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Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki)

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New month new recipes new challenges, and this week I am starting with recipes from Greece, with my BM group. I have a ton of recipes to try from Greece and it was difficult to choose. Though I was tempted to make some of it’s famous desserts I decided to opt for a bit of healthier option and I would be sharing 3 healthy recipes for the next three day, starting with this Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki).

Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki)

I love the simplicity of this dish with simple veggies and the humble Feta Cheese. Feta Cheese is a brined curd made in Greece from sheep’s milk or a mixture of Sheep’s and Goats milk. It is a crumbly ages cheese, rich in proteins and calcium and has a slight grainy texture. I would say it has a sharp taste as compared to our Indian Cottage cheese (Paneer), but it adds a lovely texture and taste to the dish being added.


Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki)

Greek salad uses common ingredients generally available at home. Be sure to use fresh vegetable as much as possible to give it the perfect taste. That is Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber and creamy feta cheese and good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Traditionally black olives are used, but I used the green ones as I had them. Rest the recipe can be assembled in 5-10 minutes and is quite filling due to the addition of Feta Cheese. I have added lettuce only to give a base to my salad. I have adapted the recipe from here


Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Size Tomatoes, Cut into Wedges
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion, Cut length wise or into rings
  • 1/2 Cucumber (6 inches), peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 Green Peeper, Cut length wise
  • 8-9 Olives (I used green, traditionally Black are used)
  • 100 gm Feta Cheese (Block or cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Start by preparing your vegetables. Wash the vegetables thoroughly and strain.
  • Cut the tomatoes, Pepper’s and Slice the onion’s.
  • Peel and cut the cucumber and place everything in a large bowl.
  • Add the olives, vinegar, oil, oregano and salt. Go easy on salt as Feta Cheese has salt in it.
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Now Traditionally the block of feta cheese is placed on top with a drizzle of Olive oil and a sprinkle of Oregano.
  • I have cut into cubes and gave it a mix in my salad.
  • Enjoy it as is or with some crusty bread on the side.


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Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki)

Greek Salad (Horiatiki / Xoriatiki)

A Simple and a quick Greek Salad made using the fresh Vegetables which is crisp and loaded with the goodness of Feta Cheese.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Feta Cheese, Olives, Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 People
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Size Tomatoes – Cut into Wedges
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion – Cut length wise or into rings
  • 1/2 Cucumber – 6 inches, peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 Green Peeper – Cut length wise
  • 8-9 Olives (I used green, traditionally Black are used)
  • 100 gm Feta Cheese (Block or cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Start by preparing your vegetables. Wash the vegetables thoroughly and strain.
  • Cut the tomatoes, Pepper’s and Slice the onion’s.
  • Peel and cut the cucumber and place everything in a large bowl.
  • Add the olives, vinegar, oil, oregano and salt. Go easy on salt as Feta Cheese has salt in it.
  • Give everything a quick mix.
  • Now Traditionally the block of feta cheese is placed on top with a drizzle of Olive oil and a sprinkle of Oregano.
  • I have cut into cubes and gave it a mix in my salad.
  • Enjoy it as is or with some crusty bread on the side.
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Azlin Bloor

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Such a wonderful salad, Renu, all those fresh and fruity flavours with the salty feta - a wonderful combination! Must be so fun doing all those challenges with your group, a great way to experience new recipes.

Indrani sen

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Health and nutrition packed in a bowl. Loved the addition of feta cheese and flavor of oregano

Mayuri Patel

Sunday 12th of May 2019

I just had this kind of salad today. Its so delicious crunchiness from the cucumber and onion, saltiness from feta and olives and a lovely aroma from oregano.

CookwithRenu

Sunday 12th of May 2019

Thank You

Suma Gandlur

Monday 11th of March 2019

This is such a classic recipe from the Greece nation and the salad bowl is filled with healthy and colorful ingredients.

CookwithRenu

Monday 11th of March 2019

Thank You

Swati

Friday 22nd of February 2019

I love greek salad, healthy,refreshing bursting with flavours, topped with feta cheese. Your looks so delicious!!

CookwithRenu

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Thank You