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Easy Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

Known as horiatiki, this traditional Greek salad is made with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, thinly sliced red onion, and feta. The easy dressing is a mixture of red wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, dried oregano, and extra-virgin olive oil. Simply said, it’s the best. Especially considering this Mediterranean side dish only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

What should you serve with this? You can’t go wrong with grilled chicken. But it would also taste amazing alongside this baked Greek Salmon.

Test Kitchen Tips:

If you’re sensitive to raw red onion, soak the slices in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes, then drain and pat dry. This helps tame the spice.
If you can’t find kalamata olives, black olives work well, too.
When tomatoes aren’t in season, we prefer grape or cherry tomatoes because they’re usually juicier and less mealy than tomatoes on the vine. Use whatever type of tomatoes looks best to you.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SALAD
1 pt. grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
1 c. halved kalamata olives
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 c. crumbled feta
FOR THE DRESSING
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp. dried oregano
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Make salad: In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and red onion. Gently fold in feta.
In a small bowl, make dressing: Combine vinegar, lemon juice, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Slowly add olive oil, whisking to combine.
Drizzle dressing over salad.

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