Gil's fresh and healthy salad

My poor father in-law is pretty near forced to cook each time he comes over. We liked his fresh salad so much, we require it almost each time. At first, it may seem like a normal green salad, or maybe a greek salad, but a closer look reveals a freshness and appeal much greater than those ordinary salads. 


  • Olive oil.
  • White balsamic vinegar.
  • Lemon, juiced.
  • 1 Romaine lettuce, torn.
  • Red peppers, sliced.
  • Red onion (or any other kind), cut in circles.
  • Hard apples, cut in chunks.
  • Slivered almonds.
  • Raisins.
  • Feta cheese (buy the kind that's marinating in a container, with red peppers in it).
  • Black pepper.
  • Oregano.
  • Dry dill.


  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice and white balsamic vinegar together and whisk. You'll see that there are no quantities to guide you here. You're on your own for that. If I had to guess, I'd say 2 parts olive oil, 1 part vinegar and 1 part lemon juice.
  • Put all ingredients in a large bowl, except for the dressing, feta and herbs.
  • Toss the salad. Add dressing and toss again.
  • Add feta and toss gently (feta squishes easily, so be gentle).
  •  Sprinkle generously with pepper, oregano and dill (dried, not fresh).