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what do you put in a Greek salad

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PhaseAte Tue 16-Jun-09 17:07:19

apart from
Olive oil
lemon juice

any other quirks?

MarthaFarquhar Tue 16-Jun-09 17:08:23

Black olives deffo. and some mint.

SpawnChorus Tue 16-Jun-09 17:10:09

Agree with black olives.

Cherry toms often get bunged in too.

steamedtreaclesponge Tue 16-Jun-09 17:10:57

Yes, tomatoes essential!

Guadalupe Tue 16-Jun-09 17:11:23

I always do tomato, cucumber, red onion, olive oil, lemon, some cider vinegar and herbs, often mint. I prefer kalamata olives in mine.

SpawnChorus Tue 16-Jun-09 17:11:36

Or even better, proper big ripe juicy tomatoes in chunky slices. But I can never find decent tomatoes.

SpawnChorus Tue 16-Jun-09 17:12:10

God I REALLY fancy a greek salad now.

SpawnChorus Tue 16-Jun-09 17:12:22


PhaseAte Tue 16-Jun-09 17:50:32

i dont LIKE black olives htough.

brimfull Tue 16-Jun-09 17:51:10

pine nuts

brimfull Tue 16-Jun-09 17:52:03

i like olives only if they are chopped up and spread around the salad

MumtoCharlieandLola Tue 16-Jun-09 17:52:43

Greeks grin

HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 17:53:01

A few lettuce leaves just to space it all out a bit iyswim. Something like a nice Romaine lettuce. And goooood olive oil... Greek if you want to be really authentic.

OhBling Tue 16-Jun-09 17:53:22

And the onion must be red onion.

HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 18:00:46

and very finely sliced, nothing worse than a mouthful of raw onion.

PhaseAte Tue 16-Jun-09 18:01:27

wheil you are all there can i ask

family bbq on sunday.
about 15 of us.
are doing poshburgers and sausages.
then want 2 salads - potato with lemon vinaigrtee and then EITHER layerd toms with basil and onion on a large flat plate

OR greeky

what do you think

HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 18:03:53

Personally I love a good tomato salad (not sure about the raw onion in it though, lots of fresh basil and nice vinagrette is enough IMO)

OhBling Tue 16-Jun-09 18:05:13

I'd go for the greeky with tomato.

Am with Head Fairy on the onion (in both posts) but will pass on the hint my godmother taught me which is... when using onion in salads, soak it in vinegar (red wine preferably but whatever) first - it takes out the onion "bite".

brimfull Tue 16-Jun-09 18:06:56

def tomato salad


HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 18:12:25

Tomatoes add a bit of freshness to counter the richness of the meat.

PhaseAte Tue 16-Jun-09 18:13:16

oh god oyu lot cant you all talk amongst yourselves and come up with the same answer?!

ByTheSea Tue 16-Jun-09 18:17:18

Definitely big chunks of ripe tomato. I prefer red onion, kalamata olives and little gem lettuce works well too.

Horton Tue 16-Jun-09 18:56:23

Oh yes, sliced tomatoes and sliced onions with oil and vinegar is fab. I'd go with that. Personally, I love the bite of raw onion.

brimfull Tue 16-Jun-09 19:08:27

no no no

masses of tomatoes basil and mozzarella

keep it simple

PhaseAte Tue 16-Jun-09 19:08:58

oh no to mozz as it looks shit after about 10 mins ime

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