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.
16K 6 4.5
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Last modified on: July 7th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:SaladGreekCretanSummerTomatoesCucumberFeta cheeseLemon sauceOreganoHotRetsina wine
For 12 people, you will need:

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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 3 cucumbers, 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 12 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 300 g feta fairly small.

Set aside.

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

The dressing

In a bowl mix 15 tablespoons olive oil and 9 tablespoons lemon juice with a little salt and pepper, then add 6 tablespoons 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 3 spring onions (scallions) 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
3,487 Kcal or 14,599 Kj82 gr111 gr302 gr
174 %31 %10 %46 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
117 Kcal or 490 Kj3 gr4 gr10 gr
6 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
291 Kcal or 1,218 Kj7 gr9 gr25 gr
15 %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 12 people : 13.98 €
  • Per person : 1.17 €

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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, Feta in olive oil with herbs, Tzatziki, Mediterranean toast, Rice à la grecque, ... All
Black olivesBlack olives: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Salade Niçoise, Tomato ladybirds, Pissaladière with puff pastry, Two-olive ciabatta, Tapenade, ... All
Anchovy filletAnchovy fillet: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tapenade, Pissaladière with puff pastry, Mixed salad stack, Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce , Salade Niçoise, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Nanou's tuna tart, Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken Brussels pie, Algerian brik rolls, ... All
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