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
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)
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!