A Grecian Goddess Greek Salad

Cynthia Daddona's Grecian Goddess Greek SaladHere is a recipe for a quick and delicious Greek Village Salad. This is a wonderful salad to share at the table with family, friends and loved ones. 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 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 the video I hosted in beautiful Santorini, Greece called A Greek Island’s Destination Cooking Class. It was chosen as #1 NY Times about.com culinary gift. To order or watch clips go here and at http://www.celebrategreece.com/. Opa!

By Cynthia Daddona

Greek village salad
3-4 tomatoes quarted
6 oz feta cheese in cubes 1 medium sized cucumber sliced and quartered
1 sliced 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
garlic salt to taste

Mix bite size sliced ingredients, olives and toss with olive oil, oregano, lemon and garlic salt to taste. Add feta cheese on top and serve.

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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 who also hosts Romancing the Table™ a celebration of life, love and food on the voiceamerica network. For recipes and photos go to her Romancing the Table food blog or click here for replays of her radio show. She can be contacted via here. To see a clip or order A Greek Island Destination Cooking Class (DVD/video) that Cynthia hosted in Santorini, Greece go to http://www.celebrategreece.com/ or http://www.moderndaygoddess.com/.

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2 Comments to “A Grecian Goddess Greek Salad”

  1. Webbster on July 31st, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I like the look of this recipe. I’ll give it a try !

  2. Brenda Hill on September 8th, 2016 at 9:48 am

    We met over 16 years ago at lunch with Maralyn Hill in Phoenix.
    This weekend I reread your inspirational goddess book and enjoyed it more than ever.
    Maralyn and I are still working and writing together. (We also moved from snowy Connecticut to the sunny west coast.) So good to stay in touch with old friends.
    May we publish yoir Greek salad on our culinary, travel website? Our inspiration for
    our first book, Our Love Affairs with Food & Travel, was while devouring Greek salads
    while sailing in Greek waters. I recently went back to Santa Barbara, where I lived after we met, to cover the late summer festivals as a journalist. Would love to catch up with you. We knew you would be a success the moment we met you. I posted a review
    of Goddess on our website Succsesswithwords. I’ll forward a copy when published. Cheers!

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