Salads are considered to be the most nutritious food item. Salads can be preferred as the starter or casually used as a flavour that adds more taste in a meal. The preparation methods vary from country to country. Greek salad is considered to be the most traditional one in the salad category.
Unlike the other salad, Greek salad holds large popularity due to its perfection in taste and health. There are numerous ways to prepare the Greek salad depending upon the person’s choice. This blog will reveal the best method through which you can prepare delicious Greek salad.
Step 1-Ingredient List:
Ingredients are the most important part in the preparation of Greek salad. Always select your ingredients carefully that are hygienic through which you can get complete nutrition. The top ingredient you will need to serve 6 to 8 person are as follows
- 1 small red onion
- 10 medium tomatoes
- Fresh oregano or you can replace this with a garnish
- Red wine vinegar
- 8 to 12 oz of Greek feta
- Kosher salt
- Dried oregano
- Extra virgin olive oil (prefer good quality)
- 3 medium size cucumber
- 1 cup Kalamata olives
- Adjust the amount of cheese you needed
Step 2- Prep Onions:
Firstly, wash the onion in the tap water then cut the onion in half. You need to further cut the both half pieces of onion into thin slices. Place all of the thin places in the ice water and wait till they are fully soaked. The standard time for soaking is 10-15 minutes. Onions are an essential part of Greek salad.
Step-3 Prep Cucumber and Tomatoes:
Preparing cucumber and tomatoes are easier than onions. Wash the cucumber and tomato thoroughly in water. Peel the cucumber and then cut it into the half pieces. You need to slice them into ½ pieces. Don’t forget to cut both ends before placing them in bowls. Same goes with the tomatoes. After washing them cut them according to their size and place them in the bowl. Remember that your Greek salad is dependent on the quality of tomatoes.
Step 3- Prep Olive & Cheese:
The specialty of Greek salad is the olives though you don’t need to deal much. Drain the olives and if you find necessary then pit them. Just like you cut the onion and tomatoes same you have to do it here. Cut the cheese into half and then further cut them in thin slices. Put them in another bowl.
The Final Step- Build Your Greek Salad:
Take a large serving bowl that has the capacity to store the whole salad. The cucumber and tomato slices will come first. You need to mix them before adding olives. Drain and add onions after adding olives. Now it’s time to drizzle vinegar and olive oil. The last part but not least is to sprinkle the light salt and dried oregano. Now all you need is to garnish your Greek salad with fresh oregano and serve it.
Safely Store Your Greek Salad:
No one wants to ruin their efforts especially when it comes to food. The efforts and money you spend can get wasted just because of negligence. The Greek salad can lose its nutrition if kept in the air for a long time. Always keep your salad in a lockable fridge to keep them safe. The salad stored in the fridge can remain fresh till 6 to 7 days depending upon the cooling temperature of your fridge.