Recipe for Horiatiki – Greek Village Salad

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The traditional Greek salad, this salad is a true classic. Traditional Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Horiatiki is also typically seasoned with salt and oregano. In America, most Greek salads come with Greek dressing, but the traditional horiatiki is just simple olive oil.

Greek Village Salad (Horiatiki) Ingredients:

  • 3 tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 sliced cucumber
  • 1 Sliced onion
  • 2 green peppers cut into rings
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 lb. feta cheese
  • 2 dozen Greek olives
  • Chopped (if fresh) or crumbled (if dry) Greek herbs, dried oregano or parsley
  • Capers (optional)

Directions to Prepare Greek Village Salad:

Place the tomatoes, cucumber, onion and peppers in a large salad bowl.

Shake together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a covered Mason jar.

Pour the dressing over the salad.

Cut the feta cheese in squared and place on top of the salad. Add the olives and sprinkle with the parsley or oregano. Add capers if you have decided to use them.

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