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Greek Salad with Pepperoni
Pepperoni - sliced thin, sauteed until crisp - is a tempting addition to this traditional combination of greens, vegetables, and feta cheese and makes the salad substantial enough for dinner.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes


1/4 pound thin-sliced pepperoni sausage, slices cut in half
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, from about 1 lemon
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1 large head romaine lettuce ,cut into bite-size pieces (about 1 1/2 quarts)
1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into thin slices
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 red onion, cut into thin slices
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/2 cups)

In a large frying pan, cook the pepperoni over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain.

In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Add the oil slowly, whisking. Add the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, olives, cheese, and pepperoni and toss to coat.

Wine Recommendation: 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.