How to Make a Good Greek Salad at Home

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You don't have to go out to a Greek restaurant to enjoy a rich, genuine Greek salad. Make a good Greek salad at home with help from an expert in nutrition and health in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Stella Metsovas, and today I'm going to show you how to make a quick and easy Greek salad. In fact, it's really the staple of most Greek salads. They're actually called Horiatikis which basically means a village salad in Greek and the components are tomato as the base, cucumber. Now with organic cucumbers, you can leave a little bit of the skin on but if you are using a non-organic, I suggest removing all of the skin and cutting the cucumber in a moon shape. So you're going to split it down the middle and cut diced. I'm using Cat Cora's line of organic olives, straight from Greece. They're really good and super fresh, red onion is also a pretty big component, a lot of people tend to forget that red onion is a huge part of a Greek salad. Just make sure when you are adding it, slice it really, really, really thin. Of course, feta is super important. Feta is like the staple cheese in a Greek's diet. Just add a little bit on top. When you go to Greece, they actually add like a cube of it on top and then you just break it off with your knife and many times they leave the olive oil on the table and you just serve as much olive oil as you'd like. The typical Greek probably adds at least a half a cup of olive oil to their salad believe it or not. So you're going to want some olive oil indefinitely, oregano. You can or cannot add balsamic vinegar, it's up to you. Usually in Greece they use just a typical red wine vinegar. This is a balsamic. It's an Italian heavier vinegar, some pepper and some sea salt. And that is pretty much the traditional Greek salad. My name is Stella Metsovas. Thank you so much and have at least one of these a week, they're super healthy for you.

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