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Greek Salad

June 10, 2013

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Who would have thought, but we actually had a pretty warm and sunny weekend. After weeks of endless downpours and floods it was refreshing to end the workweek enjoying a picnic and Pimm’s at the park with friends. And Saturday wasn’t half bad either, it even included a running sushi dinner. We were spoiled rotten with blue skies and endless sunshine. When lunch rolled around a salad was all I wanted. And frozen yoghurt for dessert.

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The idea for this salad actually came from a friend. Last week we were discussing dinner ideas and since, as a blogger, I’m always up for new recipes that I can try I was very immersed in the conversation. It’s good to be surrounded by lots of foodies at work. This way I’m always in for new treats that inspire me to create new dishes. Dining out with my friends is as a matter of fact quite entertaining. We all love food and if we like what we’re eating we certainly don’t hide it. It can be quite funny/ embarrassing at times.

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Anyhow, the salad. I’d say it’s a Greek salad. However, I’ve never actually been to Greece so I’m not entirely sure of how it’s classified there. My version does however include the common ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion and Feta cheese. My friend swears by adding chives to the dressing so naturally I followed her lead and did the same. Apart from being a light lunch or even dinner salad, the combination of the flavors is superb.

As you can tell from the pictures I wouldn’t say that I’m the best vegetable chopper; my knives could actually use some sharpening too. But that’s the great thing about the salad. Chop the vegetables in different shapes. Don’t just slice everything. Experiment a little, it’ll make the eating experience even better.

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Greek Salad

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes {or 1 tomato and a handful of cocktail tomatoes}, sliced or quartered
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 red inion, finely sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp. black olives
  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled or cut into small chunks
  • salt & pepper
  • chives, finely chopped
  • dried oregano
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

Arrange the chopped and sliced vegetables on a plate or throw everything in a bowl. Add the feta. Season with the chives, oregano, salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn June 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Such a great summer salad!

  • Reply Escaping to Austria June 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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