Best Ever Greek Salad| HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALAD | Mediterranean Diet Recipe For Weight Loss

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WHAT IS GREEK SALAD (HORIATIKI)?

Greek salad or Horiatiki salad (also spelled Khoriatiki) is a popular salad in the Mediterranean cuisine. It’s a well-known classic salad which is common not only in Greece but also in the Mediterranean region. Traditional Greek salad is made with tomatoes, red bell pepper, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, olives, and sometimes chickpeas, typically seasoned with a simple dressing – salt, oregano, olive oil, and vinegar

 

GREEK SALAD INGREDIENTS

You need a handful of ingredients to make this easy salad recipe.

Tomatoes

Cucumbers

Bell pepper

Onion

Olives

Feta cheese

Chickpeas (optional)

Greek salad dressing

HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALAD

It’s very easy to make this light, refreshing and healthy salad – it takes only about 15 minutes to chop the vegetables and toss them in a bowl with a light dressing. The most time-consuming part of the salad assembly is going to be chopping the vegetables. I usually chop the tomatoes (you can use different varieties of tomatoes to add more color, texture, and flavors) and bell pepper in bite-sized pieces, halve the cucumber lengthwise, and slice it, and thinly slice the onion.

Because red onions can be quite sharp in flavor, some people recommend to soak them in vinegar or lemon juice for several minutes before adding them to the salad. I like their taste the way they are but if you prefer you can soak them first.

This salad wouldn’t be Greek without the olives and feta cheese. While most Greek salads call for Kalamata olives, you can also use black olives if that is your preference. I also like to use Bulgarian feta cheese because I find it’s creamier and tastier. But you can choose a feta cheese from any country if you like one better than the other.

GREEK SALAD DRESSING

I love that this Mediterranean salad dressing is so simple to make yet it packs so much flavor! You don’t need fancy, hard to find ingredients for the Greek dressing – just olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Ingredients that you usually have on hand. I use this simple salad dressing as a go-to dressing on a lot of other salads as well.

Best Ever Greek Salad| HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALAD | Mediterranean Diet Recipe For Weight Loss

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