Horiatiki / Greek Salad

Crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, and creamy feta cheese—there’s something irresistible about a Greek salad. This vibrant dish not only tantalizes taste buds but also celebrates the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Let’s dive into why Greek salad is a timeless classic that deserves a place on every table.

A Symphony of Fresh Ingredients: At the heart of every Greek salad lies an array of fresh vegetables bursting with flavor. From crisp cucumbers to ripe tomatoes and peppery red onions, each ingredient contributes its own distinct taste and texture, creating a harmonious blend that is both satisfying and refreshing.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Greek salad offers a nutritional powerhouse in every serving. The combination of vegetables provides essential nutrients while feta cheese adds protein and calcium. Meanwhile, the drizzle of olive oil not only enhances the salad’s flavor but also delivers heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

From its vibrant colors to its refreshing taste, Greek salad is more than just a dish—it’s a celebration of fresh ingredients, healthful eating, and shared moments with loved ones. So, next time you crave a taste of the Mediterranean, whip up a bowl of Greek salad and savor the simple joys of life.

Ingredients

Salad:

2-3 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1 small red onion
250g  Greek feta cheese.
1 cup Kalamata Olives
1 green bell pepper, (optional)

Greek Salad Dressing:

1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp red wine vinegar
6 tbsp Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions

Place Greek Salad Dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined. Set aside for 20 minutes to let the flavours infuse.

Cut each tomato into wedges, then cut each wedge into 3 or 4 pieces.

Slice the cucumbers and pepper into thick slices.

Peel and finely slice the red onion. I keep it in rings – you could cut it in half then slice.

Cut feta  into small cubes.

Place the tomato, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, feta and olives in a bowl, and  pour over dressing. Toss to combine. Serve immediately!

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