Greek Salad

The Greek salad horiatiki is a salad as refreshing and generous as the summer sun. It is a compilation of summer vegetables, roughly chopped with a drizzling of good extra virgin olive oil, a handful of dark Kalamata olives and a tiny pinch of oregano.

Preparation time

00:20

Cooking time

00:20

Serves

4

Greek Salad | Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 purple onion
  • A dozen of dark kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon of capers
  • A pinch of oregano
  • 200g Greek feta cheese
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Greek Salad | Products for preparing this recipe

Greek salad easy recipe

The delight of choriatiki salad is to get your fork and gently break the feta slub on top, vigorously mix it and start nibbling on juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers. The saltiness of feta and fragrant oregano makes the tastes explode in your mouth. But…wait a minute! Was this slub of feta meant to be placed so awkwardly on top of this salad?

Many argue that Greek salad salad was an ingenuous idea of the touristic taverns of Plaka in Athens; in order to join both the famous Greek feta cheese and satisfy the need for a refreshing salad they married these two in a combination so successful it stayed on. Truth is, most households might keep the cheese and salad separate. The cheese platter will come out and you will savour a little bit of feta and there is always a salad, especially that simple one with the juicy tomatoes, cucumber and a few fleshy olives on top. No matter how you like you salad, with feta cheese scrambled in or not, choriatiki is certainly a dish to lavish.

Greek Salad | How to cook

How to make a traditional Greek salad

  1. Chop the tomatoes and cucumber and add straight to your serving dish.
  2. Finely chop the onion in long stripes and add to your salad bowl.
  3. Continue with the pepper.
  4. Add the Kalamata olives, the capers, a generous drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Finish off with the feta cheese and a pinch of fragrant oregano and a bit of extra virgin olive oil on top.