Souda salad

Souda salad
The port of Souda in Crete is the inspiration for this colourful salad, combining cucumber and tomatoes with feta cheese.

This salad is best served cold from the fridge, perfect for a hot summer's day.
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Last modified on: July 7th 2019

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Souda salad

The vegetables

Rinse 1 cucumber, trim off the ends but do not peel.

You can cut grooves lengthways with a small knife or special tool (shown in the photo), if you prefer this look, but it is not essential.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Souda salad
Slice the cucumber thinly (a mandolin is the ideal tool for this).

Sprinkle the slices with fine salt, mix well and leave for to rest for 30 minutes.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
Souda salad
Prepare 4 tomatoes and slice fairly thinly.

Sprinkle with fine salt, mix well and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

This helps to bring out the full flavour of the tomatoes and cucumber.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Souda salad
Dice 100 g feta fairly small.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Souda salad

The dressing

In a bowl mix 5 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons lemon juice with a little salt and pepper, then add 2 tablespoons dry oregano.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Souda salad
Drain the cucumber slices and discard the juices. Transfer to a salad bowl.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Souda salad
Drain the tomato slices and discard the juices. Add to the salad bowl.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Souda salad
Add the diced feta, the finely chopped 1 spring onion (scallion) and some finely chopped chives.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Souda salad
Pour the dressing over and mix well.

Stage 10
Souda salad
Serve garnished with an anchovy fillet or a few black olives (if your diners like them).
You can use a small red onion instead of the spring onion. Plain olive oil can be replaced with herb olive oil for even more flavour.
And to drink?
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,152 Kcal or 4,823 Kj28 gr37 gr101 gr
58 %11 %3 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
116 Kcal or 486 Kj3 gr4 gr10 gr
6 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
288 Kcal or 1,206 Kj7 gr9 gr25 gr
14 %3 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Fish
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.66 €
  • Per person : 1.17 €

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