You can easily find a Greek Salad recipe, but don’t we all love classics?
We decided to take a stab at writing this one, although you might find tons out there. Why? Simply because sometimes, it’s hard to find a good version of this recipe.
This Classic Greek Salad has a special place in my hard; it’s a dish that I ate countless times during my teenage years, because best friend has Greek relatives, and her mom knew how much I loved this dish.
We used to study together because I was a math nerd and enjoyed explaining the complexity of numbers to my math-heater friend, so I got to make wishes at her table. My wishes were simple. Greek Salad was on top of my list.
I have not found an excellent substitute to Sheep’s Milk Feta Cheese, so this one is a vegetarian dish, Greek salad without Feta, just doesn’t taste the same. The tartness from this cheese is hard to find on another type of cheese.
The secrets to getting a Classic Greek Salad right!
- Good quality, a big chunk of Feta Cheese, un-crumbled!
- Large chunks of vegetables
- Black olives, preferably Kalamata Olives.
Make sure you use Cucumbers, is not the same without it and you would miss all its health benefits!
Healthy Weight: not only because it hydrates your cells, but it also fills your belly, and that may help you eat less. A cup of sliced cucumbers has just 16 calories.
Keeps your Heart Healthy: their antioxidant activity helps slow or stop the heart-related disease. And some research seems to show that the unique mix of nutrients in cucumber seeds could help improve your cholesterol numbers, which could have a direct impact on heart health. So make sure to leave the seeds on!
Keeps You Regular: eating healthy foods like cucumber, leave less room for high-salt and high-fat foods that can slow your digestion. Plus, the hydration boost you get from all that water in cucumbers can prevent you from getting constipated. They also have fiber, which aids in keeping things moving along.
Your Classic Greek Salad Ingredients
Classic Greek Salad
- Thinly slice the red onion.
- Put the onion in a bowl with water for about 15-30 mins. Doing this will make the onion less pungent. You can skip this step if you don’t mind remaining with onion breath for the rest of the day.
- Coarsely chop all your veggies. Leave the skin.
- Bring all the veggies together.
- Add the virgin oil, vinegar, oregano, and salt (be careful as the Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, and Capers are salty, so you might not need much).
- Place the cheese on top. Resist the temptation of crumbling it and mix it (or just do a little), as this will happen as you eat it, and if you do it beforehand, you will lose a lot of the experience of having chunks on it in every bite.
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