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.