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A Different Greek Salad

Posted on August 8, 2018 with 0 comments


I love all of the ingredients in a typical “Greek” salad... which is actually a wonderful Greek-American invention:  feta, tomatoes, oregano, greens, cucumbers, red onions, kalamata olives, vinaigrette, etc.

And the olives are central...  Dark, meaty, salty, earthy...

Or ARE they???

As I started putting the salad together, I realized that I had no olives.  OK... I had green ones, but that just seemed WRONG.  So I thought I’d try the salad, just this once, sans olives.  I tossed in some rinsed capers because I couldn’t quite go cold turkey on the Salty Explosion part.

Folks, this was a revelation!  Clean, bright, vibrant, fresh.  Without the bass note from the olives, everything else exploded.

Try this.


Try this.