I thought that the Greek salad was an internationally recognised ‘dish’ but then when I went to the UK and saw a Greek salad in M& S I thought to myself, “huh?”. I went home and started talking to my flat mates about what goes in a Greek salad and the talk was quite ‘informative’. So, from a Greek person, here is my Greek salad ‘recipe’ as an extra bonus, I am adding the Cretan version cause I live in Crete!
Typical Greek salad
2 or 3 large tomatoes
2 or 3 cucumbers
a green pepper
some feta cheese
olive oil/ salt and oregano
Depending on how big or small you want your salad to be, you can add or use less of the ingredients mentioned earlier. Just cut everything up a few minutes before you want to eat it. Suggestion: Cut the tomatoes up in the bowl you will be serving so all the juices stay in the bowl when you add all the other ingredients. Sea salt is tastier than normal salt. Make sure you have some bread as well to dip in the salad’s jouices!
Same ingredients but instead of feta cheese use goat’s cheese.
Now, some things you may want to add to make your salad more yummy.
Boiled potatoes (which you slice up into smaller (cubes)
Paximadi (dried bread)
Some people add egg. I also add grated carrot.
Random fact: Cucumbers and tomatoes are considered fruits because they have seeds, so the Greek salad is actually a… fruit salad 🙂
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