Bowl of salad with plate of veggies and bowl of dressing
Horiatiki-Style Greek Salads Are Served Without One Key Ingredient
Traditional Greek horiatiki salad is full of fresh ingredients, with a zesty flavor and delightful Mediterranean flair. Notably, it lacks lettuce or greens of any kind.
Horiatiki, which translates to "village" in Greek, is deeply rooted in the country's culinary heritage and serves as a celebration of simplicity and purity.
The key ingredients that make up this mouthwatering dish are ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
The lack of lettuce lets the flavors of the primary ingredients truly shine, to deliver a refreshing and zesty dish that embodies Greek cuisine.
Because of its fresh ingredients, horiatiki is best made during the height of summer, when tomatoes are plump and cucumbers are ripe.
You can also switch up the salad with other ingredients, like sweet bell peppers, zesty capers or caper berries, or marinated artichokes.
Simply wash your ingredients, chop the veggies, slice the olives, crumble the feta, and whisk together a simple vinaigrette to enjoy all the delicious flavors of Greece.