Pepperoni—sliced thin, sautéed until crisp—is a tempting addition to this traditional combination of greens, vegetables, and feta cheese and makes the salad substantial enough for dinner. Slideshow: Terrific Green Salads
Test-Kitchen Tip Using an English, or hothouse, cucumber—the long and skinny kind sold in shrink-wrap—eliminates the need for peeling and seeding. You can substitute two regular cucumbers for the one English cucumber here, but they should be peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced. Likewise, you can replace the seeded cucumbers in any of our recipes with English.
Usually salads call for white wines, the crisper and fruitier the better, but the pepperoni here points toward a red. Italy's Bardolino or Valpolicella will work well.