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 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.