The bare minimum staples of a Greek salad look something like this: tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese. If you’re looking for a really good Greek salad, you’ll want a sprinkle of fresh herbs – like oregano and basil.
You’ll want perfectly ripe tomatoes. Tomato season tends to run sometime between early or late summer and through fall. Ripe tomatoes will have a fresh green smell whereas underripe tomatoes won’t smell like anything at all.
Olive oil also counts. Like wine – any old variety will do in a pinch. But you’ll find aromatic nuances in good quality olive oil that can lift your Greek salad to another level. Look for organic, cold pressed, and unfiltered.
Finally, protein. Lamb roast leftovers are perfect. Not sure how to roast a leg of lamb? Go here for the recipe.