with summer at our door, we have so much to look forward to: beach vacations, lazy pool days, sandals.
one thing we also have come to expect is sweltering heat. one way to beat the heat is a fresh, light, healthy salad.
my family’s signature, go-to salad is none other than the traditional greek salad as found in athens, greece. this means NO LETTUCE! (gasp!)
ps. it’s colorful!
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1 large tomato
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1 red onion
- jar of kalamata olives
- feta cheese (buy the kind that sold as a block of cheese in liquid)
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. oregano
chop the cucumber, tomato, and green pepper into similar, chunky pieces about 1/2 inch wide.
slice the red onion into about 10 very thin slices. you’ll only need a very little bit of the onion.
slice off two 1/2 inch thick slices of feta cheese. the more, the better.
top with a handful of olives.
season with salt & pepper and oregano. drizzle the olive oil and red wine vinegar over the salad.
let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes before serving to let all the flavors mix and set.
-colorful & delicious-