A simple recipe for a classic Greek salad (horiatiki) made with tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, cucumber, and onion. This salad is the perfect addition to any Greek meal and can be on your table in less than 10 minutes!
What is feta cheese
Feta cheese has been made in Greece since the 8th century BC. This crumbly white cheese is made from sheep's milk, sometimes mixed with goat's milk, which gives this cheese its characteristic taste.
This cheese is very popular all over the world. In Greece, it is, in fact, one of the most important export products.
What I like best about this classic Greek salad because you can adjust the recipe to taste. I don't particularly like olives, but I like the cucumbers and tomatoes. I add a little more of those ingredients for myself and donate all my olives to my husband, who does love them.
Onion - I like to use red onions for this salad.
Feta cheese - A delicious crumbly, slightly tangy cheese made with sheep or goats milk
Olives - I always use kalamata olives
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- ½ cucumber, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 100 g Feta, diced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 black olives, sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Add all your vegetables to a large bowl and toss them together with your hands.
- Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, lemon juice and feta cheese and mix them in.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 464mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g