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Classic Greek Salad

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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!

  1. Good quality, a big chunk of Feta Cheese, un-crumbled!
  2. Large chunks of vegetables
  3. 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

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Classic Greek Salad

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A classic, but we all love classics, don’t we? The best classic Greek Salad is simple and tasty!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Sides
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 7 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 cucumbers medium
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dry oregano
  • 1 green bell pepper large, no red or yellow, it does make a difference
  • 1 red onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 5.5 ounces kalamata olives Unpitted, about 20 olives
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil extra-virgin

Optional: (I add both and highly recommend it)

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

If you have leftovers, they are well-kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. The flavor improves with every day, so you might want to double the amounts on this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 3133mgPotassium: 452mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 893IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 343mgIron: 2mg
Keyword feta, greek, quick
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Nutrition Facts
Classic Greek Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
360
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Cholesterol
 
44
mg
15
%
Sodium
 
3133
mg
136
%
Potassium
 
452
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
893
IU
18
%
Vitamin C
 
35
mg
42
%
Calcium
 
343
mg
34
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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