Authentic Greek Salad

    15 minutes

    Tomatoes, red onion and cucumbers are dressed with olive oil and finished with crumbled feta cheese and black olives. It's essential to serve this with good crusty bread or barbecued lamb skewers.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into medium chunks or wedges
    • 2 large cucumbers, sliced
    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 150g feta cheese, crumbled
    • handful black Greek olives, pitted if desired

    Preparation:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In shallow salad bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber and onion. Sprinkle with salt to taste and let sit for a few minutes so that the salt can draw out the natural juices from the tomato and cucumber.
    2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste. Sprinkle feta cheese and olives over the salad.


    Letting the salted tomatoes and cucumbers sit for awhile before adding any oil is essential to a good Greek salad. The natural acidic juices from the tomato combine with the olive oil to make a delicious dressing, with no need for vinegar or lemon juice. Crusty bread is also a must so you can mop up every last bit of juice!

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    Something else. I love my lemon juice so a tea spoon of lemon juice was added..  -  31 Oct 2008


    Loved this salad though I couldn't help adding a touch of balsamic vinegar and some fresh basil....delicious!  -  01 Jun 2009


    Great recipe, very healthy & tasty. Love the metod of the salt drawing out the juices  -  20 Feb 2010