Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Greek salad


How I wish I was in Santorini eating their world famous salata – Greek Salad.  I just want to know how authentic Greek salad tastes. Considering the debt crisis in Greece and priorities of my life, it is a very bad idea to get there….. so have to wait just like I waited for feta cheese. Well, for now, time travel is the only possibility.

Loved watching “The sisterhood of the traveling pants” some years ago, but can’t forget the white washed buildings with blue backdrop of sea. My love for Greece took a new turn when I watched "Mamma Mia" and its picturesque surroundings. Lucky fellas who have been there …… indeed lucky. 



I had read in one of the glossy magazines about this salad as a teenager. Set forth to make it ….. but was utterly disappointed when I found feta cheese was not available in my part of the world. So skipped the idea altogether …When I found feta is easily available in my new home country, my happiness knew no bounds. I associated feta to Greek salad immediately, which was in the back of my DIY wish list.




Ingredients
2 large tomatoes, cut into irregular wedges
1/2 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded, then roughly chopped
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
4 Kalamata olives
Feta cheese (go stingy on them, as they are super salty, use it crushed)

Salad dressing
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 of a lemon
1/4 tsp of pepper

Directions
Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour the salad dressing. Serve them with bread and kebabs.

Opinions: Try adding romaine lettuce, bell peppers, etc., if you like. It can cut down the saltiness of the olives and feta. 

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