This traditional salad is the basis in any Greek tavern. On the menu you will find it under the popular name of Greek Salad or Horiatiki (ie country). It is simple to make and very tasty. The only condition for its successful preparation is very fresh and ripe vegetables. It is worth taking advantage of the opportunity that they are now available and make it at home. Greenhouse tomatoes or imported from winter in the south of Europe are unfortunately not suitable, because they lack the juiciness and aroma that determines the taste of the salad. Personally, we prepare it in Poland only at the peak of the summer season.
For seasoning a salad you can use imported oregano or any mixture of herbs for a Greek salad. You will get such herbs on Crete or other Greek islands without any problem.
1. Cut the tomatoes into eighths, onion into halfplaster or feathers. It is best to leave the cucumber un-peeled and cut into quite thick half-slices. We cut the peppers into thin rings.
2. We put these vegetables in a rather deep plate. Lightly salt, add a few drops of wine vinegar and a little olive oil.
3. On the top, put a slice of feta, olives and pour everything with more olive oil. The whole is sprinkled with herbs.
Halloumi cheese is one of our favorite Greek products. When grilled, it is an excellent snack and addition to other mezes. Recently, while studying our new acquisition, Vefa Alexiadou's lucky book on Greek cuisine, we found a new way to serve halloumi cheese.
With this very simple and tasty salad, we met for the first time in the Sfakia region of Crete. To prepare it you need a small amount of ingredients, and the effect is great. The basic ingredient here is a certain bean called black eye with a very distinctive appearance.