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 Greek Salad

Greek salad in a bowl

A taste of sun-drenched Greece on your table with this authentic Greek Salad. Easy to prepare, ever so tasty and ever so colourful. We show
you how to make this salad, step by step.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  15 mins  Cooking Time:   None
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   No
 Servings

4 main portions
8 side portions

Cooking Equipment
None, just a large bowl to serve the salad.

COOK'S NOTES
Greek salad is easy to make. Its delicious taste relies on two factors, the freshest and best ingredients. Use only Greek olives, and use the best. Don't skimp on the quality of the feta, it's central to this dish. And choose your favourite tomatoes. If beefsteak ones suit you then use them. If you prefer the cherry ones then use them. We prefer the cherry tomatoes in the UK.

Fresh oregano is sometimes difficult to find. If that's the case for you then use the much easier to find fresh Basil.

Finally the sweet green peppers. In a truly authentic Greek salad they would use pepperoncini rather then sweet green peppers (thanks, Christina from Greece). We looked for these but were unable to find them so we substituted sweet peppers instead. Pepperoncini are available in Greek and Turkish vegetable shops, so if you have one near you then try them out.

INGREDIENTS

 Ingredients

Metric

Imperial

USA

 Feta (Greek cheese) 200 grams 8 oz 1 cups
 Small tomatoes 8
 Cucumber 1 medium
 Red onion 1 medium
 Green sweet pepper (see cook's
 notes below)
1
 Greek black olives 24
 Fresh oregano (see cook's note
 below)
1 handful of leaves
 Lemon Juice from half a lemon
 Olive oil 5 tbspns 5 tbspns 6 tbspns
 Salt and pepper To taste (feta is already salty)

Preparation
Prepared ingredients for Greek salad Slice the cucumber.
Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
Shake a small amount of salt and pepper over the sliced tomatoes and cucumber.
Slice the onions thinly and separate the individual rings.
Slice and chop the green peppers.
Finely chop the oregano.
Click the picture on the left to enlarge it.

Place the tomatoes, cucumber, onions and sweet green pepper in the salad bowl so that they are evenly mixed.

Add the feta and olives evenly over the salad. Scatter the chopped oregano over the top. Drizzle the olive oil and the lemon juice over the Greek salad. Serve immediately with lots of chunky bread.

Greek salad on a plate


If you click the above right picture to enlarge it, you will see that we have served the salad with chunks of bread and a Greek meze of roasted peppers.

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