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Horiatiki Salata - The Greek Village Salad

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Horiatiki Insalata, is a Greek salad or the Greek Village salad which can be easily made from your home grown vegetables. The salad depends a lot on the ripeness factor of the vegetables, more the vegetables are ripe, juicy and fresh the better the appearance and taste of the salad. Feta cheese gives the salad character, its salty taste and creamy feel makes this salad a daily must have.
Ingredients
  Tomatoes 4 , seeded and diced
  Cucumber 1 , peeled, seeded and cubed
  Red onion 1 , halved and thinly sliced
  Kalamata olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cubed or crumbled
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a salad mixing bowl, add diced tomatoes, cubed cucumbers, sliced red onions, Olives, feta cheese and toss together.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

FINALISING
3. Pour the dressing into the salad mixing bowl with the vegetables and toss together and set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

SERVING
4. Serve cold in a nice salad dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory, Buttery
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Story
Horiatiki, is one of those salads which has seriously taught me how to make a salad and what a salad can do to somebody who would have it. It is simple, yet very interesting to see the blend of flavors, freshness and textures combining on the plate. Also, eating a blend of such tastes and textures is just heavenly. The salad is also a very good option for those wishing to lose weight, without giving up on the temptations of the tongue.
Subtitle: 
Greek Salad

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