Sunday, November 4, 2012
Simple Greek Salad
It is very easy to make Greek Salad at home. The key is to use good ingredients and slice them pretty. Here is my recipe.
1/2 of green pepper
1/2 of English cucumber
12 Kalamata olives, pitted
4-5 oz of fresh feta (I buy fresh French feta from PCC Natural Markets)
1/8 (or less) of red onion
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
1. As I mentioned earlier each ingredient must be sliced nicely. This is the way I do it. I cut tomato into six wedges and then slice each wedge in three pieces. I like my pepper slices to be long and thin ( about 1/3 of an inch thickness). I peel cucumber, cut it in half lengthwise and then slice each half in 1/3 of an inch slices. I use very little amount of red onion and again slice it very very thinly. Feta should be sliced into about 3/4 - 1 inch cubes. I leave olives as they are. Assemble all salad ingredients in a bowl.
2. To make the dressing in a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic that was put through the garlic press and oregano.
3. Pour dressing over the salad and mix. Salt and Pepper to taste. Salad is ready!