When I asked Jeff for his favourite new salad of the summer, he reminded me of one that I make every few weeks. I can’t believe I forgot about ελληνική σαλάτα (pronounced ellinikí saláta, which means Greek Salad) as it consistently remains near the top of our list of favourites. It’s very simple, fresh and easy and delicious- that makes it a total winner for me, and the second best salad our countdown.
Big Fat Greek Salad
From the Greek Grandma of my friend Noula and Better Homes & Gardens, August 1997 issue
serves ~4 as a side salad
2-3 large tomatoes
1 cup (or can) of Kalamata Olives
1 small block of feta cheese.
as much red onion as you like
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano (or 2 tsp. fresh)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Chop the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta cheese into 1 inch cubes and combine in a serving bowl (I dice the onions smaller because I’m not a big fan of red onion). Add the salt, pepper and oregano; drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and stir well to combine. I usually leave it sit at room temperature for an hour before serving, but you can serve immediately as well.