Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Summer is Magic.... with a Greek Salad

After a hangover... it's time for recovery with a touch of health for the body and mind, and especially a touch of freshness, and what better to do that than with a good old Greek Salad.

A greek salad for me = sun, beach & fun!
Where before I would only have it on the beach on holidays, nowadays I have to admit it has become a weekly meal during the summer months. That tradition came into my life by a certain someone who didn't like many many many things except for this salad... so yeah, there wasn't a lot of choice there! But I have grown to love the routine a little touch of greece during my boring weekdays, I guess it's all about give & take.... ;)

The main trick of a good Greek Salad is to use fresh produce! Pop by the market and get firm plum dark red tomatoes, some cucumbers and fresh black olives and you're good to go.

Ingredients: serves 2

  • 2 big firm tomatoes
  • 1 big cucumber - peeled
  • 1 red onion
  • 150 gr feta cheese
  • 50gr black olives (or green ones)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil extra vergine
  • 2 teaspoons Origano
How to make it:
It's a salad, so there's ZERO cooking involved - how convenient.
Slice up the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion in thin slices or cubes - depending on your taste.
Chop the feta in cubes of 1cm.
Toss all together in a bowl with the olives.
Sprinkle the olive oil and Origano on top.

Outcome: 2 minutes and you're done! Even a person with 2 left hands can make this one work. Serve with dark brown bread or a nice and tasty focaccia works well as wel - but makes it less healthy   
You can also add a drop of good quality Balsamic Vinegar if you like it. 

Greek Salad
Buon Appetito
Chef Steph


  1. Complimenti per le ricette postate in questo blog. Se ti fa piacere tornerò a trovarti... a presto

  2. That looks AMAZING. It's only 9am and I'm ready for lunch!!

  3. @ la creatività e i suoi colori: ciao! benvenuto sul nostro blog! Certo che mi fa piacere, ansi se vuoi puoi anche mettere le tue ricette nella community! Per ora abbiamo visitatori da USA, Europea, Russia, Asia... un po d'apertutto quindi! :)

    @ steph: oh yeah baby... it is good!!! what did you have for breakfast?