Ingredients for Making Green Greek Salad
- Medium Cucumber 3 pieces
- Lettuce leaves 1 bunch
- Pitted olives 380 grams
- White onion medium size 1 piece
- Feta Cheese 400 grams
- Olive oil to taste
- Small lemon 1 piece
- Black peppercorns to taste
- Salt to taste
- Main ingredients: Cucumber, Olives, Cheese
- Serving 4 servings
Cutting board, Knife, Plate - 5 pieces, Deep bowl, Salad bowl, Tablespoon, Hand mortar with pestle, Juicer
Cooking Green Greek Salad:
Step 1: prepare peppercorns.
Black peppercorns, if ground, give the dishes a richer flavor than ready-made ground ones. Therefore, it is best to grind it yourself to a powder. Pour peppercorns to the hand mortar to taste and, using the pestle, crush the spice. Usually used to make green Greek salad 7-9 peas black pepper.
Step 2: prepare the cucumbers.
To begin with, carefully wash the cucumbers under running water and after - put them on a cutting board. Using a knife, cut the vegetable into thin circles and transfer to a free plate. Attention: cucumbers can be cut into pieces of any shape. This can be squares, sliced in half circles and even small cubes. The main thing is that you later like the dish.
Step 3: prepare lettuce leaves.
Thoroughly rinse each lettuce leaf under running water to wash away any dirt and sand that often comes across at the base of the beam. After that, put the greens on a cutting board and, coarsely chopped, transfer to a clean plate. Attention: lettuce leaves can also be torn with clean hands into pieces of any size.
Step 4: prepare the onion.
White onion differs from the usual onion in a more delicate taste and piquant sharpness in the dishes, so first we clear it from the husk with a knife, and then we thoroughly rinse it under running water. We spread the vegetable on a cutting board and cut it lengthwise into two halves. Then cut each part of the onion into half rings and transfer to a free plate.
Step 5: prepare the olives.
We put the olives on a cutting board and, using a knife, cut into pieces of arbitrary shape. I usually cut lengthwise into two halves, and if the olives are large, then cut into circles.
Step 6: prepare feta cheese.
We spread feta cheese on a chopping board and cut it very carefully with a knife into small squares. Since this kind of cheese has the ability to crumble, we also carefully transfer it to a clean plate. In any case, it will be inevitable already in the salad itself.
Step 7: prepare the lemon.
We wash the lemon under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, cut the citrus into two halves. Then squeeze the juice from each part of the lemon using a juicer. To make a salad we need 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Step 8: prepare a green Greek salad.
In a deep bowl, spread the chopped lettuce, cucumbers, onion half rings, feta cheese, and olives. Pour everything with a little olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and add salt to taste. And now, gently mix everything with a tablespoon. Attention: in order not to grind the cheese much, it is necessary to mix the back of the spoon. After this, pour cheese into a salad bowl and can serve the dish to the table.
Step 9: serve green Greek salad.
Once the green Greek salad is ready, the dish can be served at the table. The salad turns fragrant, delicate in taste and quite light. This dish is ideal for a table at breakfast or dinner. In addition to this salad, baked red fish along with a slice of bread is ideal.
- In addition to green vegetables, you can add boiled or fried shrimp, chopped canned anchovy or slices of baked salmon fillet to the salad.
- Instead of feta cheese, you can add salted feta cheese to a Greek salad.
- Feta cheese is quite salty, so be careful when filling salad with salt.
- Instead of white onions in Greek salad, you can put crushed feathers of green onions.