Greek Salad Recipe

Longing for the taste of summer that may not even exist? Let’s try this flavorful Greek salad recipe that will be sort of authentic!

Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMomThings aren’t always like we’ve been led to believe they are. This is especially true when politics, love or money is involved.

It seems, that any of the three has a curious ability of showing the driest facts through such lenses that completely changes the viewer’s perceptions of the world.

Our gut feeling, that we like to lay so much trust in, is highly susceptible to manipulation by those in the know. We can blindly believe in charismatic people who have the ability to charm us with their precisely choreographed body language and finely tuned catchphrases.

Similarly, we believe in many things including us being invincible as long as those soul crunchily charming eyes of our loved one staring at us.

Not to mention that there are many of us who happily sell their soul for money alone while the rest of us just sell it unhappily. Just think of all the adverts about never proven to be working skin care products that we are happily use on a daily basis.

Fun fact that toothpaste that is widely used and recommended by dentists all over the world -at least in adverts- does about 1% of the job for our oral health. The rest of the 99% is done by physically removing the pieces of food left in our mouth by the toothbrush.

For some unknown reason though, not only we tend to bend the facts when the emotional or economical stakes are high, but when we have absolutely no reason for it whatsoever, like it is the case with dishes.

Many food is called what they are, yet they aren’t. Just think about almost everyone’s favorite French fries, hot dogs, the Greek salad or at least the leafy green, maybe tzatziki saucy Greek salad that we know of.

It may come as shock for many but the Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce and it is not soaked in tzatziki sauce.  Greek salad or Horiatiki salad is often imagined a farmer’s breakfast or lunch which may explain its somewhat rudimentary appearance.

The basic idea when making a salad is to include vegetables that a Greek farmer may have at hand, hence its name the Horiatiki which means ‘peasant’ or ‘village’. The authentic Greek salad’s most prominent feature is the slab of feta cheese placed on top of the cube shaped vegetables.

When we meet Greek salad outside of Greece though, its features erode as quickly as pizza turns into tomato sauce-soaked bread in Detroit. The feta cheese is quickly cut up or crumbled into bite sized pieces and becomes the only feature for we can call the dish Greek.

If we think about it, outside of Greece the Greek or Horiatiki salad stays true to its nature by including vegetables that we have at hand. Nowadays that includes lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, maybe radishes and beet.

Maybe that won’t impress many Greeks, so try not to pour so deep philosophical sauce on any salad on a first date. Overall though, the authentic Greek salad with the absence of lettuce is a refreshing experience that definitely will find its place at any dinner table once we get through at the slab of cheese (maybe slicing it up doesn’t hurt that much).Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 clove / 3g Garlic (crushed or finely cut)
  • 1 teaspoon / 0.5g Oregano (finely cut)
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 squeeze / 10ml Vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon / 3g Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon / 0.25g Black pepper

Salad

  • 2 piece / 200 g Tomato
  • 1 piece / 200g Cucumber
  • ½ / 50g Onion
  • 1 piece / 50g Green pepper
  • 1 slab / 200g Feta cheese

How to make Greek salad

  1. Make the dressing by finely cut garlic and oregano leaves then mix them together with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. If there is a pestle available to work everything together finely, use it.Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Prepare the salad by cutting up the vegetables and also the cheese if the slabbing it on top seems like too over the top. Portion the salad, drizzle dressing on top and serve.Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Greek-salad-recipe-g16x9-SunCakeMom
Print
5 from 1 vote

Greek Salad Recipe

Longing for the taste of summer that may not even exist? Let's try this flavorful Greek salad recipe that will be sort of authentic!
Course Breakfast, Low Carb Meal, Salad
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Mediterranean, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 149kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Dressing
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed or finely cut
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano finely cut
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 squeeze Vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
Salad
  • 2 piece Tomato
  • 1 piece Cucumber
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 piece pepper
  • 1 Feta cheese

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by finely cut garlic and oregano leaves then mix them together with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. If there is a pestle available to work everything together finely, use it.
    Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Prepare the salad by cutting up the vegetables and also the cheese if the slabbing it on top seems like too over the top. Portion the salad, drizzle dressing on top and serve.
    Greek salad recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 149kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 14g (22%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 299mg (13%) | Potassium: 282mg (8%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 578IU (12%) | Vitamin C: 12mg (15%) | Calcium: 32mg (3%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

Pin now, Enjoy later!

Greek-salad-recipe-Pinterest-SunCakeMom



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating