THEGreek salad (horiatiki) is a typical dish of the summer table, to be served both as a side dish, as a light appetizer, but also as a single dish, being complete and nutritious. There are numerous variations of the original Greek salad, as this dish is easily adaptable to everyone's tastes.
With the Greek salad you can give your summer dishes an edge, especially since you will have the main seasonal ingredients, namely tomatoes and cucumbers. Choosing fresh ingredients and the best toppings is obviously the secret to bringing the perfect Greek salad to the table.
Let's find out how to easily prepare the Greek salad at home according to original recipe and in his variants.
Greek salad, the original recipe
The original Greek salad recipe includes tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onions, feta, olive Kalamata, salt, oregano and olive oil. Depending on the location, other ingredients are added such as capers - sometimes even their leaves - oi green peppers. These are green peppers cut into fillets or small sweet green peppers which are good to eat raw. You can also add toasted bread. Here the recipe.
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Vegan Greek salad with tofu
Prepare theGreek salad in a vegan version it's very simple because you just need to replace the feta with tofu and keep the other ingredients unchanged, including cucumbers, olives and tomatoes. Here the recipe.
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Gluten Free Greek Salad
Some versions of the Greek salad include adding croutons. You can decide to omit this ingredient or choose some crostini gluten-free for your gluten-free Greek salad. Here the recipe.
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Greek salad your country
Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black olives or Taggiasca olives, feta, extra virgin olive oil and oregano are the ingredients ofGreek salad to your country, a variant of the original version of this dish. Here the recipe.
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Greek salad with tzatziki sauce
The tzatziki sauce, based on di yogurt and cucumberi, is the perfect accompaniment to the Greek salad. If you love homemade sauces to combine with salads, you just have to experiment. Here the recipe.
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Greek salad with capers
The addition of the capers this traditional dish is typical of the Greek islands. The version of the Greek salad with capers that we suggest, for example, comes from Santorini. Here is the recipe to follow.
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Greek salad with red peppers
Some recipes to prepare the Greek salad, especially in the hinterland, provide for the addition of peppers. Usually you use the sweet green ones cut into fillets, but you can also choose red or yellow peppers as they are also excellent raw. Here the recipe.
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Greek salad with olive bread
Homemade bread with olives or gods panini all olive to accompany your Greek salad which for an original buffet you can serve in glass jars. Here is the recipe to follow.
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Greek salad with green and black olives
If you don't have Greek olives available to prepare your salad, you can replace them with a mix of green and black olives, to combine with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and feta. Here the recipe.
Greek salad without onion
Those who do not like onions, those who do not digest them or prefer not to consume them can very well order theGreek salad without onion at the restaurant or simply omit this ingredient from your home recipe instead keeping olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and oregano and maybe adding peppers or capers.
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Greek salad without cucumbers
Even those who do not like cucumbers or do not digest them can prepare them a customized version of the Greek salad omitting this ingredient and giving more space to all the others, including feta, tomatoes and black olives. Here the recipe.
Which ones are they your own customized versions of the Greek salad?