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Traditional Greek Salad-Horiatiki

This is the authentic Greek salad - horiatiki with tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olive oil and feta cheese.
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Greek
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 325kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tomatoes halved and cut in wedges, about half an inch thick. 
  • ½ english cucumber cut in coins. 
  • 1 green bell pepper cored and sliced
  • red onion sliced
  • ½ cup olives your favorite kind
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar to taste, you can add more if you prefer
  • fresh basil leaves
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all fresh ingredients together. Season with sea salt to taste. Add 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a tablespoon red wine vinegar. Srinkle dry oregano all over and toss.

Notes

  • It is important to let the salad sit for half an hour before serving. The flavors will meld together, and tomatoes always taste better at room temperature.
  • For great tomatoes, always store them on a platter, on your countertop. Avoid letting them touch each other, and don't stack them. Never refrigerate tomatoes. 
  • The same goes for the onions. Store them in a cool, dry, dark place -not in your fridge. When the onion is chilled, the cold temperature converts the starch to sugars, and onions become soft or soggy. Don't store them in a bag; they need air to breathe.  Keep the onions separate from potatoes; they can speed up an onion's decomposition due to excreted moisture.
     
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Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1614IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1mg