Greek salad

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
90ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp salt plus more to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
250ml extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Greek
2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head romaine lettuce (about 450g), trimmed of tough stems and torn into bite-sized pieces
175g calamata olives
225g Feta cheese, crumbled
1 seedless cucumber, trimmed, cut into 2-5cm chunks
350g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, cut into 2cm wedges, soaked in cold water for 5 mins and drained
1 green pepper, trimmed, seeded, and diced
1) In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, salt, and oil. Stir in the oregano and pepper to taste. Set aside.

2) When ready to serve, lightly toss the lettuce with some of the dressing in a large bowl. Divide the lettuce among 4 salad bowls.

3) Scatter the olives, cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and peppers over the top of the lettuce.

4)Serve the remaining dressing in a small jug at the table.

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