Classic Greek Salad Recipe
We call it Greek salad, the Greeks have a far more exotic name for it actually: horiatiki or xoriatiki salad! The main ingredients are fresh tomatoes, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, onion and dried oregano. I traveled to Greece before and I also came across variations of this salad containing sliced green bell pepper, fresh and crunchy lettuce and capers.
Great lunch salad then because of all those fresh vegetables, I’ve said it before. But then it can easily be served as a side dish for pork, chicken or fish if you ask me!
Love Greek recipes? Then also check out another Greek classic: my moussaka!
- 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.