You CAN make friends with salad and this delicious Greek Salad is a great friend to have! I add lettuce which isn’t traditional but it’s good, trust me.
If I had to pick a favourite salad I think Greek salad would be pretty high up there. I have grown up eating lots of Greek food thanks to my Aunty marrying my Uncle who is Greek. His family and ours adopted each other and as a result I have a YiaYia who cooks the most sensational food you could ever imagine. If she’s cooking I wouldn’t even waste room on salad (ha) but she can make the simplest of salads taste divine. It’s a skill.
Now it isn’t traditional to put lettuce in a Greek salad but you are an adult and can do whatever you damn well please, so if you want to throw some lettuce in there I’m on board. I think it fills out the salad a little more and gives you a serve of leafy greens which is never a bad thing. I’d also recommend investing in a good olive oil here. Not the cheapest bottle at the supermarket because it was on sale. You can taste the difference and a great oil here will be one of the heroes of the salad.
I eat this as a meal by itself but if you want to use as a side salad to accompany some protein I’d say this would be the perfect amount to be shared between 2-3.
- 1 Roma tomato, cut into thin wedges
- ½ small cucumber, sliced
- ¼ medium green capsicum, sliced thinly
- ¼ small red onion, sliced thinly
- 2 handfuls lettuce (I used 4-leaf mix)
- 40g feta cheese
- 6 Kalamata olives
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tbsp. lemon juice
- ¼ garlic clove, crushed
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl
- Assemble salad ingredients on a plate
- Drizzle dressing over salad
- Serve and enjoy