Today Lemon & Olives partakes in the one year anniversary of the It’s All Greek To Me book tour. If you remember we did this last year (see: Greek Biscotti recipe), and one thing we really love about this is that we get to give 1 copy of the book away to our readers! Well, technically the publisher will be sending you the book, but you get what I mean.
It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family’s Century-Old Recipes is a really well done cookbook. Jane and I have used it many times (full discloser: we were sent a free copy last year) and it’s gotten great reviews over on amazon which you can see/read by clicking the link.
I really like the photos of Mrs. Mantenopoulos walking around Greece and here tidbits where she’ll explain things she learned from her yia yia (grandmother).
There are some really great recipes in the book, and one we’re going to share with you today.
This is a simple Greek style salad. Much like a horiatiki salad, there is no lettuce, as customary with traditional salads you’ll find in Greece. It’s just some veggies and olive oil dressing. Simple yet so delicious.
Here is Mrs. Mantenopoulos: VARIATION: For a more soothing and cooling salad, leave out the red onion. For a crunchier salad, leave out the tomato. If you’d like a more acidic salad to pair with a rich main course, omit the cucumber. In other words, make it your own!
As you can see, it’s pretty easy and quick to whip up. It’s extremely versatile and pairs well with many dishes.
VARIATION: For a more soothing and cooling salad, leave out the red onion. For a crunchier salad, leave out the tomato. If you’d like a more acidic salad to pair with a rich main course, omit the cucumber. In other words, make it your own!
Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for, The Giveaway!!
Click the link below to enter your email to be added to the list. One (1) winner will be chosen at random. Hurry, contest ends May 1st.
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