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Haigagan Aghtsan

Armenian Salad 

Serves 4

This salad features a tangy dressing and chucks of feta cheese. Serve with wedges of warm pita bread.
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 teaspoon oregano
  salt and pepper to taste
1 head Romaine lettuce, torn
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 or 4 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup black Greek olives, pitted
1 cucumber, sliced
1 medium bell pepper, cut in rings
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

  1. Mash garlic with a dash of salt in a small bowl.
  2. Mix in other dressing ingredients and allow to set 30 minutes for flavors to blend.
  3. Combine salad ingredients in bowls, making an attractive arrangement with the tomatos and pepper rings. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  4. Pour dressing over salad just before serving.