Monday, July 25, 2011

The best Greek salad

I love Greek salads. Salty olives and feta with the refreshing bite of cucumber and tomato is perfect. This salad is so simple that it relies on the integrity of its few ingredients. Buy the freshest tomatoes, cucumber, onion and basil you can find (probably at your local farmers market). We all know that eating Greek salads in winter, when tomatoes and cucumbers are out of season, isn't very tasty.

This is a great healthy lunch that can be made in minutes. Or make the night before so the flavors have time to meld and pack for lunch the next day.

Greek Salad
1-2 pickling cucumbers
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 c kalamata olives, pitted & halved
1/4 red onion, sliced
1.5 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
dash of sea salt and pepper
handful of basil, chiffonaded
goat feta to garnish

Chop the cucumbers into slices and cut in half. Toss into a bowl along with the tomatoes, olives, and onion. Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil and goat feta. Enjoy with a slice of baguette or this cold soup.

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Unknown said...

Love greek salads :) Salty and refreshing. YUM

Mike said...

The feta cheese is my favorite part of a sald.