Greek salad

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A Greek salad is a Greek dish that gets its ingredients from parts of the Mediterranean and especially from Greece. In Greece, a Greek salad isn’t called a Greek salad; in Greece it is called a village salad. Greek salad is usually made from sliced or chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, and onions. A Greek salad is generally sprinkled with feta cheese and olives. The olives are usually Kalamata olives. Sometimes a bit of oregano is added to a Greek salad. In Greece, olive oil is usually added to the salad with cruets of olive oil and vinegar that is available on the table of most Greek houses. It is common to soak up the salad’s juices with pieces of bread. In North America, lettuce is the main ingredient in a Greek salad but that isn’t the case in Greece. It is also served with dressing already on it. This dressing is often called Greek dressing which is a combination of oil, vinegar, and a bunch of herbs. In Florida, in some fishing villages where there are many Greek immigrants lettuce is a main ingredient in a Greek salad but it is served around a large amount of potato salad. This salad is considered a separate dish from Horiatki or village salad which has neither lettuce nor potato. Greek salad can be served as a side dish with other Greek cuisine such as gyros and dolmades.