Greek Salad Recipe - Just Like in Greece!

Greek Salad is one of many simple & fresh vegetable salad recipes you will find in this section.

I fell in love with Greek Salad many years ago when we vacationed in Greece with our three boys. It was truly a magical summer holiday and we still love talking and reminiscing about that summer. Of course, during the three weeks that we were trekking though Greece, we ate our fair share of salad. But what we learnt is that there are numerous variations to this classic salad. Here is my interpretation - I tried to remain as true to the original as I could.

You will find many more simple vegetable salad recipes in the quick-and-easy-side-dishes. section. Take a look at the Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Dip recipe as well as the Lemony Greek Rice recipe for a complete Greece-inspired menu.

2 medium cucumbers
2 ripe tomatoes
200 grams (about 1/2 lb.) feta cheese
1 red onion
black and green olives (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon

When we ate this salad in Greece, the only common denominator was that the vegetables were cut in large-ish pieces. So....

Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise and then into chunky bite-size pieces. Slice the tomatoes into wedges (6-8 per tomato depending on the size. If you are using very large tomatoes, slice each wedge into half). Slice the onion into very thin rings.

Now we "build" our salad. I prepare this salad in individual servings. Divide the cucumber, tomatoes and onion evenly on small salad plates. Arrange the olives, both black and green, on the plates.

Slice the feta cheese into large chunks and divide it among the plates

Combine the olive oil, lemon and vinegar in a jar and shake until mixed well. Drizzle over each salad plate just before serving.

Now sit back, close your eyes, and imagine sitting at a local Taverna on a picturesque Greek Isle with a glass of red wine, good home-made bread fresh from the oven and your luscious Greek-inspired Salad.

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