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In the 2007 WGN Radio Family Cookbook, John Williams shared a recipe for Texas Caviar. For the 2022 digital version of the WGN Radio Cookbook, John offers this recipe: King John’s Chopped Greek Very Unoriginal Salad.


  • 2 or 3 red, green, or yellow peppers
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 4 to 5 green onions or 1/2 red onion
  • 1 to 2 c. cherry tomatoes
  • As many kalamata olives as you like. (John does half a jar.)
  • As much feta cheese as you like. (John does 1/4 handful.)
  • As much hard salami as you like. (John dices up a couple slices.)
  • Sprinkle with 1 to 3 shakes of salt and pepper
  • Couple shakes of your favorite Greek salad dressing (John puts the smallest amount in.)


  • Chop up the veggies listed above.
  • Combine in a bowl with the olives, feta cheese, hard salami.
  • Add the salt and pepper and Greek salad dressing as directed in the ingredients list.

All that’s left to do next is serve and “chow on it” says John Williams.