Salads and vegetables

boiled_vegetable_saladBoiled vegetable salad (salata me vrasta lahanika)
250 gr courgettes
250 gr green beans
500 gr potatoes
150 gr carrots
250 gr beetroot
Oil and lemon dressing
Parsley finely chopped

Boil the vegetables, cut them in small pieces and salt them. Place them in layers in a salad bowl. Dress with oil and lemon and garnish with finely chopped parsley.
beetrootBeet salad (patzaria salata)

1 kg beets

Olive oil



2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

Clean and wash the beets and separate the roots from the leaves. Boil the roots first in salted water, for half an hour. Add the leaves and boil 20 minutes longer. Drain, peel the roots and cut them into slices. Place the beetroot, the leaves and the finely chopped garlic in a salad bowl and dress with oil and vinegar.
Wild greens salad (horta vounou salata)

1 kg variou wild greens


Oil and lemon dressing

Pick and wash the greens. Put them in a pot of boiling water and boil them for about 30 minutes, without covering the pot. Drain, salt and serve dressed with oil and lemon.
Boiled cougettes salad (kolokithakia vrasta salata)

1 kg medium courgettes


6 tablespoons olive oil

Juice of ½ lemon

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the courgettes, which have been cleaned and washed. Boil for about 15 minutes. Slice the courgettes and pour the oil and lemon dressing over them.
White bean salad (fasolia xera salata)

500 gr dry white beans

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Oil and lemon dressing

Parsley, finely chopped


Put the beans in water to soak 12 hours before preparation time. Drain the beans, place in a pot of water and boil until tender. Drain again and put them in a salad bowl. Add salt and the chopped onion, dress with oil and lemon and garnish with finely chopped parsley.
Potato salad (patatosalata)

1 kg patatoes

1 onion, sliced

Juice of 1 lemon

½ cup olive oil

Salt, pepper

Parsley, finely chopped

A few ripe olives, pickled in vinegar

Boil the potatoes whole in salted water. Peel, slice and place them in a salad bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
cauliflower saladCauliflower Salad (kounoupidi salata)

1 large cauliflower

½ cup olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon


A little oregano

Remove any tough stems from the cauliflower and wash it. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the cauliflower. Let it boil for about 25 minutes. Serve the cauliflower dressed with oil and lemon and a sprinkling of oregano.
Summer salad from Lesvos (salata vafios)

Fresh tomatoes, cleaned and cut in slices

cucumber, washed and cut in slices (keep them unpeeled)

Green pepper,cut in stripes
Feta cheese, cut in small cubes
Kefalotyri cheese, cut in small cubes
onion, sliced
Pieces of rusks
olive oil

Place all ingredients in a bowl. The rusk, at the bottom of the bowl, in order to be soaked in olive oil and soften. Feta, kefalotyri cheese, parsley and olives should be at the top of the salad.
Note: The portion of each ingredient is your choice. Try to keep a balance between all ingredients. Do not forget to pour olive oil, its the elixir of the Mediterranean!
makedonian saladMacedonian salad (makedoniki salata)

1/2 white cabbage

1/4 red cabbage

1 long green pepper

1 red pepper


Juice of half lemon

1 carrot



olive oil

Wash all vegetables well. Cut the cabbage in thin stripes, the peppers in small pieces and grate the carrot. Finely chop the parsley and the celery. Place all ingredients in a big salad bowl, sprinkle with olive oil and lemon juice, add salt for taste, mix well and serve.
Greek salad
3 – 4 tomatoes
1 onion
feta cheese
1 cucumber
olive oil




Cut the tomatoes, the onion and the cucumber in slices. Mix them, add salt and some pieces of feta cheese, oregano and at the end pour some olive oil.

Smoked herring salad (rengossalata)

500 gr boiled patatoes

1 large onion

1 large carrot

2 smoked herring

Oil and lemon dressing

Slice the onion thinly. Clean and grate the carrot and cut the potato into cubes. Clean the herring and remove the bones, cut them into small pieces and put them in a salad bowl. Add the onion, carrot and potatoes. Mix together and dress with the oil and lemon.
Russian salad (rossiki salata)

2 large boiled carrots

2 large boiled patatoes

1 cup boiled peas

1 cup boiled green beans

1 tablespoon capers

2-3 pickled cucumbers

Salt, pepper

4 tablespoons mayonaise

To garnish

2 tablespoons mayonaise

Parsley leaves

½ carrot, boiled

Cut the carrots and potatoes into cubes, the green beans into small pieces and the cucumbers into thin slices. Put all the ingredients into a salad bowl and mix together. Spread mayonnaise over the top of the salad and garnish with parsley leaves and a few slices of boiled carrots.
cabbage and carrot saladCabbage and carrot salad (salata me lahano kai karota)

1 cabbage

3 carrots

½ cup olive oil

Lemon juice


Shred and salt the cabbage and place it in a colander to wilt for 1 hour. Rinse it well and put it in a salad bowl. Clean, wash and grate the carrots and mix them in with the cabbage. Dress the salad with oil and lemon.
red cabbage saladRed Cabbage salad (kokkino lahano salata)

1 red cabbage

Oil and lemon dressing


Shred the cabbage and wash it well. Place it in a salad bowl, add salt, and dress with oil and lemon.
shrimp saladsShrimp salad (garidosalata)

1 kg shrimp

3 potatoes, boiled but not too soft

2 tablespoons pickled cucumbers, sliced

2 tablespoons capers

Salt, pepper

Parsley, finely chopped

Boil the shrimp in salted water, to which a little vinegar has been added. Peel and devein the shrimp, cut the potatoes into cubes, and place them in a salad bowl, along with the pickled cucumbers and the capers. Stir to mix. Beat the oil and lemon dressing and pour it over the salad. Garnish with finely chopped parsley.
lettuce leavesLettuce salad (maroulosalata)

1 large head of lettuce

4-5 spring onions, finely chopped


Oil and vinegar dressing or oil and lemon dressing

Fresh dill finely chopped

Clean and wash the lettuce. Pat the leaves dry and cut them into thin strips. Add the onion and dill to the lettuce. Salt the salad and dress with oil and vinegar or oil and lemon.
string beanString bean salad (ampelofassoula salata)

1 kg string beans

6 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon vinegar


Clean and wash the string beans. Boil them in salted water for 20 minutes in an oven pot. Dress with oil and vinegar.