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

Keywords for this recipe:SaladGreekCretanSummerTomatoesCucumberFeta cheeseLemon sauceOreganoHotRetsina wine
For 2 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingStart to finish
28 min.30 min.58 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #1

The vegetables

Rinse ½ 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 : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
Prepare 2 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 : Photo of step #4
Dice 50 g feta fairly small.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #5

The dressing

In a bowl mix 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice with a little salt and pepper, then add 1 tablespoon dry oregano.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #6
Drain the cucumber slices and discard the juices. Transfer to a salad bowl.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #7
Drain the tomato slices and discard the juices. Add to the salad bowl.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #8
Add the diced feta, the finely chopped ½ spring onion (scallion) and some finely chopped chives.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Souda salad : Photo of step #9
Pour the dressing over and mix well.

Stage 10
Souda salad : Photo of step #10
Serve garnished with an anchovy fillet or a few black olives (if your diners like them).
Remarks
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?

Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
652 Kcal or 2,730 Kj14 gr19 gr58 gr
33 %5 %2 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
127 Kcal or 532 Kj3 gr4 gr11 gr
6 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
326 Kcal or 1,365 Kj7 gr10 gr29 gr
16 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 people : 2.41 €
  • Per person : 1.21 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FetaFeta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cretan salad, Spinach brik parcels, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, Vegetable rosette tart, ... All
Black olivesBlack olives: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Two-olive ciabatta, Tomato ladybirds, Tapenade, Pissaladière with puff pastry, Greek salad, ... All
Anchovy filletAnchovy fillet: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pissaladière with puff pastry, Mixed salad stack, Salade Niçoise, Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce , Tapenade, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, Gratin Parmentier, Cauliflower tabouleh, Ratatouille, Baker's tuna and mushroom tart, ... All
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