Horiatiki Salad

Horiatiki SaladIn the United States, a Greek Salad is filled with lettuce, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes and more. But really, the traditional “Greek Salad” or Horiatiki Salad has no actual lettuce in it. It’s just jammed packed with (more or less) fresh cut tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, bell pepper and topped with a big square of feta cheese. Fabulous. 

I recently shared a Horiatiki salad with my husband in San Francisco at the delicious Kokkari restaurant. Once I got home, I was making this simple grilled greek chicken recipe and thought, huh– that Horiatiki salad would be perfect with this hot summer weather. And it was, indeed. 

I think Horiatiki takes on various guises, and sometimes the dressing is simply just good quality greek olive oil, but I made a simple yet delicious Greek dressing with a little olive oil, dijon, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and oregano. It’s fabulous! 

Horiatiki Salad

Easy to make, no cooking involved, this traditional greek salad is a great go-to any day of the week!

Horiatiki Salad

Horiatiki Salad
Serves: 4 people
Prep Time15 minutes


For the Horiatiki Salad:

  • 3 medium sized, vine ripe tomatoes, sliced into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced very thin
  • 1 small green bell pepper, core removed and thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup pitted and drained kalamata olives
  • 3 oz feta cheese *omit for Whole30

For the Greek dressing:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


For the Horiatiki Salad:

  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, green bell pepper, kalamata olives. Top with feta.

For the Greek Dressing:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine and drizzle over the salad immediately before serving.

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