Typical Ingredients For The Classic Greek Salad

Greek salad is a classic appetizer of Greek cuisine. Cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, cheese and onions form the basis and are refined as desired with other ingredients.

Although there are now different of variations and everyone can put together his own favorite recipe, there are a few typical ingredients for the classic Greek salad. These are based on what nature usually gives in the salad season. These include fresh, ripe tomatoes, cucumber, feta and olive oil. Seasoning is usually with salt and pepper, often with oregano. Often peppers are added, as well as typical olives of Greece. Most recipes also specify raw onions as an ingredient, which are cut into strips.

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Ingredients You Need

1/4 cucumber (unpeeled)

1 tomato

1/2 pepper (green)

1 bunch of young onions



100 g of feta cheese

For the marinade:

1 tablespoon of wine vinegar



2-3 teaspoons of olive oil

Preparation Of The Greek Salad

Peel the onions and cut them into rings. Clean cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce, wash and cut into pieces. Dice the feta cheese. Mix vinaigrette with vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Then mix the oil down. Mix finely chopped vegetables and Feta cheese in a salad bowl. Add whole olives as you wish. Finally, pour over the vinaigrette and sprinkle with pepper.

Other Variants

Greek salad with potatoes and gyros for example, also serves as a main course, tastes delicious and contains many valuable nutrients. This also applies to the variant with meatballs and noodles.

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