Classic Greek Salad Recipe
We all call this salad a Greek salad, for obvious reasons of course. But the Greek have a far more exotic name for it actually: they call this salad horiatiki or xoriatiki! Doesn’t that sound so much more appetizing? I do!
The main ingredients in this salad are fresh tomatoes, cucumber, olives, Greek feta cheese, raw red onion and dried oregano. I’ve been in Greece a couple of times before and I also came across versions of this Greek salad containing sliced green bell pepper, fresh and crunchy lettuce and pickled apple capers.
So then this is a great lunch salad because of all those fresh vegetables, I’ve said it before. But then it can easily be served as a side dish for a grilled pork, chicken or fish dinner if you ask me!
Do you love Greek recipes?
Then also check out another Greek classic: my moussaka!
In the meantime: enjoy this mediterranean salad!
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 3 oz feta cheese (75 g)
- 3- inch fresh cucumber (7,5 cm)
- a handful black olives
- 1 slice red onion
- dried oregano or mixed herbs
- good quality olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh mint sliced
- Rinse the cherry tomatoes, drain them on a clean kitchen towel and then slice them in half. Add the tomatoes to a large mixing bowl.
- Rinse the chunk of cucumber and slice it in half lengthwise. Slice the halves in half as well and then chop the cucumber up into thin bite-size bits. Add them to the sliced cherry tomatoes in the bowl.
- Then add the black olives.
- Dice the feta cheese into smaller bits. Tear the red onion slice apart. Add the red onion and diced feta to the bowl.
- Sprinkle the ingredients with the chopped mint and dried oregano (or mixed herbs). Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Also add a good splash of the olive oil.
- Then stir the salad well.
- Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, freshly chopped mint or dried oregano (or mixed herbs) and olive oil to taste if necessary. Transfer the salad onto a serving dish or bowl. Let it chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, then serve.