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Horiatiki Salata (Greek Salad)

Horiatiki Salata (Greek Salad)

With all of the fresh, ripe, local fruits and vegetables that are around it is the perfect time to be enjoying salads. One of my favorite salads is a Greek salad. (I still find that a bit surprising as I did not like either red onions or olives when I was a kid.) This Greek salad has such an amazing combination of flavours. Like most salads, this one is easy to make; just chop every thing up and toss it together.

Many of recipes for salad dressings that I have seen call for a high ratio of oil to vinegar. I like vinegars and I prefer to really taste their bite. I generally use an oil to vinegar ratio of about 1:1. Of course it is always a good idea to mix the salad dressing in a separate bowl so that you can taste it and adjust it if it is needed.

Ingredients:
1 tomato (diced)
1/2 cucumber (chopped)
1 tablespoon red onion (sliced)
1 handful sun dried black olives
1 tablespoon feta cheese (crumbled)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil (I used the oil from the sun dried black olives package)
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
1 dash oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Mix the tomato, cucumber, red onion and olives.
2. Top with the crumbled feta.
3. Mix the oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper and pour on the salad.

Similar Recipes:
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Cucumber, Feta and Dill Salad
Greek Panzanella Salad
Greek Couscous Salad
Feta Salsa

9 comments:

asya yusof said...

Looks great.

Kalyn said...

What a beautiful Greek Salad! This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and something I never get tired of eating.

Janet said...

I agree with you on the oil to vinegar ratio (in fact sometimes I add more vinegar than oil) I like my dressing really vinegary. But I don't do that when I am cooking for guests or the kids...

Patricia Scarpin said...

I have been meaning to make Greek salad for weeks, Kevin - yours is just tempting me even more! :)

katiez said...

On a salad that looks that good I would probably just drizzle a bit of both over the top - like the Spanish do. And I agree with the ratio, too.
Beautiful photo!

Cynthia said...

This is my kind of salad none or not a lot of leaves :)

Terri said...

I had forgotten how much I love Greek Salad! Thanks for reminding me. Your salad looks wonderful!

Valli said...

Nothing beats a fresh Greek Salad. I tire of foods easily but when I was in Greece last year I had Greek salad every single day!!!

Priceless said...

Greek Salad is my favourite salad of all time for the lack of lettuce (not a fan of lettuce at all)also and could eat it on a daily basis. I'm so glad that I found your blog and am now a huge fan. I love all your recipes.Thanks for sharing your love of food.

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