Classic Greek Salad

Sunny day salad

The secret to a good Greek salad is to use the ripest juiciest tomatoes you can find. The photograph shows a salad we shared as a family on holiday- hence the generous chunk of feta cheese. When I make my own I use less cheese and break it up into small cubes. Feta has quite a strong flavour so a little goes a long way. Eat this salad on its own for a satisfying lunch full of fresh flavours to evoke joyous images of sunny days. It also makes a fab accompaniment to grilled lamb or chicken skewers.

Red onions are loaded with quercetin which can help to reduce histamine production. If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies be sure to include plenty of red onion in your diet.

Ingredients

Serves 1
1 small red onion finely sliced
1/2 green pepper, deseeded & cut into strips
1 large ripe beef tomato, cut into wedges
1/4 cucumber, halved lengthways & cut into 1cm chunks
75g feta cheese, cubed
handful of kalamata olives, drained
1 tsp dried oregano
1tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
pinch of sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place the red onion, pepper, tomato and cucumber in a bowl.
  2. Crumble over the feta cheese and spoon over the olives.
  3. Sprinkle over the oregano.
  4. When ready to eat, drizzle over the olive oil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything together really well.
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About Michelle Lake

Hi, I run Mission Nutrition, and I'm a nutritional therapist/ nutritionist helping people all over St Albans & Hertfordshire feel happier & healthier. If your diet needs an overhaul, come and see me for a nutrition consultation! Tel: 01727 893 042 / 01727 869 929 or email michelle@mission-nutrition.co.uk