With the thought of the Mediterranean holidays, I invite you to make it together, the best Greek salad recipe. It is delicious, comforting and very easy to make.
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 5 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
For two large portions, I used a medium-sized red onion, a cucumber, three tomatoes, 150 g feta cheese and 100 g of olives.
And for dressing, I used extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and dried oregano.
Of course, the original recipe contains Kalamata olives and Greek olive oil. But if you do not have, it is not a problem, it is important to be of high quality.
Let’s Get to Work!
I show you step by step how to make Greek salad.
We start to prepare the ingredients. For this, I cleaned a medium-sized red onion, and first cut it into four pieces.
After that, I started slicing it, so the slices will not be too big.
The cucumber this time I did not peel it. I know a lot of 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. Then I cut it along 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 to do it, depends on your tastes.
Now we can slice the cucumber.
We cut the tomatoes, to be approximately equal to those of cucumber slices.
Now Let’s Assemble the Greek Salad
Compared to other salad recipes, this time I reversed the operations a little. I mean, the first time I made the dressing.
For this, in a bowl, I measured about 50 ml ( about 4 tbsp ) of extra virgin olive oil and squeezed the juice from a lemon. I seasoned with a teaspoon of sea salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of dried oregano.
These quantities are indicative, they can be modified according to the tastes of each one.
We mix the dressing until the salt dissolves, and then we can add vegetables, and let’s start with the onion.
Add the sliced cucumber and mix gently.
Follow the cut tomatoes and mix easily again.
And at the end, we add feta cheese and whole olives without seeds.
As you can see, I crushed feta cheese. But depending on the type of cheese used, it can be cut into cubes or put the whole cheese.
We mix again easily, and ready, in my opinion, this is the best Greek salad recipe.
How We Served The Greek Salad?
The Best Greek Salad recipe
- 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 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon 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.
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