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GREEK SALAD/HORIATIKI SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Greek Salad/Horiatiki Salad is insanely an easy, super delicious and flavourful salad to put together. With homemade Greek Dressing and feta cheese, it makes a refreshingly light meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Light Meal, Salad, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

For the Salad:

  • 1 medium size cucumber
  • ½ sweet pepper any colour of your choice
  • 10-15 cherry/plum tomatoes
  • 10-15 olives ideally kalamata olives
  • 100 g feta approx 1 cup
  • 1 medium red onion
  • a handful of mint leaves optional

For the Greek Salad Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar or any of your choice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder

Instructions
 

Get the salad ready:

  • Wash all the vegetables and pat them dry on a kitchen towel.
  • As the skin of the cucumber was tender I didn't peel it. Cut into slices and then either halve or quarter them.
  • Cut the pepper into cubes.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
  • You can leave the olives whole or cut them into halves.
  • Cut the onion into thin long slices.
  • The feta can be cut into cubes or you can crumble it.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Prepare the Dressing:

  • Add all the ingredients into a jar and give it a good shake.
  • Greek Salad is ready to be served immediately with the dressing on the side or drizzled over it. Or leave it in the fridge for a while and enjoy it chilled during summer.

Notes

  • I used colored pepper as I prefer them over the green ones.
  • If you don't get kalamata olives (they taste so different from the green and black ones) then use black ones.
  • Use a proper vinegar and not vinegar substitute for your salads.
  • Add more lemon juice instead of vinegar.
  • I have tried to make the classic version of the Greek Salad. You can add seeds and nuts for variation.
  • Use dill instead of oregano.
  • I just couldn't resist adding fresh mint leaves. Its entirely optional
Keyword Classic Horiatiki Salad, Easy Greek Salad