Tomatoes inspire either love or hate - there is no in-between. And when I say 'tomatoes,' I do mean raw, cool, gigantic, beefy beauties in all their yellow-red glory. So, if you hate tomatoes, this post is not for you - please come back later.
...for those who do love tomatoes, glad to have you here.
When I visited Greece a few years back (as detailed in my post about Spanakopita), I was not (at first) a big fan of what I thought was Greek salad. Maybe it was the fact that Americans put lettuce in Greek salad that put me right off it. Neither was I a big fan of raw tomatoes. However, when I went to Greece, I encountered real Greek salad, and my attitude to it and tomatoes improved dramatically.
That's because real Greek salad doesn't HAVE lettuce in it, and is a wonderful way of revealing how amazing tomatoes are.
|REAL Greek Salad|
Makes: 1 large bowl of salad
- 4-6 tomatoes, chopped into wedges
- 1/2 onion, peeled and sliced into thin half-rings
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced into small wedges
- Kalamata olives (according to taste)
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
- Feta cheese (according to taste)
- Good quality olive oil
- Salt and pepper