Greek Salad

Greek Salad

I'm back from a vacation in Ottawa, ON visiting my daughter. We had a great time. We visited couple museums, eat at the Market, watched movies, visited friends in Quebec. It was a special time.

Back to reality now. I get inspired a lot from Peter at Kalofagas and Val at More Than Burnt Toast to make Greek Food. They share their passion and love for food and if you haven't visited them yet, please take the time to do so. They have wonderful blogs with lot's of good information, recipes, pictures.

Today I decided to make a Greek Salad. I love Greek Salads and have tried different versions. This recipe is from Here's to Life, Authentic Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine by Sharon Thomas.

Simply Greek Village Salad

2 large, ripe and firm red tomatoes
1 fresh, fim partly peeled cucumber
1 med-size red onion
1/2 cup calamata olives
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp dry oregano flakes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp fresh squezed lemon juice
salt to taste

Cut tomatoes in large chunks. Partially peel a cucumber, creating a striped design. Slice the cucumber into approx. 1 inch slices. Peel and slice the onion.

Randomly place all the vegetables in a decorative wide, shallow serving bowl. Add oregano. Toss once. Garnish with olives. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, the feta cheese and finish off by sprinkling a small amount of oregano over the feta.

This salad makes a gorgeous centerpiece for a buffet table or great as a main dish or as an accompaniment to any meal.

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  1. Helene, your Greek salad is simply gorgeous...I want to reach into the screen and eat it!

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  2. Wonderful! That's the ideal summer salad!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Delicious and refreshing, Helene! Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great time :)

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  4. Votre salade est tres belle et cette photo est superbe!

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  5. Welcome back! I get lots of inspiration from Peter and Val too, they are my Greek Food experts.
    The salad is just perfect for our summer heat, so refreshing!

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  6. I'm glad you had so much fun visiting your daughter in Ottawa. I'm sure your time together was so special!!!!!Thank you also so much for the mention. Greek food is a passion of mine but I learn from the experts:D

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  7. i love feta cheese ! this salad must've been so yummy !

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  8. this looks delicious and refreshing!

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  9. Greek salad is a favorite. Yours is quite a bit more meaty than mine, tho. I'll have to chunk mine up!

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  10. I'm a big fan of all things Greek. This looks like a goodie!

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  11. Greek salads are among my favorite and this one looks good!

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  12. Though a simple salad, it looks super fresh and delicious. The olive is so huge!!!!

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  13. Bonjour Helene. C'est toujours un plaisir de lire ton blog ! Je suis de Quebec,Canada... mais mon anglais est loin d'etre parfait comme le tiens. Je me demandais, puisque tu parle tres bien l'anglais, quelle est le meilleurs moyen pour apprendre a bien ecrire, comprendre bref. apprendre l'anglais ? Merci!

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  14. Hi there - I passed along a little blog award to you:

    http://lusciousfood.com/2008/08/06/thanks-shari/

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  15. hi helene! thanks for commenting on my blakebakes post :) i really like your blog too! especially the bits of french throughout.. it helps me think i'm improving my french a bit.. hehe

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  16. That is a beautiful salad, and tasty to boot, I'm sure. I love most things Greek. I'll have to give this gorgeous salad a try!

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  17. I agree about getting inspired from Peter and Val. He make me want to grill massive amounts of meat.

    This salad rocks!! Looks perfectly crisp and I love the addition of fresh lemon.

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  18. geesh you have just reminded me of how i haven't had a greek salad in a looong time, let alone made one at home! I love this.. thanks for refreshing my mind!

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  19. What a gorgeous & simple salad Helene...realy really nice!

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  20. My mom used to make a salad like this...she would put boiled eggs in it, too...it's just so fresh tasting and healthy...great picture btw.

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  21. Helene, love the combination... I must admit that never tried calamata olives, they were always looking to pale to me ... now I'm willing to try them ;)

    Happy Halloween, Margot

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