Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

Greek Salad OPA!

So you’re trying to eat more veg.. to include more healthy ingredients in your diet.. but even your favourites are becoming routine? The secret to staying away from boredom in the kitchen is variety! Explore different flavours; sometimes even a small change will revive the ‘same old’ recipe.

For another bring-a-dish night we picked the Greek theme and I must say that this was another success.

This is the very fresh Greek salad that I made. It is only ever-so-slightly unusual for us Maltese, but again a change does a world of good to the palate.

You will need:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 medium onion
  • 400g feta cheese
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 cups deseeded green olives
  • 4 large zucchini/marrows
  • a splash of olive oil
  • a pinch of oregano

Cut up your marrows into thin slices and grill them. It may be easier to brush them with oil  beforehand so that they don’t stick to your grill.

In the mean time quarter your cucumber and cut into bite size pieces. Slice up the feta into small cubes.

Cut up your tomatoes and remove the seeds. Cut the onion into thin slices. Drain (if needed) and add the olives to your other ingredients.

Let the grilled marrows cool down before adding to the rest of the salad. You may need to cut them up to make them easier to eat.

Finally mix in olive oil and a pinch or two of oregano and serve cold. Opa!