The perfect Greek Salad (Horiatiki) ideal as a starter, meal on its own or as a side dish…
To make this traditional Greek salad, ‘Horiatiki’ (which means village salad), make sure to use some juicy tomatoes, crisp & fresh cucumber, creamy feta cheese, good quality extra virgin olive oil like ours and some tangy black olives and you are basically done!
Cut the base ingredients in large chunks to give a more rustic touch. Best to cut the tomatoes inside the salad bowl, no juices are wasted. Adding some pitted Kalamata olives to the this salad is optional. Keep the dressing for this Greek salad simple and authentic. Dress with Greek extra virgin olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar or lemon juice. Becareful not to salt the salad too much, as feta cheese can be salty. Use good quality feta cheese, cut it in large blocks, not crumbled.
This recipe portion is for 6 servings. Preparation time of 15 minutes.
3 medium to large red tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium red onion, sliced into rings
1 cucumber, cut into thick half-moons
1 green pepper, sliced
16 – 20 black or green olives
200g block of feta cheese
1 table spoon red wine vinegar or lemon juice
1/4 cup of Castaway Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of sea salt
Wash all the vegetables.
Cut the tomatoes into wedges inside a large salad bowl.
Slice the red onion into rings, add them into the salad bowl.
Cut the cucumber into thick half moons (no need to peel the skin), add them to the salad bowl.
Slice the green pepper and add into the salad bowl.
Add in the olives, red wine vinegar or lemon juice, olive oil, half of oregano and salt.
Mix well and place the feta cheese block on top. Sprinkle the rest of the oregano and drizzle some olive oil on top of the cheese. If you prefer to dice the cheese, make sure not to cut it too small.
Serve and enjoy!
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