I can imagine that the name of this recipe is a little confusing. What do the Germans know about Greek salad? Well for starters, I’ve not been to Greece yet…yet – I promise you when I go, I will clue you in on all of the secrets of the Greek salad. This German Style Greek Salad is the version I see most often when I frequent restaurants in our area of Germany, they typically follow the same model — tons of feta…and I’m okay with that.
Each version of this salad is just a little different and that’s why I continue to order it when we go out to eat. I always know what I’m going to get, but at the same time, I never know what I’m going to get. Sometimes, there will lettuce on the bottom and then sometimes, there are extra veggies in there that I’ve never seen in a Greek salad, such as bell peppers. Some have balsamic vinegar and some just have classic olive oil. One commonality though, big chunks of feta. Somehow, they always get this right.
I have found this is one of the best ways to enjoy a Greek salad — with a knife and fork. It makes a salad seem like a main course salad, even for those who think meat is a must on every plate. Trust me, this will fill you up. If you can get your hands on some good tomatoes still, this is for you.
No good tomatoes near you? Use cherry or grape tomatoes or roast your tomatoes to bring out the sweetness. Both are good options.
I’ll probably never tire of the combinations and variety of this salad, it is truly my favorite. I must not be the only one, because it continues to be a mainstay of the menus here in Germany and I’m always up for a new version.
Try this one. Toss that crumbled feta to the side and grab the chunk. You will not be disappointed and probably never buy that pre-crumbled feta again.