Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise, then across into 3, giving you 6 chunks from each tomato.
Cut the Feta into 2 cm/½ in cubes and distribute evenly on top.
Peel the onion and cut in half, then across into half circles. Cut these into 2.5 cm/1 in strips and scatter over.
Strew the olives on top. Push the parsley leaves in between the tomatoes, so they stick up.
Dress first with the juice from the lemon, then the olive oil. Season liberally with sea salt and black pepper.
Eat at as soon as possible with warm pitta. Play bazouki music and put on your tape of cicada scratching. If feeling masochistic, drink a glass of retsina. If determined to be authentic, then a white Demestica will hit the Aegean spot. If you are like most people, drink whatever is to hand.
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