You like to travel, taste and remember these flavours at home. This is what this original Greek salad from Rhodes is for us. We were there 7 years ago and I still feel the taste. Rhodes baked with the sun, the Valley of the Butterflies and this Greek salad sat at the end of the world in a roadside pub.
How to choose the best ingredients for Original Greek salad from Rhodes
Tomatoes: the best sun-ripened tomatoes from a local supplier.
Greek salad cheese: greek salad cheese does not have to be feta, it will cut well in one piece. It will have a slightly salty taste and it will be in the brine for sure.
Black pitted kalamata olives: we can add any black olives to get the taste most reminiscent of the original Greek salad from Rhodes. I recommend Greek olives kalamata, they are called black, but their colour is dark pink, you can say bright burgundy and necessarily with a stone inside.
Greek olive oil extra virgin: extra virgin olive oil, of course, means that it is extracted from olives. The other olive oils are made from marc, which is what is left over when extra virgin olive oil is made. I like olive oils from Italy or Greece, but that’s unnecessary. It’s just my suggestion.
Tips and trick
- If you cannot buy kalamata olives, you can use any available black olives, but be aware that the taste will be different.
- It is best to prepare the salad right before serving
- Slice the tomatoes unevenly to give the salad a rustic look
- First, wash the cucumber thoroughly in cold water and then only in warmer water and you will not have to peel the peel, which will keep the cucumbers firm for longer.
Original Greek salad from Rhodes
- Salad bowl
- chopping board
- 3 tomatoes
- 1/2 salad cucumbers
- 1 green pepper
- 3-4 pieces olives black pitted kalamata olives
- 100 gr Greek salad cheese
- 1/2 red onion
- 4 tbsp greek olive oil extra virgin
- Cut the tomatoes into random pieces into the bowl,
- Add the peeled and sliced cucumber into halves
- Cut the peppers into random strips and onion rings
- To this, we add two thin slices of salad cheese and olives. We pour the oil generously