Tuesday, 19 March 2013

241. greek salad

a cooling down remedy

At the moment it is so hot that either a cold dessert or a nice cool salad is all I want to eat. I wish I could just eat ice lollies, ice creams, sorbets and nothing else. However, bearing in mind all the calories I would add on the the already excessive ones, I opt for the salads. Not that I am complaining as I love salads. A few days ago I made a huge bowl of greek salad for dinner. Healthy, crunchy and believe it or not got most of the ingredients in spite of the hot weather and shortage of vegetables.



GREEK SALAD
for 4 or 2 as a meal

2 medium tomatoes cut into chunks
1 cupful of cucumber chunks
½ cup sliced sweet pepper of any colour
½ cup feta cheese cubes
2 cups lightly packed mixed salad leaves or 2 to 3 leaves of iceberg lettuce
1 small onion sliced, white or red
12 olives of any kind either left whole or halved

Dressing :
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp  vinegar, either cider or balsamic or any good vinegar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar or 1 tsp honey
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
1 tsp dried oregano


  1. Slice the onion thinly.
  2. Make the dressing and let the sliced onion marinate in it for ½ hour.
  3. Prepare the rest of th vegetables.
  4. Mix all the salad ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Just before serving, add the dressing and mix well.
Tips :
  • If the skin of the cucumber is thick, peel it before cutting the cucumber.
  • If you like the taste of raw onion, don't marinade it.
  • Use green or black olives of your choice.
  • Always use a sharp knife to cut tomatoes.

You may want to check out the following :
                                                                                                                            
Avocado beetroot salad  
    
pasta salad 
       
    
 broccoli salad  
                                                                                                        

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

241. greek salad

a cooling down remedy

At the moment it is so hot that either a cold dessert or a nice cool salad is all I want to eat. I wish I could just eat ice lollies, ice creams, sorbets and nothing else. However, bearing in mind all the calories I would add on the the already excessive ones, I opt for the salads. Not that I am complaining as I love salads. A few days ago I made a huge bowl of greek salad for dinner. Healthy, crunchy and believe it or not got most of the ingredients in spite of the hot weather and shortage of vegetables.



GREEK SALAD
for 4 or 2 as a meal

2 medium tomatoes cut into chunks
1 cupful of cucumber chunks
½ cup sliced sweet pepper of any colour
½ cup feta cheese cubes
2 cups lightly packed mixed salad leaves or 2 to 3 leaves of iceberg lettuce
1 small onion sliced, white or red
12 olives of any kind either left whole or halved

Dressing :
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp  vinegar, either cider or balsamic or any good vinegar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar or 1 tsp honey
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
1 tsp dried oregano


  1. Slice the onion thinly.
  2. Make the dressing and let the sliced onion marinate in it for ½ hour.
  3. Prepare the rest of th vegetables.
  4. Mix all the salad ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Just before serving, add the dressing and mix well.
Tips :
  • If the skin of the cucumber is thick, peel it before cutting the cucumber.
  • If you like the taste of raw onion, don't marinade it.
  • Use green or black olives of your choice.
  • Always use a sharp knife to cut tomatoes.

You may want to check out the following :
                                                                                                                            
Avocado beetroot salad  
    
pasta salad 
       
    
 broccoli salad  
                                                                                                        
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