No matter where in the world you live, “greek salad” is a dish commonly listed on cafés & restaurants menu. Not only greek restaurants, but venues offering a variety of Western food. The popularity of the dish is great news for us, healthy food enthusiasts, as its main ingredients are pure freshness, but on the other hand, the more a recipe travels, the more chances it has to get lost in translation, right?
So here, I am trying to do honor and justice to the real 
horiatiki prepared the traditional way.
By following it, you should be able to impress greek food lovers! And for the presentation, what I love is that you don’t need to make too much effort. Less in clearly more here.

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TRADITIONAL HORIATIKI (GREEK SALAD)
I am sharing this recipe of the horiatiki, as we ate it in Greece, and as one of my (Greek) BFF would accept to eat it too! Yeah, the last thing you want to do is serve an un-authentic version of a greek salad to a greek person!
Cuisine healthy
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine healthy
Prep Time 20 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash all your veggies (tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion)
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the following ingredients: Tomatoes cut in quarters; Thick slices of cucumber, halved; Thin slices of red onions; Thin slices of the bell pepper, cut crosswise (and that looks a lot prettier than lengthwise anyway!); Kalamata olives without removing the pit
  3. Toss a little with the EVOO, vinegar, salt and pepper
  4. Transfer to your serving plate, Add the feta; The capers will come on top; and lastly, the oregano
  5. You can add one more drizzle of EVOO for the final touch
Recipe Notes

Here are a few notes about where to find the main ingredients in Bangkok: > The fresh veggies: tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers, we recommend to buy at the farmer's market. But if more convenient, our next best options are the local supermarkets selling organic vegetables, such at Sustaina selling produce from Harmony Life, Central Foodhall (Chitlom), Villa Market, or Gourmet Market. > Feta & Kalamata olives: from Olive Bangkok. Note: they also sell pita bread, which will go well with your horiatiki.  > Dry oregano: from Radiance Wholefoods. > For the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have been using one of the main brands here but we would like to try more if anyone wants to make a recommendation on that!

I love how simple this recipe is, seriously!

Here in Bangkok, the best version we had so far was at Aesop’s restaurant. Recipe written by Joëlle 

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