Taverna Salad

To take a page from Blair and Brandan, this post is about Christine’s Adventures in Cooking!  Today’s chapter: Taverna salad.

Yesterday, the lovely Vanessa went to the little deli downstairs in our office building and came back with a Taverna salad.  Murphy’s Deli is usually pretty gross, but this Taverna salad was DELICIOUS.

Murphy’s Taverna salad, according to the label:

  • cucumber
  • onion
  • tomato
  • kalamata olives
  • feta cheese
  • black pepper
  • oregano

I decided to recreate it myself because I am trying to get more vegetables and this salad looked easy.  I made some modifications, and my Taverna salad is way better.

Christine’s Taverna salad:

  • 1 whole cucumber
  • 1/3 to 1/2 large tomato
  • 1/3 to 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • oregano to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mince, stir, and chill!  None of these measurements are exact because I started with small amounts and added to taste.  Obviously you can use whatever proportions of veggies or spices that you want.  I was surprised at how much oregano makes the flavors of the vegetables blend and pop.

Modifications from original recipe:

  • used red onions instead of white onion
  • left out olives
  • added salt

This would also be great with black olives, corn, or dill.  Maybe I’ll try those ingredients next time!

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4 Responses to “Taverna Salad”

  1. blair Says:

    That’s actually my default salad. I always keep those ingredients on hand just in case. I didn’t even know it had a name!

  2. Mom Says:

    what are you doing up at 11:00 pm on a school night? Do you think that the days of the week change just because you’re working. Uhuh…

    Go to bed young lady or i will ground your butt.

    Love,
    Mom

  3. Mom Says:

    P.S. The salad sounds like cucumbers and oil to me, which is good.

    Your grandad used to make cucumbers with green onions swimming in vinegar with water and a touch of sugar, lots of pepper. Yummy. It has to marinate overnight.

  4. Brandan Says:

    That looks super yum! I think I might try that with corn and dill later this week….

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