Greek Salads, traditionally called Horiatiki, are a favorite at our house, preferably with a generous slice of feta on top, just like the Greeks do it. About two years ago I visited Greece and I’ll never be the same… Rich olive oils, fresh salty feta cheese, slow roasted lamb sliced right of the skewer, an abundance of red wine, and creamy tzatziki (you can’t forget tzatziki sauce with Greek food).
A traditional Greek Salad consits of a few simple ingredients and really doens’t even include lettuce. Here are the basics:
large ripe tomato slices
thin strips of red onion
thin strips of green pepper
premium olive oil
sliced feta (buy by the block never crumbled…read here for why)
basil or oregano
Mix all of the vegetables with lots of olive oil and topped with a large piece of feta cheese sprinkled with basil and black pepper. Serve with a large slice of crusty bread.
*lettuce is optional…serve it for those Americans who don’t understand a salad without lettuce.