"Horiatiki Salata" Greek Village Salad

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Maria *

By
@WWCook1

This summer salad is on the menu in every Greek restaurant and many non-Greek restaurants as well, this salad has many individual variations, but here are the basics to work from. This is the traditional version that does not include lettuce.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 4-5
    ripe, tomatoes
  • 1
    large onion
  • 1
    cucumber
  • 1
    green bell pepper
  • 1/4 lb
    (113.5grams)greek feta cheese, sliced or crumbled
  • ·
    dried greek oregano (rigani)
  • ·
    salt
  • ·
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 12
    greek olives (kalamata, green cretan olives, etc.)

How to Make "Horiatiki Salata" Greek Village Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash and dry the tomatoes, cucumber, and green pepper. Clean off the outer skin from the onion, wash, and dry.
    Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized irregularly shaped chunks, removing the core.

    Note1
    Many cooks peel the tomatoes if the skins are tough; it's a personal call.
    Note2
    I would taste the feta cheese before adding salt to the salad as feta cheese is usually a salty cheese.
  2. Slice the cucumber into 1/4-inch slices, cutting slices in half (whether or not you peel the cucumber is a personal choice). Salt lightly. Slice the pepper into rings, removing the stem and seeds. Slice the onion into thin rings.
  3. Combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, green pepper and onion in a large salad bowl. Sprinkle with oregano, pour olive oil over the salad, and toss. Just before serving, place the feta on top of the salad , either as a slice (as in photo) or crumbled , and toss in some olives.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese with oregano (and pepper if desired). Drizzle the oil over the top, and serve.

    Additional ingredients:
    Capers: toss in a few if you like them.

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About "Horiatiki Salata" Greek Village Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Wheat Free Soy Free
Hashtags: #Summer #traditional



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