Greek Salad

Hands up anyone who actually likes lettuce!!

Not me.  I do like a good salad though,  just not the greenery bit.

A friend at work told me to try Greek salad as it's made with no such greenery.  As she is of Greek origin it must be true.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 Medium juicy tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber partially peeled making a striped pattern
  • 1 green bell pepper cored
  • Greek pitted Kalamata olives a handful to your liking
  • kosher salt a pinch
  • 4 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Blocks of Greek feta cheese do not crumble the feta, leave it in large pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

1.            Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice into half moons. (If you want to take the edge off, place the sliced onions in a solution of iced water and vinegar for a bit before adding to the salad.

2.            Cut the tomatoes into wedges or large chunks

3.            Cut the partially peeled cucumber in half length-wise, then slice into thick halves (at least 1/2" in thickness)

4.            Thinly slice the bell pepper into rings.

5.            Place everything in a large salad dish. Add a good handful of pitted kalamata olives.

6.            Season very lightly with kosher salt (just a pinch) and a bit of dried oregano.

7.           Mix the olive oil and red wine vinegar together and pour all over the salad. Give aeverything a very gentle toss to mix (do NOT over mix, this salad is not meant to be handled too much).

8.            Now add the feta blocks on top and add a sprinkle more of dried oregano.

9.            Serve with crusty bread.


Comments

  1. I do love a nice Greek salad! It's so refreshing, and not a piece of limp lettuce in sight!

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    1. I could eat this all the time but you have to have good feta :0)

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  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My hand is raised - I do like lettuce. Have you ever tried peanut butter & iceberg lettuce sandwich - oh it's yum! Happy holiday weekend.

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  3. Nooooo!! That sounds like a waste of good peanut butter :0)

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