Crunchy, fresh and yummy. However please be very careful with the cabbage. Do clean it well before use. A friend of mine suggests putting potassium permanganate in the water in which you put cabbage to thoroughly clean ….
Cabbage – 2 cups (nicely chopped)
Pomegranate – 1 cup
Spring Onion – 1 to 2 nos (finely chopped)
Coriander – 1-2 tbsp
Onions – 1/2 cup (thinly sliced)
Salt & pepper to season
Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
Blanch in hot & salty water to reduce the possibility of any worm. Wash it again and refrigerate while you prepare the other vegies
Combine all ingredients and mix well
Squeeze lemon juice on top, mix & serve as a accompaniment with kebabs, full meals etc
Combine celery, cucumber, cheese, carrots, oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl or container.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for up to 2 days.
Stir in tomatoes and check seasoning, adding more salt and pepper to taste just before serving. Tomatoes should never be refrigerated so adding them to the salad just before serving preserves their flavor and texture.
Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) black or green olives with the vegetables, if desired.
Anand Subramanian who is a full time blogger and Internet marketer from Cochin, Kerala. Thanks Anand for the recipe!
While in Greece Q and myself got hosted by lovely Katherine called Kay by her friends. After a long trip to stunning Zagora village (famous for Zagorin apples) in the mountain called Pelion; as we all settled down Kay quickly tossed a salad and served it with some Cipuro ( a stronger version of Ouzo). How can I describe this Greek salad called Dakos but it to say – DELCIOUS!!And how much we all had!
However, there is a small hitch… One ingredient that gives character to this salad is the Dried bread (called rusk in Greece). I am yet to see this kind of bread in India. The rusk we get here is toasted, faintly sweet and goes well with tea and coffee. So, I might have to wait before I get to have next share of Dakos…no wait may be my newly acquired bread machine can do some magic…hmm goto start experimenting soon!
Meanwhile, herez the recipes for Greek salad called Dakos for those who have all ingredients readily available..
There is no hard a fast rule on the measurements of the ingredients…afterall its a salad! Just toss how much ever you want!
Soak the dried bread (rusk) in water and squeeze out the water once the bread is semi soft
Toss sliced onions, cubed tomatoes, sliced pepper, black olives, fetta cheese, capers, crushed garlic (optional), oregano and olive oil
Mix all and serve
Isnt that insanely simple!? A must try out…
Till next time….happy cooking!
Meet Kay…a retired Librarian, enthusiatic and adventours, warm and gentle and our super host in Thessaloniki. Her taste in home decor can be interesting topic of discussion. Her passion shows in her beautifully done dream house!