Greek Tomato Salad
photo by Jubes
- Ready In:
- 8 medium tomatoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper, chopped (optional)
- 1 cucumber, chopped (optional)
- 2 2 tablespoons of fresh mint or 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon wine vinegar or 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbles or 1/2 cup kalamata olive
- some sprigs fresh herb (optional)
- Combine tomatoes, onion, pepper & cucumber in a bowl.
- Combine fresh herbs, olive oil, vinegar and garlic.
- Pour dressing over vegetable and toss lightly.
- Salt and pepper, to taste.
- Garnish with cheese and/or Kalamata olives.
- Garnish with sprigs of fresh herbs if desired.
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Even though I halved this recipe, I used only 3 tomatoes (1 per person), but kept the amounts of green pepper, onion and cucumber the same - so basically, I just reduced the tomato.LOL (maybe we have way larger tomatoes?) Used both mint and parsley and kalamatas and feta. We can live on this salad and its variations, all year long.
We loved this fresh, summery salad. I halved the recipe, but made the full amount of dressing. I used tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper and cucumber from my garden. For the dressing, I used fresh basil (from my garden), basil infused olive oil, and strawberry infused balsamic vinegar. I garnished it with crumbled feta cheese...delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Made for ZWT 9 - Greece for The Apron String Travelers
So apparently, I can't read directions. Doesn't really matter much, this salad was fantastic, anyway! When making the dressing, I added the fresh herbs (fresh oregano, as I'd already added the basil earlier, into the salad), and I muddled it a bit in the dressing to let out some of the yummyness. I was lucky to have deliciously ripe and juicy tomatoes; a necessity for a good greek salad! I built the salad in a bowl, ending with the feta and olives (shhh... they were pitted nicoise, not kalmatta, unfortunately, which I'm sure will send me to culinary hell, but gosh, they were good - and on hand!) I then drizzled the dressing on top of the salad, took the picture, and mixed it up. ;) Simple, delicious, flavours. This reminded me of Greece, when Mom took me for a Mother-daughter trip to Santorini. Dreamer, thank you so much for a delicious salad, and for taking me back to that gorgeous island. Made for our VIP (Dreamer), for Veggie Swap 28, September.