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Choriatiki or Horiatiki salad, or Greek Salad as it is known worldwide, means country or village salad. In Greece, Horiatiki salad doesn’t contain lettuce in its original form and vinegar is optional.
In some Greek islands, capers is also added to the salad.
The secret of this salad is that all ingredients have to be perfectly fresh and ripe. Like Greek people, omit one of the ingredients if not at its best!
Horiatiki salad goes with many dishes, but it can be a dish itself. Don’t forget to end with the “papara” – soak bread in the flavoured juice left in the bottom of your salad bowl. A simple pleasure!
- Wash the tomatoes and cucumbers and let them dry.
- Slice the tomatoes, or chopped them into a bite-size pieces.
- Slice the cucumbers into thick half-rounds.
- Slice the red onion into thin slivers.
- Place them all in a large bowl.
- Add olives and crumbled feta cheese (and capers if using).
- Sprinkle with salt, oregano. Spoon with olive oil. Toss gently and serve.
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