Classic Greek Salad

Classic Greek Salad
Anassa Taverna


For the dressing

  • 1/4 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons  red-wine vinegar
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon  dried oregano

For the salad

  • vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup  sliced Persian cucumbers
  • 1/4  red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/4  green bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • small sticks feta cheese
  •   Kalamata olives, for garnish

Sometimes, the classics are the best, and this simple salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta, and Kalamata olives is one of many traditional ways to start a delicious Greek meal. Whether you're going to have a roast chicken with lemon potatoes, grilled whole fish with sautéed wild greens, or maybe some moussaka, you can't go wrong with this salad.


For the dressing

In a bowl, whisk the olive oil into the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add the oregano.

For the salad

In a bowl, gently toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, and feta with the dressing. Transfer to plates and garnish with olives.

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