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Greek salad

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Greek salad, sometimes described as 'country/village/peasant salad', is a common component of a Greek meal.

Left: Greek salad.

Greek salad is made with wedges of tomatoes, sliced (and, typically, peeled,) cucumber, green bell peppers, red onion, sliced or cubed feta cheese, and kalamata olives, typically seasoned with salt, pepper and dried oregano, and dressed with olive oil.

Common - optional - additions include the pickled leaves, buds or berries of capers (especially in the Dodecanese islands), vinegar and chopped parsley.

Greek Salad Recipe

Lettuce 200 g
Tomatoes 3
Cucumber 1/4
Red onion 1/4
Olives 70 g
Feta 100 g
Sea salt, ground black pepper to taste
Lemon juice or cider vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp

Greek salad, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump black olives. Serve this delightful combination as a side dish or as a light meal with some crusty bread

Wash lettuce and trim by hand, tomatoes - cut into wedges, cucumber - sliced into thick half-moons,  red onion - sliced into rings. cut feta into cubes. Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl:

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Add salt, freshly ground black pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine just before serving:

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