Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a very authentic Greek Tomato salad that will make you feel like you are eating in a greek sidewalk cafe. This is substantial enough to be the main dish, or light enough to be a side salad.
- 4 very fresh ripe tomatoes, cubed
- 1 (16 ounce) candrained & rinsed garbanzo beans
- 7 leaves basil, cut into ribbons
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed (with the salt)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup goat feta cheese
- 2 dozen kalamata olives
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- yoghurt, 1/2 cup per person (very thick, unflavored)
- 2 loaves Syrian bread, toast triangles
- 6 tablespoons butter
- Drain and rinse your garbanzo beans, then soak in very hot water for 5 to 6 minutes. then drain again.
- Cube your fresh, washed tomatoes, remove the stems. Slice your basil into thin ribbons. Crack your olives and remove pits, add feta and drizzle the 2 tablespoons of oil on top olive oil. Crush peeled garlic with salt, add to salad, Add in your garbanzo beans, and toss.
- Sprinkle the top with the brown sugar.
- Take loaves of sryian bread, spread with butter (real), cut into triangles and then toast in a 500 degree pre heated oven for 5 minutes. Serve these, and the yoghurt on the side in an attractive serving platter.
- Sometimes this is served with crumbled boiled eggs with bacon and tahini & lemon juice, but that is a more syrian presentation, and is a very aquired taste.