Dinner Tonight: Village Salad

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

village-saladPopular in a number of different cultures, village salad, also known as peasant salad, Greek salad, or in Bulgaria, Shopska salad, is basically a salad that is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and other possible additions. Veggies are chopped up into chunky pieces and served with a simple dressing. This is a perfect dish for all of those ripening end-of-summer vegetables. It keeps well and some people like it even better the next day. And the best part is that you will easily get a few servings of vegetables into your daily diet. Village Salad 4 tomatoes (cut in chunks or wedges), or 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (halved) 1 cucumber, peeled and cut lengthwise and then into chunks 1 red or green pepper (cored, seeded and cut into chunks) 1 green onion chopped finely, or half of a red onion sliced thinly 1 glove garlic, minced 1 artichoke, chopped (I use the ones from a jar that are already marinated) 1/2 cup Kalamata olives 1/4 cup feta crumbled For the dressing, combine the following ingredients in a small jar and shake well: 3 tbsps olive oil 1 tbsp liquid from artichoke jar 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Toss all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it and let sit for an hour. Serve with warm pita bread. Photo from here, with thanks.