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Greek Salad

Posted by on Jun. 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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For over 80 years, 4 generations have served customers at the famous restaurant Louis Pappas Restaurant in Tarpon Springs, near the sponge docks. It closed in 2004, but I have their most famous recipe, their Greek Salad. Unusual, with potato salad hidden underneath.


Louis Pappas Greek Salad


For 4 salads:

Potato Salad

6 potatoes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup whole green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt to taste

1. Cook unpeeled potatoes in unsalted water until tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Cool until you can handle them.
3. Peel potatoes; cut into chunks in large bowl.
4. Sprinkle with vinegar and salt; add chopped green onions; toss.
5. In small bowl combine parsley, sliced green onions, mayonnaise and salt.
6. Add to potatoes; mix well.

Greek Salad

1 medium head iceberg lettuce
3 cups potato salad
12 roka (Greek vegetable) leaves or 12 sprigs watercress
2 ripe tomatoes cut into 6 wedges each
1 cucumber, peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 fingers
1 avocado, peeled and cut in wedges
Juice from 1/2 lemon
4 (3-inch-square) portions feta cheese (or use crumbled cheese)
1 green bell pepper, cut into 8 rings each
4 canned beet slices
4 large shrimp, cooked and peeled
4 anchovy filets
12 Greek olives
12 Greek Salonika peppers (from a jar)
4 to 8 radishes, cut into flowers
4 to 8 whole green onions
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
Oregano

1. Line large platter with outside lettuce leaves; mound potato salad in center.
2. Shred remaining lettuce; place on top of potato salad; top with roka or watercress.
3. Place tomatoes around the outer edge, with a few on top.
4. Place cucumber wedges between tomatoes.
5. Sprinkle lemon juice on avocado to prevent browning. Add avocado.
6. Arrange feta on top of salad; place green pepper rings, beets, shrimp and anchovies on top of feta.
7. Place olives, Salonika peppers, radishes and green onions around the edge.
8. Sprinkle with vinegar, then oil. Sprinkle oregano on top.

                         

by on Jun. 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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matheson7
by Member on Jun. 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM

 Sounds good. I have never had Greek food.

Kimberly954
by on Jun. 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Wow, thats a lot of ingredients! I have never had a greek salad with potato salad under it.

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Jun. 7, 2011 at 9:00 PM

 That's the only place I've even seen it as well. The place was famous for it. It is so good.

Quoting Kimberly954:

Wow, thats a lot of ingredients! I have never had a greek salad with potato salad under it.

 




                                        

La-Belle-Vie
by on Jun. 7, 2011 at 10:43 PM
So different yet sounds so good!
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Serenity75
by on Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM

 I agree!  Sounds good, though :)

Quoting Kimberly954:

Wow, thats a lot of ingredients! I have never had a greek salad with potato salad under it.

 

Serenity75
by on Jun. 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM

 Just out of curiosity... why did they close up after 80 years if they were so famous?

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 7:51 PM

 The same reason many long time restaurants are closing-the economy and the increased labor cost associated with doing everything from scratch with fresh food. 

Quoting Serenity75:

 Just out of curiosity... why did they close up after 80 years if they were so famous?

 

louannwilkins
by Bronze Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM

 Now that is a ton of ingredients! lol  sounds like something I'd try

aidensmomma508
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

i hate feta cheese *runds away* :P

mydarlingsofia
by Member on Aug. 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM

yum!!!

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