Ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumber, tangy onion, creamy feta, and golden extra virgin olive oil are what make the famous Greek Salad. In Greece, it is known as Horiatiki Salata (Village Salad) and if made properly, (this means no lettuce leaves), it will be the most delicious salad you will make! Let's go!
What is Greek Salad?
A traditional Greek Salad is simple but scrumptiously delicious! It combines ripe and juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, green capsicum, red onion, Kalamata olives, Greek oregano, salty and creamy feta, and finally, Greek extra virgin olive oil. In Greece, you can visit hundreds of restaurants and they all have these ingredients as the basis.
Watch How To Make It
How Do You Make Greek Salad
Chop up the salad ingredients into small chunks - not too large and not into small diced pieces. Place into a wide base bowl.
Using a fork, break up the feta into chunks and add to the bowl.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients, including the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and garlic.
Season with sea salt and Greek oregano and then pour the dressing over the salad. Toss well to combine and serve.
Making sure you use Greek feta from Greece is VERY important. In Australia we have quality Australian Made feta but it tastes NOTHING like the feta in Greece. In the case that you are dairy free, then, of course, a dairy-free alternative is used.