Cucumber Lettuce Feta salad is one of the best examples what does simplicity mean for the Greeks. Simple but tasty, is always the winning formula in Greek cuisine. Well, not everything is that simple, but Greeks really don’t try to complicate their salads. They rather add some of their aromatic dry herbs, or feta, and they get the savory company to their main courses.
Of course, Greek salads can be as much or as less complicated as you want, given the abundance of fresh ingredients, herbs and spices that you can find in the Greek Cuisine.
Cucumber Lettuce Feta salad has all its ingredients in its name. What is important is that each vegetable needs to be fully ripe and fresh, just washed and served with olive oil on side. You will often see Greeks seasoning their salads just before they are ready to eat them, not in advance. Freshness is the key to success in all recipes of Greek salads – and foods.
Cucumber Lettuce Feta Salad Recipe
- Olive Oil
The core of this salad are cucumbers and lettuce, loosely cut and mixed in a bowl. Just add a few rounds of onions and feta, sprinkle with dry oregano, and your salad is done. When ready to eat, season it with abundant amount of olive oil, and have some big wedges of lemon to squeeze over the vegetables. Alternatively, you can add some balsamic vinegar and olive oil, which makes the salad less tarty and sweeter, and it goes really well with feta.
This is a very summery salad, but it can accompany perfectly all dishes with meat, as well as pies and soups, if you wish to eat some salad as well. Cucumber Lettuce Feta Salad can also be a perfect light meal on its own.
Greek names of the ingredients of the Cucumber Lettuce Feta Salad Recipe
- Cucumbers = aggouri, αγγούρι
- Lettuce = marouli, μαρούλι
- Feta = feta, φέτα
- Onions = kremmydi, κρεμμύδι
- Lemon = lemoni, λεμόνι
- Vinegar = ksidi, ξύδι
- Olive Oil = elaiolado, ελαιόλαδο
- Salt = alati, αλάτι