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horiatiki salad

Traditional Greek Salad (horiatiki)

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The most famous salad the Greek cuisine has to offer. Greek salad or horiatiki (χωριάτικη), which means village-style, is a colorful, flavorful, refreshing salad, perfect for the hot Summer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 large red tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 5.2 oz/150g feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon caper berries
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano Greek
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut the cucumber lengthwise. If the seeds are big, take them out. Then, slice into thick halves (about the thickness of pinkie finger).
  • Wash and cut the tomatoes into large wedges (at least 1.5 cm, 0.6inch thickness).
  • Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice it.
  • Slice the green bell pepper into rings.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the salt, pepper, olive oil, red/wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of the oregano, and gently toss the ingredients, so that everything is coated with the olive oil.
  • Add the Kalamata olives, the feta cheese cut in sticks, cubes or triangles, and the capers.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the oregano, drizzle with some extra olive oil, and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Variations include the use of mizithra, xinomizithra, or anthotyros instead of feta.
If you can find Greek oregano, use it. It is more fragrant and tasty than other varieties.
Keyword quick, traditional