Greek salads, or horiatiki, are known worldwide and what better meal to eat whilst sitting on a shady terrace outside a Greek Island taverna?
The basic recipe for Greek salad is roughly chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta cheese drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. Having said that there are many variations, feel free to modify this basic recipe by adding anchovies, olives or sliced green pepper.
Greek salad can be served on its own (perfect with a few slices of crusty bread) or as an accompaniment to a meat dish.
Quarter of a red onion
Half a cucumber
120g feta cheese
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
Cut the tomatoes into thick wedges and roughly chop the cucumber. Finely slice the red onion. Crush and finally chop the garlic.
Place the ingredients into a large bowl and sprinkle on the cubed feta cheese.
Place the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano in a jug and mix well. Pour over the salad and mix gently.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
Perfect with a really ice cold glass of white wine!