In summer, the Greek salad is always an excellent idea! Easy to prepare, it is very fresh and light. Be careful not to make mistakes, though!
When you don't feel like turning on the stove, the most practical and quick solution is always a nice rich salad and the Greek one is undoubtedly the best known. L'Greek salad it has few fresh, seasonal ingredients enriched by the taste of feta, the most famous Greek cheese in the world. A dish that is prepared in a few minutes and that everyone always likes, perfect for taking to the office for a lunch break. Greek salad is a second, but can also be served as a side dish or as a single dish if accompanied by slices of toasted bread seasoned with a good extra virgin olive oil.
Greek salad: recipe
To prepare the Greek salad you must first wash the vegetables very well: copper tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. (someone also adds the lettuce). Then peel the cucumbers and cut them into slices. Remove the peppers (green or red) from the internal seeds and cut them into strips. Cut the tomatoes into wedges and mix everything. Then add a piece of Tropea onion thinly sliced with a mandolin (the quantity is yours), a handful of Greek black olives pitted and seasoned everything with oil, salt and pepper. Before serving, add the cubes of feta cheese and complete with a sprinkling of dried oregano.
Insalta Greek but not only: feta in the kitchen
Feta cheese is the product of the coagulation of goat and sheep milk. It has a semi-hard, very compact paste of an intense white color and has no external rind.
Is called feta (slice in Greek) because it is generally sold in slices and is a DOP product (protected designation of origin).
With feta you can prepare many dishes in addition to the classic Greek salad. You can use it for example on pasta instead of parmesan with a simple sauce of fresh tomatoes or with vegetables. It is also excellent cooked in foil simply with oil and oregano and it is often used in the filling of savory pies together with spinach or other leafy vegetables.
Try it this season too with melon or watermelon if you want to experience a very original and elegant salad.
Returning to the Greek salad, if you want to try your hand in the preparation, be careful not to commit the errors that we explain to you in the tutorial.
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