The ultimate Greek salad recipe is the famous “village” salad, or “choriatiki” as it is called in Greek.
As with all favorite salads, there are plenty of local variations in Greece. This is a delicious salad and can be served for example as a side salad, an appetizer or even as a main meal. The best Greek salad uses 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.
The real Greek Choriatiki Salata uses no lemon or vinegar. The salt and pepper will make the vegetables juicy, and together with olive oil creates the best dressing possible. Greeks will dunk pieces of freshly baked bread in the juice to absorb all the good stuff from the salad!
This Greek salad recipe is done very quickly, and is popular with almost everyone, any age. Omit the Feta cheese for a Vegan version. You can store leftovers for 1-2 days in the fridge.
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!