Greek Salad – Horiatiki Recipe

I love this Greek Salad, known as Horiatiki in Greece as it bursts with fresh flavors and vibrant colors. This salad, a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, highlights simplicity and quality ingredients. It’s a perfect appetizer or side dish, but it can also stand alone as a light, refreshing meal. This salad offers a delightful combination of textures and tastes, from the juicy tomatoes to the creamy feta. Every time we visit Greece, we enjoy serving this salad at their local tavernas near the sea.

Start with ripe tomatoes, sliced into juicy wedges. Combine them with crisp cucumber slices, green pepper slices and thinly sliced red onions that are offering a satisfying crunch. Add Kalamata olives to provide a briny contrast. Top with creamy block of feta cheese that is rich and slightly tangy. Sprinkle the salad with dried oregano for a touch of earthy aroma.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil generously over the salad. Season lightly with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, letting the natural flavors shine.

Greek salad not only delights with it refreshing flavor but also brings a piece of sunny Greece to your table. Enjoy it with crusty bread or alongside grilled meats for a complete Mediterranean experience.

How to make Greek salad

Begin by preparing the vegetables. Cut the tomatoes into wedges and the cucumber into thick moon slices. Thinly slice the red onion into rings and slice the green pepper. Add all the cut vegetables into a salad bowl along with the olives.

Season the salad with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of oregano. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar over the vegetables, then toss everything together until well coated.

Top the salad with a block of feta cheese. Drizzle the feta with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano for extra flavor.

This vibrant and fresh Greek salad is ready to serve. Hope you will try this refreshing salad. If you do, don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results. Enjoy every bite!

For more salad ideas check our full collection of Salad Recipes. Explore our full collection of Healthy Recipes for more inspiring dishes that you may like to try!

Other Greek recipes you may like to try

Discover the refreshing flavors of Tzatziki, a creamy Greek yogurt dip blended with cucumber, garlic, and herbs, perfect for any Mediterranean meal.

Spice up your spread with this Tirokafteri, a bold and tangy Greek feta dip infused with roasted red peppers and chili flakes.

Enjoy the comforting layers of Greek Pastitsio, a classic Greek casserole featuring seasoned ground meat, creamy béchamel sauce, and tender pasta.

Savor the simplicity of Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes where juicy tomatoes and creamy feta cheese meld together in a deliciously savory dish.

Greek Salad - Horiatiki recipe

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Greek Salad - Horiatiki

Greek Salad – Horiatiki Recipe

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I love this Greek Salad, known as Horiatiki in Greece as it bursts with fresh flavors and vibrant colors. This salad, a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, highlights simplicity and quality ingredients. It's a perfect appetizer or side dish, but it can also stand alone as a light, refreshing meal.
Servings 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound  (450g) tomatoes , about 3-4 tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion (about 2.5 oz – 80g)
  • 7 oz (200g) cucumber
  • 4 oz (120g) green pepper , about 1 medium pepper
  • 1/3 cup (70g) black olives
  • 7 oz (200g) block feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15g) red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut the tomatoes into wedges.
  • Cut the cucumber into thick moon slices.
    Greek Salad - cut the cucumber in thick moon slices
  • Slice the onion into thin rings.
    Greek Salad - cut the onion into rings
  • Slice the green pepper.
    Greek Salad - cut the green pepper into slices
  • Add the vegetables to a salad bowl. Add the black olives too.
    Greek Salad - place the vegetables in a bowl
  • Season with salt, pepper and some oregano. Add some extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss everything together.
    Greek Salad - drizzle with olive oil and oregano
  • Top the salad with a block of feta cheese.
    Greek Salad - top the salad with Feta
  • Drizzle the feta with olive oil and dried oregano.
  • The salad is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving out of 3Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 12.8gProtein: 13.6gFat: 34.9gSaturated Fat: 12.5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1016mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 6.8gCalcium: 246mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 409kcal
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: cucumber, Feta Cheese, greek salad, horiatiki, Mediterranean, tomatoes

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