Traditional Greek Salad Recipe
Greek salad is one of the most popular kinds, which is why most people have a good idea of what goes in there. Our traditional Greek salad recipe is simple to put together and you will recognize all the wonderful Mediterranean flavors in there.
Feta cheese, olives, cucumber and tomatoes usually feature in this salad, but how do you make Greek dressing to finish it off in style, so you can close your eyes and imagine you are sitting by the ocean on a Greek beach? Read on and discover how to make our tasty and traditional Greek salad.
This traditional Greek salad recipe is very simple and suitable for even novice home cooks. Sometimes I like to make this for lunch, or even for a light dinner. Serve it with bread and aioli (garlic mayonnaise) if you want. Something else you can do is serve this Greek salad recipe as an appetizer, in smaller portions, before the main dish or else serve it as a side dish with our easy roast duck legs recipe.
Traditional Greek Salad Recipe: Popular Flavors in Greek Cuisine
Greek cuisine is sometimes misunderstood, with people thinking it is all kabobs and pita bread. There are so many amazing Greek dishes you can try, including stews, casseroles, soups and other recipes.
Common ingredients used in Greek cooking include lemon, feta cheese, spinach, tomatoes, lamb, wine and olive oil. Greek wine is unusual. Most of the young reds are wonderful served lightly chilled while the whites range from dry to sweet, with some (including the famous Retsina) offering a pine flavor which some people love and others hate.
A lot of Greek dishes seem very simple, including little more than the meat or fish, the vegetable, some olive oil and perhaps a few olives or a pinch of seasoning. A lot of the taste comes from the main ingredients, and Greek cuisine is well worth investigating and learning more about. Try this traditional Greek salad recipe and see what your taste buds make of it.
- 4 handfuls salad leaves
- 12 halved cherry tomatoes
- ½ diced cucumber
- ½ sliced red onion
- 4 oz (120g) crumbled feta cheese
- 20 pitted black olives
- Pinch of dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Divide the salad leaves between 4 serving bowls.
- Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cheese and olives on top.
- Scatter the cheese over the top and sprinkle on some oregano.
- Shake the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together (and lemon juice if using) and drizzle this over the salad.
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