Greek Salad

 My Mom’s husband (my step Dad) George is ethnically Greek.  And when I say Greek…a bunch of the family goes to Greek school, they speak Greek, they yell “Opa” when glass breaks… the whole works.  They make all kinds of amazing food (pita, baklava, and much much more), but the one thing that I love and that I can actually replicate in my own kitchen is traditional Greek Salad.  The main thing about Greek salad is that everything is cut real chunky, not too small.

GREEK SALAD

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1-2 tomatoes depending on size
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 oz chunk feta cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1/3 C kalamata olives (I prefer pitted, I hate eating around pits in my salad–buy it from the olive bar at the grocery store or marinated in a glass jar)
  • 1/4 C Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

*Honestly, I just eyeball everything but these were about the proportions I used tonight.  Cut all the veggies and feta in big chunks.  Then drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss it all together and enjoy.

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