Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata) 🇬🇷🥗
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, olives or capers and vinegar. That would be me 🙋🏽♀️
I've learnt over the years that Greek salads, and indeed many recipes can be as divisive and controversial as eating your scones the "civilised" way in England. Should they be served hot or cold and which goes first- the jam or the cream?
To be honest, you can change it up depending on your mood and what ingredients you have on hand. This is the Fresh Connection version but I have also given you a link to the more well known version by Kali Orexi. It's all Greek to me 🇬🇷😉
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- 1 lettuce, chopped finely ( I prefer Cos Lettuce)
- 4 tomatoes, halved and cut into thick wedges
- 1 cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise and sliced into half rounds
- 1 green or red capsicum, halved lengthwise and sliced into small strips
- 1 red onion, sliced into semicircles or diced OR 1/2 bunch spring onions, sliced finely and including green part
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 – 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Extra virgin olive oil, lots
- a good lug of red wine vinegar
- 150g Greek feta cheese, cut into wedges or diced
- kalamata olives
- 1/2 bunch chopped parsley and/or 3 tbsp chopped dill (optional)
- Add all the above chopped vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
- If you are not serving the salad immediately, refrigerate it to keep it crisp.
- Add your salt, oil, feta and olives as close as possible to serving. Mix well.
Make sure you wash all your vegetables and dry them well. The lettuce may need to be spun in a salad spinner.
Spring onions are a good option for people who can not tolerate red onion.