Greek Salad

A Greek salad is a real classic and can go with so many things, whether its served on its own for a lunch, go with grilled fish, meats or steaks.  It is lovely as a side dish or with BBQ’s in the summer, or included as a buffet dish at a party.

It is very simple to make and a dish that i think we should all hold in our reserve to pull out from time to time, which is why i have included it.  I like to marinade my onions before i add them to my salad which gives them a much milder flavour as nobody likes to bit into a chunky bold red onion do they!

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So you will need: (this will make one large big bowl but feel free to reduce etc as needed)

5 big red tomatoes

1 large red onion

1 block of feta cheese

1/2 jar of black olives

1 whole large cucumber

2 teaspoons of dried oregano

salt and pepper

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

4 tbsp olive oil

 

Method:

  1.  Peel the red onion and cut into think half moons and place in a bowl breaking them up.  place the dried oregano and good pinch of salt a generous amount of black pepper and pour over the onions followed by the olive oil and red wine vinegar.  give this a stir and allow to sit.
  2. chop the tomatoes into random chunks.  #Again chop the cucumber into bite size chunks and place both in the large bowl.  place in the olives and cut the feta cheese into chunks and toss them around.  By now the onions would have had a chance to sit for a while a they should have had a start to loose teir bite.  Tip this is and toss round.
  3. If you are not eating straight away cover and refrigerate ready to serve.
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