Greek Salad: the way I like it!

Back back back in the past, the area where I live in Italy was a Greek colony. There is still a little town where people still speak Greek.

Greek food and my city/area food have lots of similarities: lots of fresh vetegebles, cheese, garlic.

Today for dinner I made Greek salad, the way I like it! With lots of  greek olives, feta cheese and local cucumbers.

Give this a try in this hot, hot, hot Summer!

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 150 g of mix garden salad
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 small purple onion
  • 10-12 Greek olives
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Put the salad in a big bowl

Grab the tomatoes and chop them into cubes

add’ em to the bowl with the salad

Slice up the cucumber very thin

Add them to the salad and give it a stir

Take your greek olives

grab about 10-12 and cut them up

Add them to the salad too

Next up, take the feta cheese…this one is made from a Greek woman that lives close to my house and produces cheese in a little farm. I love all her products!

Cut the feta into very small pieces

Slice up the purple onion, very thin

Add onion and feta to the bowl. In a separate bowl combine olive oil, vingar, salt and oregano. Give it  a stir

then pour it onto the salad. Stir to coat all the ingredients with the dressing

Sorry about these last 2 pictures but it got quite dark and I had to use my flash…

Serve and enjoy!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 197
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 6 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.