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Delicious Grecian Goddess Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Delicious Grecian Goddess Greek Salad

This is a wonderful salad to share at the table with family, friends and loved ones.

Here is the recipe for a quick and delicious Greek Village Salad. It is one of the staples of a healthy Mediterranean Greek diet, which research has shown contributes to living a healthier and longer life. I just love the sweet crunch of the red peppers, the refreshing cucumbers, the succulent vine ripe tomatoes, the creamy, crumbly feta cheese and the Mediterranean sun-kissed Kalamata olives. For dressing I use lemon, extra virgin olive oil, oregano and garlic salt to taste. If available, I prefer to use sheep’s milk feta which is softer. If not, then try goat milk feta. In Greece, most feta is a combination of sheep and goats’s milk. The growing popularity of Greek Salads in US restaurants is actually an American variation which includes lettuce. This recipe is for a traditional “Horiatiki Salata” (Village Salad), most common in Greece, which does not include lettuce.

For a total mini Greek vacation play Greek music from “Zorba” and dance your way to the table. Greek music just seems to make mealtime more lively! As you eat your Grecian Goddess Village Salad visualize yourself feeling like a goddess and sitting in a taverna (restaurant) on a beautiful Greek island overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You can also watch my romantic culinary travel documentary programs filmed in Greece. Crete: Under the Grecian Sun with the Goddess and the Greek which I hosted and produced that showcases the culture, cuisine, romance and farm to table traditions on the island of Crete. It was an official opening night selection for the London Greek Film Festival and The Taste Awards Official documentary selection as well. My previous video program which I hosted in Santorini, Greece called A Greek Island’s Destination Cooking Class which was chosen as #1 NY Times about.com culinary gift. Or the trailer to my upcoming  Romantic Eco-Culinary Travel Journey – Crete Under The Grecian Sun filmed on the Greek Island of Crete.  To watch the uplifting trailer go to RomancingTheTable.com or ModernDayGoddess.com.

A Grecian Goddess Greek Village Salad

Delicious Grecian Greek Salad
3-4 tomatoes quarted
* 6 oz feta cheese in cubes 1 medium sized cucumber sliced and quartered
1 sliced red onion (optional)
2 medium sized red peppers sliced
1/2 cup-1 cup Kalamata olives
3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
sprinkle of dried, ground oregano,
squeeze of 1/2 lemon and/or 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, depending on sweetness of lemons
Sea Salt  to taste


Mix bite size sliced ingredients, olives and toss with olive oil, oregano, lemon to taste. Add feta cheese on top and serve.
Optional ingredients include: apple cider vinegar to taste depending on sweetness of lemon.
Spinach, or arugula, or baby romaine. You can also add garbanzo beans or avocado. Be creative and have fun!

* For vegan option – do not include cheese or use cheese substitute


Please credit this recipe to its creator – Cynthia Daddona:

Cynthia is the author Diary of A Modern Day Goddess® – a guide to creating a life that nurtures your body, mind and soul. She also hosts ModernDayGoddess.com and Romancing the Table® website/vblog which celebrates life, love and food. For recipes, photos, podcasts and videos go to her Romancing the Table.com. To see a clips or order the romantic culinary travel programs Cynthia hosted and produced – Crete: Under the Grecian Sun with the goddess and the Greek (filmed in Crete) and A Greek Island Destination Cooking Class (Santorini) (DVD/video) go to www.RomancingTheTable.com or www.CelebrateGreece.com   If you have any comments, questions or culinary food memories you want to share she can be contacted via cynthia@moderndaygoddess.com

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  1. Nicole, 12 years ago

    This salad looks delicious!

  2. Patricia Pilot, 10 years ago

    yummm… the colors are gorge… makes me hungry!!