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In Greece, salads are eaten with the main meal. Greek salad is a common salad characterized by its ingredients of Mediterranean, and particularly Greek origin. Usually, this kind of salad is made of sliced or chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and green or red peppers garnished with a slice of Feta cheese, olives, and a pinch of dried oregano. In the country it is served with cruets o olive oil and vinegar and the juice that remains is eaten with bread.

Given the multiple influences, in North America, people do not use the same ingredients as in Greece; thus, the main component of their Greek salad is lettuce, despite the fact that lettuce is never seen in Greece. Most of the times, this salad is served with “Greek dressing”, which is a mixture of herbs, vinegar and oil. In order to make a Greek salad you need 3 or 4 tomatoes, 1 onion, Feta cheese, olive oil, 1 cucumber, olives, oregano and salt; you cut the cucumber, the onion and the tomatoes in slices and then you mix them, adding salt, Feta cheese, oregano and adding at the end some olive oil.

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