Greek Salad Recipe

The ultimate vegetarian Greek salad recipe is the famous “village” salad, or “Choriatiki” as it is also called in Greek. 

As with all popular recipes, there are plenty of local variations in Greece.

This is a delicious and easy to make vegetarian salad. It can be served for example as a side salad, an appetizer or even as a main meal.

The best and healthiest vegetarian salads use super fresh and ripe vegetables with full flavor and aroma. If your tomatoes aren’t ripe yet, leave them outside the fridge in some sunlight for a day or two to ripen. You'll love the difference!

The authentic Greek salad "Choriatiki" uses no lemon or vinegar. The salt and pepper will make the vegetables juicy, and together with the olive oil the spices and the juice from the veggies will create the best dressing possible.

Greeks will dunk pieces of freshly baked bread in the juice to absorb all the good stuff from the salad dressing!

This salad is done very quickly, and is popular with almost everyone, any age.

Omit the Feta cheese for a Vegan version. It is as tasty. You can store leftovers for 1-2 days in the fridge.

Greek Salad Recipe

Greek Salad Recipe: Choriatiki

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cut in large chunks
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 thin green pepper, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut in ½ inch slices
  • Natural Greek Feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • 3-4 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbs dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here’s What You’ll Do

Add all the vegetables to a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix. This will draw out the juices from the vegetables for a great dressing.

Break off chunks of the feta cheese and put on top, scatter the olives, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle the oregano over the salad.

Do not refrigerate the salad, but cover it and let it stay in room temperature until served. Serve with crusty bread and a glass of dry Greek wine. To your health! Στήν υγειά σας!

Variations

  • Use halved cherry tomatoes for a sweeter taste and prettier look.
  • Try chopped flat leaf parsley as well.
  • Add some chopped Purslane (as in the picture) for extra crunch and vitamins.

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