Rustic Greek Farmer's Salad

"Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. The ingredients in this salad are typical for Greece. It's a great side dish for any fish or grilled meats, alternatively serve with crusty white bread for a light lunch. This is for two people, but you can easily increase the amounts."
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  • Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place into bowl and add, spring onion, capers and olives.
  • Add the olive oil, vinegar (if using) and season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and oregano to taste.
  • Set aside and let flavours fuse for about ten to fifteen minutes, carefully stirring once or twice.
  • Add the feta and stir once more.
  • If you want you can sprinkle the salad with freshly chopped basil leaves.
  • Serve immidiatly.
  • Kali orexi!

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  1. Little Bee
    This was fantastic! I didn't have any green olives so just increased the amount of black olives. A wonderful healthy salad that I will make often!
  2. JeriBinNC
    We had this as part of a salad dinner along with a couscous salad and an herbed fruit salad. I didn't have capers or green olives, but I did have some good kalamata olives. I also reduced the feta cheese by at least half and used only 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It was wonderful!
  3. Kaarin
    I loved this! Must admit I didn't measure anything, but used close to the measurements listed. I didn't have cucumber, green olive or basil, so used more black olives and capers. I topped with herbed feta. This kind of recipe wouldn't have appealed to me before the zaar world tour, but now that I've given it a chance, greek food is amazing! Thanks Sylvie!
  4. PaulaG
    I changed was the amount of tomatoes and reduced the feta. For DH and me, 4 tomatoes would have been way too much. I love the ease of preparation and the blending of the fresh basil with the balsamic vinegar is wonderful. This is a keeper in my book. Thanks Sylvie.
    Wonderful and using my favorite ingredients. Served with your pita crisps. I could eat these type of "rustic" salads everyday. Thanks for sharing. cg


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