What's in a Greek Salad?
The Greek salad is one of the most popular and well-known Greek dishes outside and inside Greece. Everyone loves the horiatiki salata, which means village salad in Greek.
It is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. There are a few variations and some people like to add thinly sliced lettuce, dill, parsley, capers, olives and even vinegar.
Growing up in Australia, my Greek parents always added some lettuce and herbs to our Greek salad. We enjoyed the more traditional and simpler version when we went to a Greek taverna or a trip back to Greece. I have since learnt that my two best friends, who's parents are from totally different regions of Greece, always added lettuce too. We can't all be wrong.
To be honest, you can change it up depending on your mood and what ingredients you have on hand. It's all Greek to me🇬🇷
My friends at Kali Orexi will show you exactly how to make a traditional Greek Salad. Kali Orexi in Greek literally means Good Appetite or Bon Appetit.
- 8 tomatoes, halved and cut into thick wedges
- 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced into half rounds
- 1 green pepper, halved lengthwise and sliced into small strips
- 1 red onion, sliced into semicircles
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 – 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 100g block feta cheese
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Ingredients that will be added:
- 6 Tomatoes - Hydroponic
- 1 Cucumber - Continental
- 1 Capsicum - Green
- 1 Onion - Red
- 1 Chef's Choice Himalayan Pink Rock Salt with Grinder 200g
- 1 The Spice People Oregano Leaves 25g
- 1 Minos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
- 1 Dodoni Greek Feta Cheese 200g