Greek salad (horiatiki) is an iconic Mediterranean recipe that is simply topped with a splash of Greek extra-virgin olive oil and a little red wine vinegar (or lemon juice). This recipe is a truly traditional Greek salad with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions and creamy feta cheese.
4 medium juicy tomatoes, preferably organic
⅓ English cucumber, partially peeled in a striped pattern
1 green bell pepper, cored
1 medium red onion
½ cup pitted Greek kalamata olives
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1–2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
½ cup (4 oz.) Greek feta cheese (do not crumble), or more to taste
½ tbsp. dried oregano
1. Slice the tomatoes into wedges or large chunks. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice into thick half-moons. Thinly slice the bell pepper into rings.
2. Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice into half-moons.
3. Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and onion in a large salad dish. Add a good handful of the kalamata olives.
4. Season with the salt, then pour the olive oil and vinegar over the salad.
5. Give everything a very gentle toss to mix. Do not overmix; this salad is not meant to be handled too much.
6. Finally, add the the feta blocks and sprinkle the dried oregano on top. Serve with crusty bread if desired.
NUTRITION DATA FOR 1 SERVING
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 24g
Vitamin A 3% Daily Value
Vitamin C 8% Daily Value
Calcium 12% Daily Value
Iron 15% Daily Value
This AMAZING Recipe can be found in my Mediterranean Refresh Cookbook here