Well, I won't apologize for the fact I am enthralled with Greek food. One dish we ordered everyday was Greek Salad. Sounds like a tourist dish but the Greeks were ordering it, too. I am not surprised considering that in April the tomatoes were excellent. How can that be? Where do their tomatoes come from?
A Greek Salad in Greece does not include lettuce ever. Here is how it was composed:
2 parts tomato wedges
1 part cucumber chunks
1/4 part red onion slices
1/4 part green bell pepper slices (optional)
a handful of black kalamata olives
one giant slice of feta that was marinated in oil and oregano
a splash of olive oil
(I like to add a squeeze of lemon but Greeks don't)
That's it. Addictive. The cukes were Persian though probably grown in Greece, but I can't explain the high quality of tomatoes in what should have been the off season. Makes me even more irritated with the state of produce in America. Sigh...
The title of this post comes from a Brit we met who has spent years off and on in Greece. We did score some Greek tomato seeds...we are planting this summer.