Summer is coming!! It’s okay if you’re still stuck in winter, I’m here to tell you that sunnier and warmer days are near, and it’s going to be awesome! I love summer. It’s just so much brighter and nicer right? And this Greek Salad that I have for you today, is the perfect salad for summers. It’s fast (takes only 10 minutes), is packed with fresh flavors and simple ingredients that come together to make a salad that’s perfect for a light summer lunch which can also be paired with pretty much any recipe you’re making.
I make a lot of recipes ranging from different cuisines, and one of my favorite ways to eat is to pair recipes from different cuisines together. It’s like having the world on your plate, and eating dishes that belong from different countries and cultures. I love this Greek Salad, because it basically pairs perfectly with pretty much EVERYTHING I make. So that makes it a very versatile salad, right?
Seriously, I make this salad almost everyday and it goes perfectly with dishes like spicy biryani, cheesy lasagne, and spinach chicken curry (yum!), grilled chicken, and basically everything. My husband loves this salad so much that he says he just wants to eat this, instead of all the other recipes I make. And I make a ton of delicious recipes. I mean that’s my job as a food blogger. 😛
Lucky me though, because this is the easiest salad ever. It takes only 10 minutes and as always you can adjust it according to your tastes.
Now let’s talk about all the deliciousness that’s going on in this Greek Salad:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red onion
- Black olives
- Feta cheese (yum!)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil!!!
- Dried Oregano
Just seven ingredients and ten minutes. That’s all you need to make this Greek Salad, which I guarantee you’ll want to eat all summer long. Just make sure to use quality, fresh ingredients since that makes a big difference in salads.
If you want to go for an authentic greek salad, then I would suggest using kalamata olives (I couldn’t find them here – so I went with black olives) and green bell pepper. I had actually planned to add green bell pepper to the salad, but I totally forgot. So if you’re wanting to make a super authentic greek salad, then I would highly suggest adding kalamata olives and sliced green bell pepper.
Also during my research on how the authentic Greek Salad is made, I learned that feta cheese is kept in little chunks as opposed to being crumbled over the salad. It’s upto you, but I like it both ways. And sometimes I add in some chopped iceberg lettuce too, for an extra crunch and freshness.
However you make this salad, it always turns out delicious. Probably because of the feta cheese (which is my favorite cheese). Cheese always makes everything better, doesn’t it? :p
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 2 cucumbers sliced in half lengthwise, and then cut into thick wedges
- 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
- 1 cup black olives pitted
- 10 oz creamy feta cheese cut into chunks
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the olive oil and oregano.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and olives and toss so that the dressing coats the salad evenly.
- Top with chunks of feta cheese and sprinkle with more oregano if desired.