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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Greek salad - made easy !


Transport yourself to Greece with an easy one-step Greek salad of fresh, crisp summer vegetables, salty olives and tangy feta. This recipe suggestion makes an ideal starter or light nibble. 

Ingredients
Serves Four
50g/2oz black Kalamata olives
3 medium tomatoes, diced into 2cm/¾in cubes
1 cucumber peeled, diced into 2cm/¾in cubes
1 red pepper, de-seeded, diced
½ red onion, sliced finely
100ml/3fl oz extra virgin olive oil
150g/5oz feta, diced
1 small, firm cos lettuce, chopped into rough cubes lengthways
1 generous sprig of oregano (or 2 tsp dried oregano)
50ml/3 tbsp red wine vinegar


Method
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and then divide/serve in four bowls.

From original recipe idea here 


Romaine, or Cos lettuces as they are also known, have a long, oval head of tightly packed crisp leaves.
Little Gem is a miniature version.
Cos Lettuce is believed to have originated on the Greek Island of Kos.

Romaine (Cos) lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), vitamin K, folate and molybdenum. In addition, romaine lettuce is a very good source of dietary fibre, manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, copper, iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin B2, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, calcium and pantothenic acid.
Romaine (Cos) lettuce will keep for five to seven days. To clean lettuce, first remove the outer leaves and with one slice cut off the tips of the lettuce since they tend to be bitter. Chop the remaining lettuce to the desired size and discard the bottom root portion. Rinse and pat dry or use a salad spinner if you have one available to remove the excess water.
Read more here


Have you tried 'Greek Artichoke Cauliflower Rice Salad', it's low carb, keto, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan - more details here

A variety of recipe ideas and articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy, one of my fave meals. Valerie

Tom said...

...made easy sounds good to ne.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh that looks so darn good.

Betty said...

wow am surprised how much goodness there is in a humble lettuce! I am growing them in flower pots in the garden and was starting to get annoyed with them as they are demanding a lot of watering - I will treat them with respect!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Romaine has gotten a bad rap here in the states because so much of it has been recalled. I love it, though, and I especially LOVE feta cheese. This sounds great.

Divers and Sundry said...

That does look tasty!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde parabéns pela salada gostosa. Fará muito sucesso aqui no Brasil.

Elephant's Child said...

I do love salads. Healthy, delicious and so adaptable to personal preference and ingredient availability.

Chatty Crone said...

You put it all together - dressing and all - looks good.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I've recently got a liking for feta.

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, my youngest daughter and I love greek salad. YUM! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Christine said...

I will save this idea. Thanks.

happyone said...

I love Greek Salad.

CJ Kennedy said...

Regular black olives for me and no feta. 😊 I love your recipes because they can easily be changed to suit taste or fussy eaters😺

Lorrie said...

Salads make wonderful easy meals at this time of year. Love Greek Salad.

Carola Bartz said...

I love a good Greek salad. This is delicious. Now you've made me hungry!

peppylady (Dora) said...

A nice fresh green salad would be tasty right now.

R's Rue said...

Yum

DUTA said...

Greek salads have everything a good salad should have: veggies, olives, feta, olive oil. I like my salad with the ingredients cut in small cubes and bits which is unlike the greek one where things are in a somewhat bigger format.

aussie aNNie said...

Love the salads you show here and we love Greek salad with the fetta cheese and all. xx

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful salad, tasty.

Natalia said...

I love Greek salad,so easy, but delicious!

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Margaret D said...

Love that salad and love lettuce.
Take caare

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Beautiful salad, looks delicious!

Take care and stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

Sandra Cox said...

I love Greek salads!

Debbie said...

i love romaine lettuce and usually make caesar salad with it, talk about easy!! this salad looks very nice, we eat a lot of salad during the summer!!

Jeanie said...

I have almost everything I need for this one! Thanks for the recipe!

Lee said...

I've got a pile of avocados...so today (Tuesday here in the Land of Oz, as I type) I am going to make a bowl of guacamole for my lunch!

Take good care. :)

mxtodis123 said...

I love salads, but don't have them as often as I would like even though I have a huge farmer's market like fruit stand down the block. Too many people there for me in this age of Covid. So we shop once a week at the supermarket and I pick up enough salad for at 3 days a week.

Rose said...

A salad sounds so good on a hot day!

Teresa said...

Me encantan las ensaladas y con calor más. Un beso.

Phil Slade said...

Very good advice folks. Of course the really easy way is to jump on a plane and fly to Greece where we can eat Greek salad every day, 5 weeks on Friday unless Al Johnson and Matt Handcock think other wise.

Henry Price said...

Salad are simple and easiest food to prepare. But the dressing is something that you need to work on. Good thing, El Greco, a greek food restaurant, offers good salad dressing that is also perfect for greek salads. They also have rotisserie chicken, pita wraps and kebabs in their menu.