Into Greek Salad

love veggies, raw or cooked, but the thing is it is boring to eat it when your the only one foraging on the greens.But there are days that I crave for it and wouldn't mind having a bowl of salad on my own while we are having our meal. We are suppose to have at least one serving of vegetables per day cause it has a lot of heath benefits.

Vegetables salads are the easiest to whip up and I am currently in love with Greek salad nowadays especially with the olives in it. I used to buy ready to eat salad from the supermarket but I switch to d.i.y salad which is actually fun to make.

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For the Greek salad, I shopped for one head of romaine lettuce,3 cucumber, 4 tomatoes, a bottle of whole black olives, 2 lemon, a small box of feta cheese, and a small bottle virgin olive oil. If you are alone, you can make at least 5-6 servings from all these. You can also add onions but I omit it from this recipe.

Simply roughly chop all the vegetables and mix together in a nice salad bowl,  top it with crumbled feta cheese, add few olives and set aside while you mix the dressing.

For the dressing, juice a lemon, add 1 1/2 tbsp to 5 tbsp of olive oil, add salt and pepper and mix. You can put it in a small jar, close the lid and shake it well. This is the basic dressing for Greek salad but you can also add some crushed garlic and oregano to your dressing if you like.

Pour right amount just as you like into the salad and toss it a little then it is ready to serve. It is more advisable to season your salad just before your serve it coz doing it ahead of time makes the veggies die down.

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. i don't like olives but feta cheese is love. :D

  2. I think it is an acquired taste, my colleague didn't like it too, to her it tasted like tequilla and she said there is an after taste. Honestly, I learned to eat olives and feta only in the mideast and then im hooked.

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