My Greek Village Salad

1
Maria *

By
@WWCook1

Greek salad is by far the most popular in any home, taverna or restaurant during summer, when tomatoes are in season. I've been fortunate to visit Crete many times and taste their wonderful foods. One of them being the popular "Dakos" an appetizer, using the rusk as a base. I'll post it soon. Also added to summer salads like I did here.
My addition of corn is optional. I had leftover corn from a Mexican dinner and thought of adding it to give my own touch. I don't remember how much I added so you can add as little or as much according to your taste or not at all.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 3-4
    barley or whole wheat rusks
  • 5-6
    tomatoes, peeled & finely chopped or diced
  • 2
    cucumbers, peeled & finely diced
  • 2
    green bell peppers,seeded & diced
  • 2
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • 1/2 c
    kalamata olives
  • 1
    handful capers, rinced of brine
  • ·
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 c
    evoo

How to Make My Greek Village Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Briefly wet rusks by holding them under running water or quickly dipping in a bowl of water. Crumble and place in salad bowl. Drizzle with half of the olive oil and season with very little salt. Don't forget you'll be adding Feta cheese later.
  2. Finely chop or dice tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers & onions. Place in salad bowl on top of rusk. Add the Feta cheese, Kalamata olives & capers. Sprinkle with oregano & freshly ground pepper and drizzle with the rest of the olive oil.
  3. Sometimes I don't have rusks but always have pita bread in my freezer. So if you can't find barley or wheat rusks. Grill a couple of pita breads, coarsely crumble and add to the salad bowl before the tomatoes to catch all the salad liquid. It might not be the traditional Cretan salad but it's pretty close and still Greek:)
    KALI OREXI /ENJOY!!!

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About My Greek Village Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek



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