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.
- 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
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.