In Greece there is no “real” traditional greek salad it is actually called the Village Salad or Horiatiki in Greek. It consists of whatever is fresh at the time and whatever you may have currently in your fridge. So really you can add whatever you like! If you had peppers, olives (in season), sweet white onion, red onion, sometimes there are more tomatoes, sometimes there are more cucumbers. It is all depended on what is fresh and in season! The best part of the salad is having thick crusty bread to soak up all the wonderful juices (Zeus Juices* wink wink)!Recipe
1/2 Red Onion
Handful of Kalamata Olives
Chunk of Feta
Sprinkling of Oregano
1tbsp red wine vinegar
Drizzle (and then a little bit more) of Zeus Juice (4 tbs)
Peel and slice the cucumbers, cut the tomato into wedges, slice the onion. Leave the feta in a nice thick slab, sprinkle on the oregano and drizzle with Zeus Juice. Serve family style with thick, crusty bread!
*If you are not a big fan of raw onion you can sprinkle a little salt, add the vinegar and let them sit before adding to the salad. This helps to soften the taste.
*If you have cucumbers from the garden or fresh from a farmers market you don’t have to peel as the peel is full of vitamins!