Salads

A wonderful, refreshing, green salad with a variety of fresh, seasonal vegetables and fresh strawberries. This salad is a wonderful combination of peppery rocket, baby spinach and mild lettuce together with salty feta, which are well balanced with the sweet and sour vinaigrette, made with strawberry sauce (I used some of the strawberry sauce I made for the […]

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Continue reading about Spring Green Salad with Strawberries and Feta

I do not post salads very often but I can assure you that we eat them on a daily basis.  Being a Greek, my all times favourite salad which makes it to the table 9 out of 10 times is, of course, the Greek Salad.  I do make other salads as well but since I […]

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Continue reading about Rocket & Peppers Salad with Feta and Mandarin Vinaigrette

Louvi, as we call it in Cyprus, is black eyed beans.  In Greece they are called fassolia mavrommatika (louvi xero) and louvi fresko, when it is still green, is called ambelofassoula in Greece. Louvi fresko can be eaten as a main dish but also as a salad to accompany other dishes. Louvi xero can be […]

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Continue reading about Louvi – and Black eyed Peas with Chard and Black eyed Peas Salad with Avocado

Lahanosalata (Cabbage salad) made with cabbage, celery, onion,  nuts and dried fruit and dressed with a delicious salad dressing,  may take a little time to prepare but it is worth all the effort. We will be going  to Switzerland and France, for a week to visit our son and hope to visit your blogs soon.   I am […]

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Continue reading about Lahanosalata (Cabbage salad) with Pomegranate – The best salad I have ever eaten!!

  Portulaca oleracea (purslane) in Greek (γλιστρίδα) is the type genus of the purslane family Portulacaceae, comprising about 40-100 species (probably much fewer and potentially far far more) found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is also sometimes known as Rose Moss or more commonly Moss Roses.   Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty […]

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Continue reading about Purslane Salad (glystrida), Purslane Tzatziki and Carrot Tzatziki

Ivy on December 22nd, 2007

Dakos or ntakos is the name of a Cretan barley rusk.  A salad made with this rusk has the same name and is made with cheese and tomato on top.  The rusk is also called krithrokoulouro or Koukouvagia (owl) in Crete, but to be frank I don’t know why they are so called. Probably because […]

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Continue reading about Dakos or Koukouvagia: Cretan Rusk Salad

Ivy on November 3rd, 2007

Greek salad, which in Greek is called Horiatiki salad and means village or peasant salad is a  common component of a Greek meal.  In Cyprus the salad has more ingredients such as fresh coriander, which is not available in Greece, lettuce and rocket plus of course the other usual ingredients. Greek salad is always on […]

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Continue reading about Horiatiki Salata (Cypriot and Greek village salads)

Ivy on November 1st, 2007

This salad is so simple but yet so delicious.  If you have a food processor or a salad shredder, where you can finely cut vegetables, this is a very easy salad to make, otherwise you have to cut the cabbage by hand and grate the carrots.  It can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 […]

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Continue reading about Lahanosalata me Karoto (Cabbage and Carrot salad)


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