Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Greek Salad

There must be a gazillion different ways to make a Greek salad. However, as a descendant of Greeks who ate this regularly while growing up, I’m going to tell you what the most important thing to remember is when preparing this tasty dish:

"Always use the freshest ingredients possible; this includes herbs. Because the fresher the ingredients, the better the flavour."


GREEK SALAD

What You Need:

2 large tomatoes
1 medium cucumber
1 medium red onion
1 red, green or yellow pepper
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup black olives, sliced

Dressing:

3 tbsp lemon juice
4 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano (or 2 tbsp chopped fresh)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
Preparation:

Cut tomatoes, cucumber, onion and red pepper into large chunks. Place in large salad bowl. Add cheese and olives.

Dressing: In small bowl, combine lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and oregano; whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad and gently mix well.

Serves 6.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Haha, that's a pretty funny pic with the cucumber and tomatoes. But then, I'm 12.

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  2. Ha ha...you're right, Liza. It's the only photo I could use, too because I forgot to take a photo of the salad after it was prepared. By the time I remembered, the salad was eaten!

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    Ivynettle, you're right; it is the best summer food. Nothing like a refreshing salad - which is easy to prepare - to help you cool off.

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