Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)
This is a more traditional Greek salad, one without lettuce, that typically consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, feta, olive oil, oregano and sometime a splash of red wine vinegar. This salad is super easy to make where you basically just need to slice the veggies and you are good to go! The feta is commonly served as a big slab on top of the salad but you can also serve it with the feta crumbled. This salad makes for a great side or even a light meal and it's perfect in the summer with all of the field ripened veggies around!

Updated: 2015/09/05: Updated photos.

Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)
Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

A Greek style salad with tomatoes, cucumber, onion, pepper, olives and feta.

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 16 kalamata olives, pits removed
  • 8 ounces feta, sliced or crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  1. Toss the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, pepper and olives in the olive oil, place it on a plate, top with the feta and sprinkle on the oregano along with a drizzle of olive oil.

Option: Add a splash of red wine vinegar.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 216, Fat 14.3g (Saturated 8.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 794mg, Carbs 13.9g (Fiber 3.3g, Sugars 7.9g), Protein 10.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


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.

Bella B said...

It looks awesome!
xoxoBella |

Anonymous said...

IMO it needs tons of oil and vinegar. Let it stand for a bit before serving it, so you get a nice mix of vegetable juices + oil/vinegar at the bottom. Then dip some bread in that. Absolute perfection.

WWCook said...

This is a delicious & healthy Classic. Greek "Horiatiki" does not include lettuce. This is exactly how I make ours with plenty of olive oil & let it sit awhile. Then, once the yummy veggies start disappearing:) dipping fresh bread into the olive oil & tomato juices is the best part of enjoying Greek Salad:)

Kevin Lynch said...

WWCook: Great tip to soak up the olive oil and tomato juices with fresh bread!

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