Greek Salad

1 October 2018

We’ve all had Greek salad, but I wanted to make something more authentic. In Greece, the traditional villagers’ salad is called “Horiatiki.” It’s a little different from the Greek salad we’ve come to know in the United States.

For this recipe, I took inspiration from the traditional recipe, while still incorporating American elements. In Greece, they don’t use any lettuce. Their Horiatiki consists of dressing and vegetables that are in season from early spring to fall — tomatoes, cucumbers, green bell peppers, and red onions.

I did keep the lettuce just because I prefer salad that way. I also opted for cherry tomatoes because I love them so much, and added chickpeas for protein. The dressing is simple and consists of olive oil, red wine vinegar, and dried oregano.


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Greek Salad

Course Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, partially peeled and sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup canned chikpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions

  • Prepare salad ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Combine ingredients for dressing in a small jar, and shake well. Pour dressing over salad just before serving. Enjoy!

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