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The Classic Greek Salad

Foteini Pagonidou

Foteini Pagonidou

Foteini Pagonidou is the Local Contributing Writer at Global Storybook (Greece).

Foteini was born and raised in Greece. She loves Greek cuisine and even though she admires her country's history and culture, she always strives to explore other civilizations as well. Foteini strongly believes that a traveler's mind - is an open mind.
She is looking forward to sharing all the secrets of her beautiful country with you.
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The Greek Salad is an integral dish of the Greek cuisine, and it also one of the its most famous.  Particularly during the Summer months, it appears that almost anywhere in Greece you can find and enjoy one!  The basic ingredients of the Greek salad are tomato and cucumber, which are both summer vegetables, as well as olive oil, oregano, salt, green peppers, red onion, olives (ordinary black), and of course the feta cheese.

The Greek Salad is also a rich source of nutrients, which are essential to a balanced diet.  Let’s now take a look at the specific ingredients, and the preparation of this popular salad.


  • 2 large tomatoes, tightly cut into 8 pieces each
  • 1 cucumber cut into slices
  • 1 green pepper chopped into slices
  • 1 onion red cut into washers
  • 10 olives, preferably without the pit
  • ½ jam caper
  • 150 grams of feta cheese cut into small cubes
  • lettuce if preferable
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • oregano

How to Make the Greek Salad:

First you should obviously clean, wash and drain all the vegetables.

In a salad bowl, you can add the tomatoes, chopped into large cubes, cucumber, pepper, and the large slices of onion.  Then you can add the feta cheese in cubes.  You can follow with the olives and the caper, and finally, add some vinegar, olive oil, then mix everything really well.

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That is it – our Greek Salad is ready!  You can enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast, especially during a hot Summer season!

P.S. Let me share a little secret – here in Greece, when we order the Greek salad, it is usually served with a piece of bread.  We dip the bread into the olive oil, which can be found at the bottom of the plate.  But the secret comes with a warning – do not try this if you are on a diet.  I repeat DO NOT TRY IT! 🙂

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