Village Salad (Greek Salad)

In America, this is called a Greek Salad but in Greece it’s called a Village Salad. No matter what you call it, this is a fantastic (and healthy!) staple in my house. I can’t even count how many times I’ve eaten this for lunch.

Village Salad (Greek Salad)

I’ve never posted this “recipe” because I never measure when I make it! I hate posting a recipe without measurements but like my mom always tells me, I don’t measure when I make this salad and you don’t have to either! Make as much or as little as you want.  Sometimes I make huge bowl when I have friends over, sometimes I just make enough for me for lunch.

Village Salad (Greek Salad)
Spanikopita, Tzatziki, Village Salad, Souvlaki, and Grilled Pita
Village Salad (Greek Salad)
How good does this salad look!?

Imperatives when making a Greek salad: you must have really juicy summer tomatoes. If you’ve never purchased a block of feta cheese rather than the pre-crumbled stuff, you’re in for a real treat. Buy the feta cheese that comes in brine and it will rock your world. It’s unbelievably creamy and satisfying. In Greece I was startled at just how much feta they give you with a single serving Village Salad – way bigger hunks than is pictured here and I made this particular salad for three people!

Village Salad (Greek Salad)Village Salad (Greek Salad)
Cucumber slices
Green bell pepper
Kalamata olives
Red onion
Feta cheese
Dried oregano
1 part red wine vinegar
2 parts olive oil

  1. Cut tomatoes in wedges. Peel and slice cucumber. Remove top and core of bell pepper and cut into slices. Toss in bowl and add a few red onion slices. (A little red onion goes a long way!) Toss with a bit of red wine vinegar and really good olive oil. Top with an embarrassingly think slice of feta cheese and a spoonful of capers. Sprinkle generously with dried oregano. Best served immediately.

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Village Salad (Greek Salad)

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