Recipe- Greek Salad in 5 Minutes

greek horiatiki salad

If you know any Greeks, you may know they’re passionate about their salads and having the freshest ingredients, prepared in the simplest way.  The salad below is one of the countless variations of a “Horiatiki”, pronounced, “hor-ya-ti-ki”.  Remember to eat WWOFLS- Wild, Whole, Organic, Fresh, Local, Seasonal.

Nutrition: 2 cups of salad is approximately 150 calories

Ingredients

Beefsteak tomatoes, 2 large, cut in 1/2 inch chunks

Red onion, 1 chopped

Kalamata olives, handful, pitted or not pitted

Capers, 1 tbsp and some juice

Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil (preferably from Greece), 1 tbsp or more

Red wine vinegar, 2 tsp

lemon, 1/2, big squeeze

Oregano, parsley, dill, salt & pepper to taste, fresh or dried

Feta cheese, 1 oz good quality, preferably imported from Greece

Variations- lettuce, cucumber, grilled veggies, roasted peppers, raw peppers, or whatever you love)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and squeeze half a lemon over the salad, add cheese or let everyone do it themselves, and serve.  That’s it!

Hints: Do not mix in wet ingredients until ready to serve. Bon appetit!

 

 

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