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Greek Peasant Salad

Fresh, bright salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and feta cheese. Easy, healthy and so delicious!!

Peasant salad is a quick, easy Mediterranean side dish that is is great for a weeknight meal. The recipe is to adapt for you tastes and is great for potlucks. We eat this quite a lot during the summer because it is light, bright, and refreshing! Definitely a household favorite.


Greek Peasant Salad

Ingredients

  • 2-3 vine ripened tomatoes

  • 1 large cucumber

  • 1/2 of an onion (red onion adds a kick and is delicious here too; we use a sweet onion in this recipe because they don't seem to bother my husbands stomach as much) HINT: If onions irritate your stomach, pull out the small center layers after you cut it in half.

  • 4-6 oz crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp parsley

  • pinch of finely chopped fresh basil

  • pinch of dried oregano

  • pinch of dried mint

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1/2 c Kalamata or canned black olives (we skip this because of they contain a lot of sodium; however, they are delicious in this dish)

Directions

  1. Peel the cucumber and onion.

  2. Cut the cucumber, onion, and tomatoes into bite size pieces. For the cucumber, quarter it lengthwise and then, while holding the quarters together, cut into chunks.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and spices to make the dressing.

  4. Add the dressing, vegetables, and feta cheese to a large bowl and stir.

This super easy and fresh salad is great with gyros, steak, burgers, chicken... basically anything! Another great thing about this recipe is the leftovers, the flavors continue to develop and you can always add extra tomatoes or cucumbers if you need them; no need to make extra dressing because the juices from the vegetables add deliciousness and expand the dressing. I can literally eat this every week!



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