Greek Salad
This salad, also known as horiatiki (country or village) salad, is eaten throughout Greece. It makes a great appetiser or can be served as a light snack.
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Ingredients
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1-2 small cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion, cut into rings
  • 150 g feta cheese, cubed
  • About 20 black olives (kalamata olives are best)
  • 80 ml (3 fl oz) olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Cut the tomatoes into segments. Peel the cucumber and cut into thick half-rounds.
  2. Put the tomatoes, cucumber and onion in a bowl and toss. Sprinkle on the salt and leave for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle on the oregano and drizzle on the olive oil. Toss well.
  4. Decorate with the feta and the olives. Serve with lots of crusty bread!
Titli's Tips
The secret to this salad is to use fresh and ripe ingredients.

Variations of this salad include adding a sliced green capsicum and/or adding a couple of tbsp of capers to the salad. Vinegar can also be added, but I personally don’t think it’s necessary.

There is no need to make a separate dressing for this salad. The juices from the tomato and cucumber blend with the olive oil and the oregano to make the dressing. The bread can be used to soak up the dressing at the end.

While kalamata olives are the best, it’s OK to use any black olive. Leave the olives out if you don’t like them; not everyone does!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 310 15%
Calories from Fat 257
Total Fat 28.6g 44%
Saturated Fat 8.4g 42%
Unsaturated Fat 18.6g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 8.8g 2%
Dietary Fibre 2.3g 9%
Sugars 4.9g
Protein 6.6g 13%
Cholesterol 33.4mgs 11%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.