Is it really summer without a Greek Salad? Or tomato salad as we called it in my house growing up.
If you’ve been here for more than 5 sec. then you might know that I wasn’t very fond of vegetables as a kid. I didn’t dislike them. I was just indifferent about them.
Salads though were a totally separate category for me. And what is now widely called “choriatiki” or Greek salad is one of my very favorites.
At this point I would like to point out two very important things.
First, there is no “authentic” recipe. This is a widely spread side dish in Greece and no there is not only one way to make it. I’m sorry but that is the truth.
Second, lettuce has no place in this salad. It just doesn’t belong. Period.
It is very important to use the best produce that you can afford. Obviously we all have one or more limitations regarding our groceries but good quality ripe tomatoes and cucumbers are what make this salad. Trust me when I say you don’t want to eat it any other way.
So without further ado here is the salad that you are going have on repeat all summer long.
- 3 medium tomatoes cut into wedges
- 2 lebanese cucumbers cut in coins or half coins
- 1 small red onion sliced (you can substitute yellow with a different taste result)
- 1 small green capsicum or banana pepper
- 5-10 kalamata olives optional
- 200 gr 6 oz feta cheese optional
- ¼ olive oil
- 1 ½ Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- Wash and dry your vegetables. Cut them and put them in a plate. Top with feta cheese. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine. Enjoy.
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