Greek salad

Greek salad
This is a classy version of that perfect summer food, Greek salad. The only difficult part is the care and patience needed for dicing the vegetables.
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Last modified on: July 13th 2010

Keywords for this recipe:SaladTomatoesCucumberFetaGreekCretanOlive oil
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Greek salad : Photo of step #1
Wash 2 cucumbers, peel and slice (a mandolin is the ideal tool for this), then cut into sticks, and finally into small dice.

Put to wait in a seive.

If you prefer your cucumber softer rather than crunchy, salt lightly to tenderise and draw out some of the juice.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Greek salad : Photo of step #2
Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
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Prepare 8 tomatoes and cut into small dice.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Dice 200 g feta.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Remove the stones from 60 g black olives and chop roughly.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Prepare a "citronette" (lemon) dressing, by mixing 8 tablespoons olive oil, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then add the fresh herbs and mix again.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Greek salad : Photo of step #8
Add the dressing and mix once more.

It's ready.
Take care to use the recommended quantity of olive oil; it's important for the end result, and ideally use Greek oil if you can.

Use a red onion if possible; they are available in the summer and are so good raw.

And to drink?

If you like it, why not the famous Greek white wine Retsina? Or a fruity rosé from Provence. To accompany this salad perfectly, drink one or the other, well chilled and in the shade.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,102 Kcal or 8,801 Kj50 gr63 gr184 gr
105 %19 %6 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
119 Kcal or 498 Kj3 gr4 gr10 gr
6 %1 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
263 Kcal or 1,101 Kj6 gr8 gr23 gr
13 %2 %1 %3 %
% 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 8 people : 8.09 €
  • Per person : 1.01 €

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Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FetaFeta: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Multicoloured cucumber-tomato salad, Moussaka, Vegetable rosette tart, Lumberjack turnovers, Canapés of red mullet with poppy seeds, ... All
Black olivesBlack olives: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Salade Niçoise, Pissaladière with puff pastry, Tapenade, Souda salad, Two-olive ciabatta, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bolognaise lasagne, Mushrooms on toast, French style, Warm lentil salad, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Polenta, ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ratatouille confite, Tomato and cream cheese terrine, Minestrone, Four-tier glasses, Tabbouleh, ... All
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  • You have to love the classics, J.H. and this is one of my favorites when it comes to anything Greek! Thanks for sharing...I especially like your choice of Greek wine:)
    Posted by Louise july 6th 2010 at 18:46 (n° 1)
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