Greek salad

 

Γεια σας, τι κάνεις, εδώ είναι μια νόστιμη ελληνική συνταγή σαλάτας

Quick and healthy salad

Over the years I have encountered Greek salad on quite a few menus. A simple salad consisting primarily of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, feta cheese and oregano. Sometimes I also had it served with lettuce, but not when I was in Athens.

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Lukumades, greek doughnuts

 

Loukoumades,  traditional Greek dougnuts.

Loukoumades are little bite-sized fluffy sweet honey puffs, which are deep fried to golden and crispy perfection. Greek donuts are traditionally served soaked in honey syrup, sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with chopped walnuts or toasted sesame seeds. These doughnuts I took a little west and coated them in sugar and lavender.

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Tzatziki

Tzatziki a classic Greek appetizer or meze made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. It’s super simple to make and it goes well as a dip with vegetables, chips and different dishes.

½ a large cucumber, unpeeled

1½ cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt

2 large garlic cloves, finely minced

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon white vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

Grate the cucumber, sprinkle it with salt, then place the shreds in a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Let stand for at least 10 minutes to drain any remaining water. Squeeze once more to drain.

Mix cucumbewith the rest of the ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two before serving.