the salad and also the amount of oil and vinegar in the dressing to suit your preferences. Tasting as you go is the key to getting the dressing just right. Mine was rather thick but adding more olive oil, lemon juice and vinegar will thin it out more if you prefer.

Greek Salad with Hummus DressingGreek Salad with Hummus Dressing
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Cuisine: Mediterranean
Published on September 22, 2014

A fresh, crunchy Greek salad dressed with a rich, zesty, tangy and hearty hummus dressing

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  • a generous few handfuls of mixed leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1 small radicchio, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 small red onion, cut into half rings
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups Feta cheese, crumbled + extra for garnish
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups hummus (I used avocado hummus)
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or white vinegar
  • juice from 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until smooth, adding more oil and vinegar as needed to thin the dressing to your taste. Arrange the salad on plates, spoon some dressing over each serving, and top with some extra crumbled Feta.

Makes 6 servings

Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

More salads to enjoy courtesy of Lisa's Kitchen:
Avocado Salad
Beet and Feta Salad
Middle Eastern Chickpea and Olive Salad
Quinoa Spinach Salad with Feta, Pomegranate and Toasted Almonds

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Audio Accompaniment: Marsen Jules


Joanne said...

Mmm I'm sure the avocado does a great job as a dressing! So glad you enjoyed it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great salad and original salad dressing! I'm sure it tastes wonderful.