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Traditional Greek Salad

Greek Salad

With our little girl well on her way, my husband and I aren’t able to take our yearly trip to Greece to visit his family. As the humid days pass I find myself yearning for all things Greek, the people, the language, the water, the FOOD…

Fortunately, I’m lucky to live in Astoria, Queens where you can get authentic Greek food on almost every avenue and I’ve been taking advantage of it big time, practicing my Greek with the cooks and ordering all my favorites, gigantes (large white beans), Bamies (okra in tomato sauce) and Yemista (stuffed tomatoes and peppers).

But I’ve been making my absolute favorite, the Greek salad at home because it’s more cost effective and because its something that calms me to make. Traditionally, Greek salads don’t have lettuce, they consist of four main ingredients, tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives and feta cheese. The fresher these ingredients are the better the salad will taste. This dish is refreshing to say the least and is the perfect addition to any summer dinner or lunch.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been. 🙂

Traditional Greek Salad

Serves 4
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into large cubes
  • 1 large cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 large white onion, sliced
  • 1/4 pound feta
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

Add all the ingredients together in a medium size bowl and enjoy!

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Summer Salsa Salad

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I absolutely love salsa and I often use it as a quick salad dressing for lunches. This salad is light, healthy and easy to throw together. If you’re in the mood for something more creamy feel free to add some hummus into the mix!

Summer Salsa Salad

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup red onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers, chopped
  • sprinkle of cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh salsa

Combine all the ingredients together from spinach to cheese. Top with salt, pepper and salsa.

Enjoy!