Greek salad or horiatiki salad (Greek: χωριάτικη σαλάτα[a] or θερινή σαλάτα[b]) is a popular salad in Greek cuisine generally made with pieces of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta cheese pdo , and olives  and dressed with salt, pepper, Greek oregano, and olive oil. Greek salad is often imagined as a farmer’s breakfast or lunch, as its ingredients resemble those that a Greek farmer might have on hand.


  • cucumber 1
  • red onion ½ small, thinly sliced
  • vine tomatoes 4, cut into chunks
  • kalamata olives 20, pitted
  • olive oil 3 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar 1 tsp
  • feta 100g exarhos, crumbled
  • dried oregano a few pinches
  • crusty bread to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Cut the cucumber in half lengthways, scrape out the seeds then cut into thick slices.

  • STEP 2

    Put the cucumber slices in a large shallow bowl with the onion, tomatoes and olives. Whisk together the oil and vinegar, and season. Pour most over the salad and gently toss. Add the feta, drizzle over the rest of the dressing, then sprinkle over the oregano. Serve with crusty bread, if you like.