The recipe featured below is a zesty and nutritious Greek salad that can be served by itself or as an accompaniment to a meal. It takes only minutes to put together. It’s also hydrating because it contains cucumbers and tomatoes. They both have anti-aging properties that help keep your skin young-looking.
Use homegrown vine-ripened tomatoes if you have some in your garden or if they’re available locally. I also like to use Persian cucumbers because they’re small, tender and you don’t have to peel them. Authentic Greek Feta is made with sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk and is more easily digestible than cow’s milk. Or, substitute the feta for crumbled goat cheese that is readily available at the market. Either cheese is super yummy and very Greek.
Lycopene is found in red fruits including:
- Pink Grapefruits
- Pink Guava
It’s all about the oil when it comes to flavor
One of the most important ingredients in any Greek Salad is olive oil. About 80% of Greek Olive Oils are extra virgin. The best Greek olive oils are made with Kalamata or Koroneiki olives. Koroneiki is more robust and Kalamata has a full fruity flavor, light bitterness, and is light to medium pungent. One highly rated brand you may want to try is Gaea Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil made with Koroneiki & Athinoelia olives. Find more Greek olive oils here.
This is a refreshing salad that’s perfect for summer. It will not only make you feel good but it may stir up dreams of sitting on a Greek island.
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