With the thought of the Mediterranean holidays, I invite you to make the best Greek salad recipe. It is delicious, comforting and effortless to make.
Table of Contents
- Ingredients for the Best Greek Salad Recipe
- Let’s Get to Work!
- Now Let’s Assemble the Greek Salad
- How We Served The Greek Salad?
Greek salad (or “horiatiki” salad ), I think, is one of the most popular salad recipes in the world. The traditional recipe, which we follow, contains only five ingredients: onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives. It is precisely this simplicity that makes this recipe so tasty.
Let’s take the ingredients one by one.
Ingredients for the Best Greek Salad Recipe
I will use one medium-sized red onion, one cucumber, three tomatoes, 150 g (5.3 oz) feta cheese, and 100 g (3.5 oz) of olives for two large portions.
And for dressing, I will use extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, ground pepper and dried oregano.
Of course, the original recipe contains Kalamata olives and Greek olive oil. But if you do not have it, it is not a problem; it is essential to be of high-quality ingredients.
Let’s Get to Work!
I will show you step by step how to make this Greek salad.
We start to prepare the ingredients. For this, I cleaned a medium-sized red onion, and first, I cut it into four pieces.
After that, I started slicing it, so the slices would not be too long.
The cucumber, this time, I did not peel it. I know many people leave the cucumber whole with the peel, but if I’m not sure it’s organically grown, I always peel it. Now I use organic English cucumber, and then I cut it in two.
With a teaspoon, I hollow out the core of the cucumber to reduce the water content of the salad. This operation is not necessary; it depends on your tastes.
Now I can slice the cucumber.
I cut the tomatoes to be approximately equal to those of cucumber slices.
Now Let’s Assemble the Greek Salad
Compared to other salad recipes, I reversed the operations a little this time. I mean, the first time I made the dressing.
For this, in a bowl, I measured about 50 ml (4 tbsp) of extra virgin olive oil and squeezed the juice from a lemon. I seasoned it with a teaspoon of sea salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of dried oregano.
These quantities are indicative and can modify them according to the tastes of each one.
Mix the dressing until the salt dissolves, and then you can add the vegetables, and let’s start with the onion first.
Add the sliced cucumber and mix gently.
Follow the sliced tomatoes and mix easily again.
In the end, add feta cheese and the whole olives without seeds.
As you can see, I crushed the feta cheese. But depending on the type of cheese used, it can be cut into cubes or put the whole cheese.
Mix again easily, and ready, in my opinion, this is the best Greek salad recipe.
How We Served The Greek Salad?
If you like salads as much as I do, I recommend some delicious salad recipes from our blog, and I invite you to try them, such as:
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The Best Greek Salad recipe
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 piece red onion
- 1 piece English cucumber
- 3 pieces tomatoes
- 150 g feta cheese
- 100 g olives
- 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp dry oregano
- 1 pieces lemon juice
- Cut the onion into four, then slice it. Cut the cucumber along in two, remove the core with a teaspoon and slice it. Cut the tomatoes into four and cut into slices.
- In a bowl mix the olive oil with lemon juice and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
- Add in dressing on the turn, onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives. Mix easily.