Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cyprus Salad

Cyprus salad
This is the same as a Greek salad, but I went to Cyprus last summer and every restaurant served it and calls it Cyprus Salad. Its lovely and refreshing, and I ate pretty much nothing but this with hummus, pitta bread and grilled haloumi cheese the whole time I was there. Its the best meal that you can throw together in 5 minutes for a really hot day. Its also really satisfying and filling serves 2 1/2 cucumber 1/2 jar black olives 2 ripe tomatoes large handful fresh flatleaf parsley 1/3 pack feta cheese (optional, and if you are going to have grilled haloumi leave the feta out) olive oil, juice of 1/2 a lemon salt & pepper peel the cucumber and slice into thick rounds. Then cut these into quarters. Chop the tomatoes into similar size pieces, and also the cheese if you are using it. put everything into a roomy bowl with the olives and mix. Tear up the parsley a bit and add to the bowl. give it a mix and add a glug of olive oil and the lemon juice to dress. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with hummus in a pitta bread.

Look Shelia and Rayne have located the sun in Cyprus - how clever!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Scrumptious. How funny that even salads have politics! Let's just cross our fingers and hope for a scorching day in Dublin some time soon...*fingers crossed*....


Still, a beautiful salad and a good one for a semi-warm day to make your taste buds think you're on holidays.