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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Horiatiki / Villager's Salad ... delicious


Horiatiki means villager in Greek, so this dish simply means villager’s salad.

Ingredients:
Serves Four
125 g Greek feta
2 green peppers
1 cucumber
1 small red onion
5 ripe tomatoes
1 handful of Kalamata olives
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

It’s typically made with tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives and feta. It’s then dressed with olive oil and vinegar. All of these ingredients are loaded with nutrients and considered staples in Greek cooking.

The vegetables in the salad make it high in fibre. Vegetables also contain many antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. 

The olives and olive oil contain healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats may reduce your risk of a heart attack and stroke, as well as reduce inflammation.
The feta sprinkled onto the salad is another staple of Greek cooking.

Feta is made from sheep or goat’s milk. It’s good for your bones since it’s high in calcium, protein and phosphorous. In fact, it contains more calcium than most other cheeses.

Method:
1. Crumble the feta into chunks, de-seed and slice the peppers, and peel and slice the cucumber and onion. Slice the tomatoes.
2. Combine all the ingredients except the oregano, oil and vinegar in a salad bowl.
3. Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with the oregano, season with freshly ground black pepper and dress with the oil and red wine vinegar.

Enjoy ...

Απολαύστε ...
Τα Καλύτερα Jan

All the best Jan

18 comments:

Adam said...

nice salad

Valerie-Jael said...

Great salad, here in Germany it's called farmer's salad. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Yummy, I will save this recipe, that cheese looks so good.

Mary Kirkland said...

I could definitely see myself eating this.

Catarina said...

Here it is simply called "Greek salad". I like it a lot.
: )

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. I often eat a version of this salad when tomatoes are in season.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh my....yes, very delicious!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

YUM! This is one of my favorite salads. It goes really well with lamb. :)

^.^ said...

Hello from Alberta, Canada via Sue Swederski's blog ... Yummy and right up my nose salad U presented here ... I deeply believe in no carb, low protein and high fat foods ... Love, cat.

Linda said...

I love Greek food, Jan, and this looks scrumptious! I love Feta cheese in a salad, too!

Nas said...

Wow, I loved this recipe. This salad sounds yum. Thanks for sharing, I'll be definitely trying this out.

Regine Karpel said...

I want some.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Jan, that looks wonderful!

Revrunner said...

Fresh feat cheese--nothing better.

Bob Bushell said...

Salad, lovely.

Snowbird said...

Just perfect, so colourful.xxx

Phil Slade said...

Five weeks to go and we'll be tucking in to a Greek salad most days. Can't wait. Yammas!

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good Jan! Thank you!