All the goodies don’t forget the Oregano like I did.



4 Medium juicy tomatoes, preferably organic tomatoes
1 Cucumber, peel stripes lengthwise, makes the salad jazzy
1 green bell pepper, cored
1 medium red onion
Greek pitted Kalamata olives
4 Tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil
1-2 T red wine vinegar
8 oz or more creamy Greek feta cheese
1/2 T quality dried oregano or 1 T if you have fresh, finely chopped


Cut the tomatoes into wedges or large chunks.

Cut the partially peeled cucumber in half length-wise, then slice into thick halves

Thinly slice the bell pepper into rings.

Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice into half moons.

Place everything in a large salad dish. Add a big handful of the pitted kalamata olives.

Season very lightly with salt.

Combine olive oil and red wine vinegar and shake it.

Give everything a very gentle toss to mix; do NOT over mix, this salad is not meant to be handled too much.

Now add a generous amount of feta on top then sprinkle on oregano and serve.


Swinging Tomato Salad




5 tomatoes, yellow and red, diced
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 cucumber cut in half- length way, then sliced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado – chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil

 In a large bowl, combine the tomato, onion, cucumber, bell pepper. Then separately combine the mint, parsley, garlic oil and vinegar whisk together. Toss it into the other ingredients, salt and pepper to taste. Chill and serve.

Easy Peasy and no rope burns.