Hellenic Country Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Course : Salads
Serves: 6
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3 medium firm -- ripe tomatoes
1 medium English cucumber
1 medium green sweet pepper -- seeded
1 medium white onion -- or 3 green onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces feta cheese -- broken into small pieces
12 large black Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano -- or parsley or 2 tsp dried
1 bunch Romaine lettuce leaves

Preparation / Directions:

Cut tomatoes into wedges and then in half. Place in salad bowl. Coarsely chop cucumber, green pepper, and onion. Add to tomatoes. Combine olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables. Sprinkle feta cheese, olives, and oregano over top. (If using dried oregano, rub between palms as you sprinkle on salad.) Toss well. To serve, spoon into romaine lettuce leaf-lined bowl or toss with torn romaine leaves.

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