Greek Salad

Greek Salad

There’s something about summers that is so inviting…and that’s the luscious, delicious fruits and fresh veggies. Chop them up, combine them all, pour the dressing and voilà.. a toothsome salad is ready in no time!

Here’s the recipe for a classic favourite- Greek Salad. Loaded with the goodness of fresh herbs and veggies, this colorful salad is tasty and very inviting.

Greek Salad Recipe-

Preparation Time- 10 minutes

Chilling Time- 20 minutes

Serves- 5-6

Ingredients-

Main Ingredients-

Tomato- 3 large, seeded and coarsely chopped

Cucumber- 1 large, peeled and coarsely chopped

Onion- 1 medium, finely chopped

Bell pepper- ½ medium, finely chopped

7-8 olives (optional)

Sweet corn- ½ cup (optional)

Dressing-

Fresh coriander leaves- 2 tbsp, finely chopped

Fresh mint leaves- 1 tbsp, finely chopped

Olive oil- 6 tbsp

Garlic- 1 tsp, finely chopped

Oregano- ½ tsp

Juice of 2 lemons

Red wine vinegar- 1 tsp

Salt- to taste

Black pepper powder- 1tsp

A heaping cup crumbled feta/cottage cheese (optional)

Instructions-

  1. In a bowl, mix all the main ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, mix all the ingredients mentioned under the heading ‘dressing’.
  3. Pour the dressing over the main ingredients and toss to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or until serving. Serve chilled.

Cucumber Melon Salad

cucumber melon saladHere’s a very refreshing salad—a summer delight with the goodness of cucumber, melon and fresh mint !

It’s an easy but a great fix for parties or guests that arrive at a short notice. Not much hassle…no fancy ingredients required… just ten minutes and you have a refreshing salad ready for plating.

Here’s how to make this summer delight–

In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

Step 1

In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

Main ingredients
Main ingredients

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Have a melon lying nearby? Go grab it and make this relish !

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe

Yield: Serves 5-7

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Recipe adapted from BHG

Ingredients-

Main Ingredients-

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
Musk melon, seeded and scooped in balls or cubed (about 4 cups)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
4-5 tbsp crumbled feta or cottage cheese

Dressing-

2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Directions-

1. In a medium bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk/ stir until the dressing is well combined.

2. In a large bowl, add melon balls/ cubes, cucumber, onion, and mint.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and stir. Toss to combine. Top with crumbled feta/cottage cheese and serve fresh.

Notes-

1. The original recipe called for honeydew melon, dill weed and feta cheese. I have used musk melon, fresh mint and cottage cheese instead.

2. The salad may be well served as is or refrigerated for an hour before serving.

  1. I have used scooped out melon balls but you can easily cut them into cubes.