GREEK SALAD/HORIATIKI SALAD
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.
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
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.
- 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