Classic Greek salad (Horiatiki)

Classic Greek salad

I almost forgot to share this recipe! A few weeks ago I shared my favourite Greek recipes for chicken souvlaki, tzatziki and pita bread. This classic Greek salad is the perfect addition to any Greek meal. This classic salad is made with tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, olives and of course 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. Not only the Greeks love feta cheese. 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 is that you can adjust the recipe to taste. I don’t particularly like olives but I do like the cucumbers and tomatoes. I add a little more of those ingredients for me and donate all my olives to my husband who does love them.

Other Greek recipes on Nutmeg & Vinegar:

Pita bread

Chicken souvlaki


Greek salad

Classic Greek salad (Horiatiki)

Yield: 6


  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 100 g Feta, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 black olives, sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Add all your vegetables to a large bowl and toss them together with your hands.
  2. 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: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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