Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Greek-inspired salad

It's painfully un-authentic, but to me anything with Kalamata olives and Feta is Greek. As you can probably conclude, I've never been to Greece and I've only had real Greek food a handful of times.

But anyway, I love this salad because it is so fresh and crisp, and the flavors are simple and wonderful.

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded, cored, and diced
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, quartered
4 oz Feta, crumbled
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil

Soak the onion in cold water for about 15 minutes, then drain.
Combine onion, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, olives, and feta in a bowl and toss to combine.
Add the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and a little salt and pepper and mix well.


Michelle said...

I too know nothing about real greek food yet have my own greek salad interpretation :-) http://doesabodygood.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-hate-mock-anything.html

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Steph said...

I've only had greek food a few times.. actually only at the annual summer greek festival. Anything with olives and feta cheese usually sounds greek to me.

Colleen said...

ha - i love your philisophy on food and cooking. i love salads like THIS! i don't have much "heritage" in my cooking so i am widely accepting of any and all types!