Easy Greek Salad
Sometimes, we crave a refreshing and healthy meal that is easy to prepare. Greek salad is a classic Mediterranean dish that is perfect for this purpose. It is a simple combination of fresh vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and olive oil that results in a delicious and nutritious meal.
I remember the first time I tried Greek salad. I was on vacation in Greece, and I ordered it as an appetizer. I was blown away by the simplicity and freshness of the dish. Since then, I have made it countless times, and it has become one of my go-to recipes for a quick and healthy meal.
- 3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large cucumber, chopped
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and green bell pepper.
- Add the pitted Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Greek salad is a versatile dish that can be served as a side dish or a main course. It is perfect for a summer picnic, a barbecue, or a potluck. You can also add grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu to make it a more substantial meal. Serve it with crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine for a complete Mediterranean experience.