How to make a Greek Salad
The most basic of salads…..but the most famous one. The Greek Salad Recipe .
Let’s start with some basic stuff, the Greek Salads most probably that they serve you in restaurants around London….are not Greek Salads. They are not Greek salads because most of the times they lack one of the basic ingredients and because most of the times…they cost too much. Any way you see it the ingredients that you use are not so expensive…but they do offer a heavenly taste.
This salad is known for the fact that is simple, healthy and can be served as a standalone plate if you like or…in combination. The ingredients for the salad that I am describing over here are the basic ones that you need in order for your salad to be described as Greek. If you don’t use Feta cheese is still a really good and tasty salad, but make no mistake…Pericles and the Great Alexander were using Feta cheese in there salad’s… 😉
- 1-2 beef tomato
- 1 medium red onion , peeled
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green pepper
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- 1 large handful black olives , stoned
- sea salt
- 3 tablespoons good-quality Greek extra virgin olive oil
- 200 g block feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Its very easy and straight forward. What it is really important in this case for me is to have the ingredients cut in different shapes and sizes. Place tomatoes and the cucumber in a large bowl and add the onion sliced and the pepper without the seeds.
Roughly chop the herbs and add them in tossing everything with your hands. Throw the block feta cheese on top with oregano and and some extra virgin oil.
Straight to the table and let them have it… Enjoy!
p.s. I know that Greek Olive Oil is expensive and hard to find but believe me there is a difference in taste.