Posted on | August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
A few years back, we made a wonderful trip to Greece. We booked a flight from Bucharest, Romania where we were living at the time to Athens, and we booked a hotel room in Athens for a few nights. Everything else we decided rather spontaneously once we were there. We ended up traveling in Greece for about 4 weeks, enjoying the beautiful country and the wonderful people. We had the time of our lives.
While in Greece, we fell in love with this traditional salad. If I remember correctly the name Horiatiki Salata means village, peasant or country salad. This salad is a wonderful, delicious, and fresh way of combining several different seasonal vegetables; perfect for a healthy life-style.
This salad can be eaten as a side dish or as a light meal when eaten with some fresh bread.
- several tomatoes, medium size or cherry tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 or 2 green bell peppers
- black olives
- oregano, fresh or dried
- salt, pepper to taste
- olive oil
- vinegar (optional)
Chop the tomatoes into bite sized pieces. Cut the cucumber, red onion, and green bell pepper into slices. Separate the onion rings. Add everything to a bowl or arrange on plates.
Add the olives. Cut the feta into relatively big pieces. Sometimes the salad is served with one big slice of feta instead of smaller chunks. This is up to you.
Sprinkle oregano, fresh or dried, and a little salt and pepper over the salad. Then drizzle some olive oil and vinegar over it.