Greek Salad

Greek salad is my favourite type of salad at this time of year! The quantities and ingredients can be varied according to what is in season, or what you have to hand; however I feel that you can’t omit the olives, feta cheese and oregano.

Greek Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium romaine lettuce
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 medium sweet red onion
  • 1 red or green sweet pepper
  • 15-20 Kalamata olives
  • 100gm (3½ oz) feta cheese
  • 1 – 2 tsp (5 – 10 ml) dried oregano

METHOD:

Wash the romaine lettuce and tear into bite-sized pieces.

Cut the tomatoes into rough chunks and add to the lettuce.

Using a fork, score grooves into the cucumber lengthwise and then slice.

Cut the red onion into half and then slice thinly, breaking the pieces up into individual curved strips.

De-core the pepper and cut into strips.

Combine and mix all the above ingredients in a large salad bowl. (It’s easiest to just use your hands!)

Remove the pits from the olives and scatter them over the mixed salad decoratively with crumbled chunks of feta cheese.

Sprinkle with dried oregano.

(For most tastes there should be no need to add salt, as the feta and olives are quite salty.)

Serve with a red wine vinaigrette, or your favourite dressing.