Tamara Mannelly

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The other day I was looking at a beautiful bowl for garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and was inspired to make a true Greek salad, taking me back to our wonderful family vacation to Greece

There is nothing tastier than garden fresh tomatoes, in my opinion!  And a true Greek salad is different than the ones we get here in the States.  I had no idea until I got there that that was true!  

In Greece, a Greek salad has NO lettuce!  It is just a bowl of cut tomatoes, cucumbers, maybe a few thinly sliced red onions, olives with some fresh oregano.  Topped with a hunk of feta cheese and a drizzling of beautiful olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, of course served in a shallow bowl.  

One of our best food memories from Greece was sitting in a square with our hired driver, Makis, in the town of Meteora.  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and ate this delicious salad in the sunshine!  

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe - www.ohlardy.com

I had been wanting to make it ever since we got back but needed to wait until I had some good, fresh tomatoes!  You can't get any more ‘real food‘ than this!  

I had tomatoes and oregano from my home garden.  Cucumbers, onion and feta cheese from my CSA program and I was ready to go!!

Give it a try and tell me what you think!  You can serve it with a side of crusty bread but we just ate it as is!

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe
Ingredients
  1. 3 good size tomatoes, cut into wedges (I seed them if they are very watery)
  2. 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  3. 1/4 red onion, sliced thin
  4. Handful of Kalamata olives
  5. Handful of fresh oregano, minced (dried will work if that is all you have)
  6. 1 hunk of feta cheese
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add tomatoes and cucumbers to bowl.
  2. Add onions and olives.
  3. Add minced oregano to top
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Top with feta cheese
  6. Drizzle with olive oil
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