I am not a big fan of lettuce so I don’t often make salads because when I think of salad I think of lettuce. I have been watching some of the new Jamie Oliver series – the 30 minute meals one – and he has made some really nice looking salads on there with not and iceberg in sight! I was inspired to find some new ideas for the hot days when I can’t bring myself to turn the oven on.
I found this on Jamie Oliver’s website – Horiatiki Salad. I made it in about five minutes and it was SCRUMMY!! I changed it a bit from JO’s quantities. If you want his recipe then you can google it, this is what I did though …
- 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into thick slices
- 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
- small red onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- handful of kalamata olives
- 100g feta cheese, cut into small cubes
combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, season with black pepper and sprinkle over some oregano then slosh over 4 tbsp olive oil and 4 tbsp red wine vinegar – toss all together and eat straight away. I served it with grilled asparagus with garlic and lemon butter and a big hunk of ciabatta to mop up the dressing/garlic butter a la francaise! (apologies for lack of accent and cedilla!)
Uber-yum! I will definitely make this again, it was so tasty!