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Chopped Greek Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette
© James Baigrie

Chopped Greek Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

For this clever riff on Greek salad, traditional ingredients like feta cheese and black olives get chopped into small pieces, then tossed with a shallot dressing. "None of the strong flavors take over," says Dave Alhadeff, who often orders the dish at Dressler. "Because it's all nicely chopped, you get a hint of feta, a taste of tomatoes. It's so much more complex than most Greek salads."

  1. 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  2. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  3. 1 small shallot, halved
  4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  6. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  7. 10 ounces mixed baby greens, coarsely chopped
  8. 4 Belgian endives—halved, cored and coarsely chopped
  9. 1 English cucumber—peeled, halved, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  10. 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  11. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dill
  12. 3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (5 ounces), halved
  13. 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled (2 cups)
  1. In a blender, combine the vinegar, lemon juice and shallot and puree. With the machine on, add the olive oil and canola oil and puree until emulsified. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the greens with the endives, cucumber, tomatoes, dill, olives and feta. Add half of the dressing, season with salt and pepper and toss. Add the remaining dressing, toss again and serve.
Make Ahead The dressing can be refrigerated overnight.