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Greek Peasant Salad – Recipe

Greek Peasant Salad –  Recipe

Fresh ingredients and easy preparation make this salad–with its contrasting textures and flavors–a perennial summer favorite. Tomatoes, cucumber, and feta marry beautifully with fresh herbs and a few garden surprises to create great taste and healthy nourishment.

Add wholegrain bread and you have a quick, delicious, and economical lunch. Those Mediterranean peasants really know how to live!


2-3 radishes
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
8 slices cucumber
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
2 lettuce leaves, thinly shredded
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
4 teaspoons chopped mint

1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 1/3 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons cider or wine vinegar
4 ounces feta or other white cheese, cut into small pieces
8 black olives

1. Place washed and prepared salad ingredients in a bowl.

2. Mix dressing ingredients thoroughly and pour dressing over the salad. Mix gently with a wooden serving set. Add the cheese and the olives.

Serves 2-3.

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Adapted from Greek Vegetarian Cooking by Alkmini Chaitow (Inner Traditions, 1989). Copyright (c) 1989 by Alkmini Chaitow. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions Press.
Adapted from Greek Vegetarian Cooking by Alkmini Chaitow (Inner Traditions, 1989).

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9:14AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

thank you.

12:24PM PDT on May 27, 2012


12:41PM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

That's not exactly a peasant salad. You need tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell peppers, onions, olives, parsley, feta cheese, oregano, salt and a bit of olive oil and vinegar. I don't know where the other ingredients come from. :P

9:11AM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

Thank you

5:01AM PDT on Mar 30, 2012

What an amazing recipe, will definitely be making this one, thanks so much..

3:57PM PDT on May 2, 2011


5:01AM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:19AM PST on Jan 13, 2010

Use the dressing sparingly and eat quickly after applying the dressing. Otherwise, it gets soggy in a hurry. It still tastes great, though.

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