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Friday, August 1, 2008

GREEK SALAD

Iam sending this recipe for Sunshine Mom's "Food in Color" which is RED this month and
EC's "WYF-Color in Food" which is also RED this month
GREEK SALAD
Salad is a totally underestimated dish, maybe because people think, “What’s so great in a salad after all everything is raw”. But when I started watching an Indian cookery program regularly wherein a dietician comes over and shares her recipes, I realized that eating raw along with cooked food is very good for health. She also says that Salads when made with a right mix of vegetables and with the right spices and dressing can match no other dish. Salads are good for your health, can make wonders for your skin, light on the stomach and nutritious.
Iam going to share with you a recipe of the Greek salad, This is also known as Horiatiki in Greece. This is a rough country salad, so all the vegetables are cut into big square chunks.
Ingredients
2-3 ripe red & juicy tomatoes
1 Red Onion
1 Cucumber
Freshly ground pepper for seasoning
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Green Capsicum – ½
Red Capsicum – ½
Salt as per taste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
Olives – 5-6
Feta Cheese(Sheep/Goat Cheese) – 120gms cut into cubes.
Method
First of all peel the cucumber in stripes, means peel one strip out and leave the skin on the next strip and so on. We would like to retain some skin on as it is nutritious. Now chop into square chunks, Cut the Tomatoes into square chunks Slice the onion into a half and then into semi circles and then peel out the rings, so you get thin semi circular rings, this will give the sald more flavor of the onion. Chop the red pepper and green pepper into square chunks also discarding the seeds inside. Add in the olives
Now in a large bowl, put in all the vegetables, add the olive oil, salt as per taste, freshly ground pepper (use a pepper crusher and crush freshly into the salad), Add in the oregano(this is the original recipe), but in my recipe I haven’t added in the oregano and it still tastes good. Add in the lemon juice. Toss it all well and top it with Feta cheese. Feta cheese is very soft, it crumbles very easily so don’t toss it along with the Feta cheese. Do all the tossing before adding in the feta cheese. The Feta cheese cubes must be on the top like a dressing, when you serve yourself your portion you can toss it in. Toss lightly as you don’t want your feta cheese cubes crumbled and squashed.
Feta cheese makes this salad very exotic, Feta cheese is very nutritious; it is high in protein and low in fat as compared to other cheese available in the market.
Now dip into your bowl and relish. This salad can be served as a side dish. It can even be
had as a light meal with some crusty bread.

9 comments:

notyet100 said...

salad looks yum,..never tried greek salad,.thnks for sharin..

Purva Desai said...

Sukanya! Thanks for sharing...
Greek salad looks really healthy and tempting

notyet100 said...

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Cooking Station said...

looks very refreshing..love salads..

SriLekha said...

added u to my blogroll!

sowmya said...

salad looks delicious!!

sunshinemom said...

Beautiful salad! Thanks, Sukanya for participating:)

easycrafts said...

So colourful and healthy...thanks for participating

Sukanya said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments

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