Simple Greek Salad (in Greek) - A Recipe With A Photo Step By Step

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Simple Greek Salad (in Greek) - A Recipe With A Photo Step By Step
Simple Greek Salad (in Greek) - A Recipe With A Photo Step By Step

Video: Simple Greek Salad (in Greek) - A Recipe With A Photo Step By Step

Video: Simple Greek Salad (in Greek) - A Recipe With A Photo Step By Step
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A real Greek salad recipe, simple and very quick, for large feasts with a crowd of people, when dishes are on the table for a long time.


Greenhouse cucumber - 1 pc.

Tomatoes - 2 pcs.

Bulb onions - 1 pc.

Olive oil - 1 tablespoon

Feta cheese - 70 g

Oregano - to taste

  • 71 kcal
  • 5 minutes.
  • 5 minutes.

Photo of the finished dish

Step by step recipe with photo

This simple Greek salad may not seem exactly what you are used to seeing Greek salad (and salads in general), but nevertheless, this recipe is exactly the native Greek. It can be said to be the great-grandfather of today's Greek salad. It is still used in Greece, but not when serving in portions in restaurants, but either when serving a buffet, or on all sorts of big celebrations, such as christenings, name days, weddings, commemorations and other mass festivities, in which hostesses have smoke from their ears, and on which dishes for many hours can stand on the table. Have you got used to the situation?

From the point of view of the Greeks, "Greek salad" is, of course, not a GREEK salad (in Russia there is no Russian salad? The name of the country in the name of the dish usually indicates that the recipe is a foreign interpretation). For them, this is a rural, rustic, peasant salad - the simplest and most elementary in the world. That's why you dance! Fancy a village holiday? Now let's cook this simplest Greek salad in Greek for it!

The most important thing to understand here is that what we perceive as a salad was originally sliced. It must include cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese. The rest is obvious, on request, to taste and depending on availability. It may include olives and bell peppers. It is poured with olive oil, sprinkled with at least dry oregano, or the Greek trinity of oregano-thyme-rosemary. There may be black ground pepper. What can't be there? Salt and vinegar. Both are categorically contraindicated for this form of serving - it will begin the rapid transformation of vegetables from elastic and crunchy to soft and not having a fresh look.

A simple Greek Greek salad is not a salad! This is a way to put already chopped cucumber, tomato and cheese on the table, so that everyone has enough and everyone gets everything.

An important point - this salad is often served not in deep bowls, but on spacious dishes, where the vegetables below will not be crumpled under the weight of the upper ones.

Cut the cucumbers into thick washers.

Cut the tomatoes into large slices. We are in the village, we have a lot to do and guests are waiting!

Chop the onion as needed. It can be in large rings, or in slices.

We don't cut the cheese. We break the cheese with our hands, coarsely - there is no time for us to do nonsense here and cut it into cubes! There were some cheese crumbs left on my hands - they were shaken off on the salad. The last piece was crumbled into smaller pieces and scattered, it is a seasoning. They snapped their fingers, brushed off the crumbs.

Poured with olive oil, sprinkled with oregano. No stirring! Run to the guests!

Well, what time did you meet? I (ticked by the clock) - in less than five minutes. But I have a vegetable cutter, with a knife it can turn out slower.

Do not forget to put salt on the table so that the guests themselves salt if anyone needs it. And so - a simple Greek salad (in Greek!) Is ready. By the way, do you know how long such a salad can stand uncovered at a temperature of 20 degrees and not lose its edible appearance? 8 hours, I specifically checked.

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