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How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

The Greek Salad has a lot of fresh vegetables and is very healthy. It is not only a great way to use the summer produce but also makes a perfect picnic salad or a side dish.

If you are wanting to do something entirely different to do with your tomatoes… this is it! It is light and fresh and tastes wonderful. 

The recipe gives instructions on how to make it either into one big salad bowl or as This classic salad is crunchy and brimming with flavors.

I always look forward to eating this delicious salad -it is made with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives, feta cheese and all dressed up with olive oil.

This is my mom’s recipe and I have been making it for many years now. It may not be as elaborate or as sophisticated as some of the other salads that you may see…but it sure is delicious and gets the job done.

If you like to use tomatoes in your Greek Salad, by all means, do so…if not just leave them out. The salad still tastes great without them. 

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    I have made this dish using only one cucumber and 2 tomatoes but I highly recommend adding the other vegetables as well, to keep it fresh and crunchy.

    I like to use yellow onions but red onions are good too. Good quality olives are a must for this recipe if you want it to taste right. I prefer Kalamata olives as they have less liquid (and salt) than other types of black olives. But any kind will work. 

    As for the cucumbers… you can use English or Persian cucumbers but I love using Armenian cucumbers, and veggies which are long and thin and have a more intense flavor than others. 

    They are not easily available here in the US so I used an English cucumber melon baller to scoop out small balls of flesh from the skin and to make them look more like Armenian cucumbers.

    Salads like this are a great side dish for any meal. The ingredients you need for this salad are likely to be in your pantry. The key ingredients are tomatoes, cucumber, onions, feta cheese (or soft paneer pieces in absence of feta cheese), and olives. 

    Served with lots of fresh vegetables, the Greek Salad is very healthy and delicious. It is not only a great way to use the summer produce but also makes a perfect picnic salad or a side dish

    In addition to bell peppers, lettuce, and avocado, there are other vegetables that can be used as variations. To give the salad a lovely glaze, olive oil is used. The soft feta cheese, crunchy lettuce, and tangy dressing makes this salad a notch higher. 

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      This easy and yummilicious recipe for Greek Salad is very simple and quick to prepare. A few simple cuts and a quick mix and you can get the party started.

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      How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

      How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad RecipePin
      How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

      Cook Time: 5 M
      Prep time: 15 M
      Total time: 20 M

      Yield: 4 servings
      Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

      Ingredients Needed for Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

      • ½ cup deseeded cubed/sliced English cucumber (kheera)
      • ½ cup cubed/sliced onion
      • ½ cup cherry or plum tomato halved/cubed/sliced
      • 1 cup cubed yellow, red, and green bell peppers 
      • ½ cup diced/sliced red cabbage (optional)
      • 1 cup lettuce cut into bite size and soaked in ice water
      • 1 tbsp black olives pitted and halved
      • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled (or soft paneer pieces marinated in olive oil, salt, oregano for 2 hours)

      Dressing for Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

      • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil [BUY HERE]
      • ½ tsp dried Oregano [BUY HERE]
      • Salt and pepper to taste [BUY HERE]
      • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
      • 1 tbsp lemon juice
      • 2 cloves garlic minced
      • 2 tsp parsley chopped finely

      Directions for Preparing The Greek Salad

      1. Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended. This can be made in advance and kept in room temperature.
      2. Combine all the chopped/diced vegetables in a large salad bowl, add feta cheese.
      3. Pour the dressing and toss lightly.
      4. Serve immediately.
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      How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad RecipePin

      Recipe Name: How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

      Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

      Description: How To Cook Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe. The Greek Salad has a lot of fresh vegetables and is very healthy.

      Preperation time: 15M

      Cook Time: 5

      Total Time: 20M

      Type: appetizer

      Recipe Yield: 4 servings

      Recipe Ingredients: ½ cup deseeded cubed/sliced English cucumber (kheera), ½ cup cubed/sliced onion, ½ cup cherry or plum tomato halved/cubed/sliced, 1 cup cubed yellow, red, and green bell peppers , ½ cup diced/sliced red cabbage (optional), 1 cup lettuce cut into bite size and soaked in ice water, 1 tbsp black olives pitted and halved, ½ cup feta cheese crumbled (or soft paneer pieces marinated in olive oil, salt, oregano for 2 hours), Dressing for Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe, 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil [BUY HERE], ½ tsp dried Oregano [BUY HERE], Salt and pepper to taste [BUY HERE], 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic minced, 2 tsp parsley chopped finely

      Recipe Instructions: Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended. This can be made in advance and kept in room temperature. Combine all the chopped/diced vegetables in a large salad bowl, add feta cheese. Pour the dressing and toss lightly. Serve immediately.

      Recipe Cuisine: Greek

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