Greek salad is a

Greek salad is a “Must”

The Greek salad is a staple of our cuisine!!!

It is always present on the dinner table, accompanying almost all meals or even standing alone as a main dish.

Made up of simple and pure ingredients, including tomato, cucumber, onion, Kalamata authentic olives, a pinch of salt and dried oregano, topped with a slice of feta cheese and dressed with a generous amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil , the colorful salad — or Horiatiki, as we call it — is food for the eye and a top selection for healthy eating, even more so now in the COVID-19 era.

The Greek salad is the Queen of the summer, even more so this year now that people have turned to vegetables and healthy eating to strengthen their immune systems!!

The Greek salad contains the red tomato, rich in lycopene( an antioxidant with anti-cancer and heart-protective properties) the green cucumber with flavonoids, carotenoids, folic acid, and vitamins B, K, the onion which is a good source of vitamin C and phenolic compounds, Feta cheese rich in proteins, calcium, and phosphorus ….

And what else is left to say ???

The undisputed star among the ingredients of the Greek salad is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the black Kalamata Olives highly rich in polyphenols, antioxidants, and the healthiest monounsaturated fatty acids C18:1(oleic acid).

These ingredients complete its magical picture both visually and nutritionally !!

The Extra Virgin Olive oil is what bonds everything together in the salad, offering countless oft-repeated benefits apart from its extraordinary flavor and the chance to dip some bread in it!!

Extra Virgin Olive oil is the key to longevity and protects against cardiovascular diseases like hypertension and heart attacks, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Also, a research review published in the Revue Neurologique journal in 2019 found that Extra Virgin Olive Oil protects memory, increases learning ability, and acts against Alzheimer’s disease.

So, What else can we ask for?

Enjoy your Authentic Greek salad, wherever you are …..with MONOGRAM “Early Harvest” Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Koroneiki cultivar…and the characteristic juicy MONOGRAM Kalamata Olives …