Video:Greek Saladwith Gretchen Siegchrist
If it's warm outside, cool down with a fresh Greek salad. This zesty mix of vegetables, olives, and feta cheese is hearty enough to be a meal.See Transcript
Transcript:Greek SaladHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to share with you a simple recipe for Greek salad. This is a delicious, light salad with fresh ingredients that can easily be adapted to your tastes.
Greek Salad IngredientsFor this recipe, you will need:
- 4-5 large ripe tomatoes
- 1 large red onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 cucumber
- 1/4 pound of feta cheese, sliced or crumbled
- 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- a dozen or so kalamata olives
- 1 tablespoon water
Cut and Peel the VegetablesBegin by cutting all of the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. If the tomatoes or the cucumber have thick, tough skins, you may want to peel them. Otherwise, you can leave the skin on.
Season the VegetablesAfter they have been chopped, lightly sprinkle the tomatoes, cucumber and pepper with salt. Combine the vegetables in a large bowl and toss them together with 1 teaspoon oregano and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Add the Cheese, Olives, and OilTop the salad with the cheese and olives, then lightly sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of oregano.
Mix together the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil with the water, and drizzle this over the salad. You can serve this Greek salad by itself or as an accompaniment to a meal.
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