Easy Traditional Greek Salad

Traditional Greek Salad with Homemade Greek Dressing

There’s something special about an easy Traditional Greek Salad — maybe it’s the fresh tomato and cucumber marriage made in heaven. Or maybe it’s the salty, tangy,and crunchy texture that’s just right on a hot summer day. For me, it’s all in the flavor of the farm fresh tomato and cucumbers marinating in the olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice that just hits the spot.

Easy Traditional Greek Salad

Thankfully, we are hitting Traditional Greek Salad season and both hubby and I are ecstatic!

 

Delicious Greek Dressing and Marinade

We are picky in our house. Easy Traditional Greek Salad is only served when there are cucumbers and vegetables available at our local farm market or straight out of our own garden. People, we have standards!

Yesterday, I hit the jackpot when I picked up our weekly CSA (community sponsored agriculture) from our local farmer. Beautiful tomatoes and deep green cucumbers were waiting for me when I got there!

Easy Traditional Greek Salad

I was inspired to place a big Greek Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken with potatoes in the oven. I paired it with this gorgeous, colorful Easy Traditional Greek Salad, steamed brocccoli (also from our CSA), a loaf of crusty bread, and a plate of delicious manouri and kefalograviera cheese.

Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken and Potatoes and Traditional Greek Salad

I’m thankful that my four kids enjoy and appreciate clean eating and homecooked meals. Eating over a delicious traditional Greek dinner gives us the perfect opportunity to talk to them about their heritage.

We love to share stories of their ancestors and the life they lead on the beautiful island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese of Greece. Hopefully one day, they will do the same with their children.

Pigadia, Karpathos
A beautiful view of the sea taken in August 2007. Pigadia, Karpathos.

 

How to make Easy Traditional Greek Salad:

Dressing:  Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade Recipe

1 1/2 Large Cucumber, Peeled and sliced

2 Large Tomatoes, quartered

1 Cup Olives (Choose your favorite kind)

1 Cup Feta Cheese (Crumbled, or Block)

Optional: Sliced Onions and Sliced Green Pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade over the the ingredients (about 1/4 cup). Allow the flavors to blend for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

 

Enjoy!

Traditional Greek Salad with Homemade Greek Dressing


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