This week I have had Greece on the brain. I caught myself daydreaming about our wonderful trip back in 2012 (recap here, here, here and here) and it reminded me of my favorite dish while visiting. It is simple, fresh and only has a few ingredients- a healthy Greek village salad. (aka Domatasalata Horiatiki)
Known as the farmer’s lunch, village salads get their name because it contains veggies and other items a farmer may have on hand at any given time. This ‘salad’ is without lettuce and oh so tasty.
The salad is usually topped with olive oil, salt, pepper and dried oregano. When making a Greek village salad, I had to go for some high quality extra virgin olive oil from, you guessed it, GREECE!
Olea Blue Premium High Phenol Extra Virgin Olive Oil is organic, fair trade and sooo healthy for you. It contains high levels of oleocanthal, a natural anti-inflammatory agent, and oleacein, an antioxidant. The levels of these ‘good for you ingredients’ is 10 times the level of normal EVOO you find in the supermarkets. Olea Blue has also won multiple awards including the 2017 Aristoleo EVOO Competition! Now thats some good EVOO!
Anywho- I love this recipe and brought it to lunch for an entire week. I grilled some chicken which paired perfectly. YUM!
Check out the simple recipe below:
Healthy Greek Village Salad
- 3 cups Chopped tomatoes
- 3 cups Chopped red onions
- 3 cups Chopped green peppers
- 3 cups Chopped cucumbers
- 1 cup Olives I love kalmamata olives
- 8 oz Feta Cheese Can be crumbled on in whole (I like whole and to slice it)
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1/8 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Dried Oregano
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Add all veggies into a large bowl
Top with feta cheese
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, salt & pepper in small bowl
Pour evenly over salad
Top with olives
Serve family style
*** Thank you Olea Blue for the delicious Olive Oil