This salad is consumed down here on the island of love, aka Cyprus, by every single family pretty much on a daily basis. It is easy to make and is a good way to incorporate a rainbow on fresh veggies and herbs into your diet. Served on its own or as a side dish for grilled fish or meat.
Good family size salad:
Chop up roughly:
3 ripe tomatoes
Half a green pepper
Small green onion or white onion (if you want to avoid dragon breath, slice the onion first and then pour some boiling hot water over it to get rid of the sharp taste)
A few kos lettuce leaves
Throw in a small handful of shredded cabbage (red or white)
Additional herbs: a bunch of chopped parsley/coriander/dill/mint/celery leaves
Dress up with a squeeze of one lemon, generous pinch of salt and 3 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil.
Mix all of the above together.
Top up with crumbled feta ( or any other similar white Greek cheese) and dried oregano. Top up with juicy olives. Serve!