Classic Greek Salad

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Classic Greek Salad
Classic Greek Salad
Anassa Taverna

Classic Greek Salad

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.

2
Servings
353
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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

Directions

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.

Greek Salad Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Salad Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Greek Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
51%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
91µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.2%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
34µg
43%
Calcium
172mg
17%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
34µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
34µg
9%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
21g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
139mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
401mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.5%
Sodium
557mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.4%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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