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Jnospam wrote:
> Dave Smith > wrote:
> > traditional dishes, mostly with simple ingredients, and done well. My only
> > problem with greek restaurants is the north americanized version of greek
> > salad. All you need for a Greek salad is cucumber, onion, tomato, feta,
> > Kalamata olives, salt and pepper, oregano or marjoram, lemon juice and
> > olive oil. Chop and slice ingredients, toss them together, season them with
> > salt pepper, a little oregano and then squeeze some lemon juice over it and
> > drizzle some olive oil on top. You can't beat it on a hot simmer day.

> Uh, so what is the north americanized version you have a problem with?
> The only greek salads I've seen are the above ingredients, sometimes
> served on a bed of lettuce, although the oregano is often missing, and
> sometimes the lemon is replaced with vinegar.

too many places around here serve a "Greek Salad" that is just a regular
salad (mostly lettuce), with a bit of tomato, a bit of crumbled Feta and a
ready made "Greek" dressing. I wouldn't mind if it was a real Greek Salad
( horiatiki) on a bed of lettuce, but not a lettuce salad with just a hint
of Greek to it. I am not a big fan of lettuce.