21.11.09

Horiatiki, or as we call it, Greek Salad


It was time for a simple salad.  Greek salad, or horiatiki, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump kalamata olives.  It can be served with or without lettuce.  Serve this as a side dish or as a light meal with some crusty bread.

Horiatiki                    Serves 6

DRESSING
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano (Mediterranean is best)

SALAD
1 head lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces ((I prefer Romaine)
3 large plum tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 medium red onion, cut into thin rings and soaked for 10 minutes in a small bowl of ice water to make it less sharp
1 small green pepper, cut into thin rings
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions
1.  Whisk dressing ingredients together until blended.
2.  Drain onion from ice water and pat dry with paper towels.
3.  Combine all salad ingredients, except cheese, in large bowl and toss with dressing.
4.  Sprinkle cheese over and serve.

4 comments:

  1. Hello Sarah,
    That's the kind of salads I love! Simple, but delicious! Nice and healthy salad Sarah.
    Cheers,
    Mamatkamal

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