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Horiatiki salad (aka Greek village salad) is fresh, extremely flavorful as well as low carb, and perfect to serve with your Greek lunch and dinner menus.

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The perfect salad for those following a Mediterranean diet. It’s so good, this Greek village salad is super satisfying and it delivers on flavor, nutrition and presentation.

Just look at the stunning colors here. It’s an impressive salad, yet quite simple to make.

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Horiatiki Salad Ingredients

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  • Feta Cheese — you can dice your feta cheese as we have done, or the more traditional way is to keep the feta cheese in tact, as one larger sheet of cheese on top of the salad.
  • Tomatoes — you can use regular tomatoes, diced, or cherry tomatoes, cut in half. We opted for a mixed color variety of cherry tomatoes, although that is optional.
  • Cucumber — regular cucumbers, can be peeled or not. We like to use mini cucumbers, sliced in rounds.
  • Onions — diced red onions, or you can substitute yellow or white onions in this salad.
  • Bell Pepper — any color of bell pepper will work, we chose to use green bell pepper.
  • Kalamata Olives — whole or pitted kalamata olives. Sub black olives, pitted and sliced if you don’t have Kalamata.
  • Olive Oil — cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.
  • Vinegar — Red wine vinegar
  • Seasoning — Greek seasoning blend, can be store bought or homemade.
  • Thyme — chopped, fresh thyme is optional, but a nice touch!

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What Is Horiatiki Salad?

Also known as Greek village salad or Xoriatiki salad, it is made of ingredients common to most Greek kitchens.

This original Greek salad is comprised of sliced vegetables, feta cheese, olive oil, red wine vinegar, kalamata olives and Greek seasoning.

When combined, these flavors come together beautifully in a rustic, healthy and uniquely bold flavored salad.

How To Make Horiatiki Salad

We love this salad because it is so easy to make and it is extremely satisfying for the little effort it requires.

It’s fresh and full of flavor. Not to mention bright and colorful, which enhances the experience.

It’s easy to make, with just a couple of simple steps.

STEP 1: Make the Greek Salad Dressing

Combine the ingredients for the Horiatiki salad dressing in a large bowl (large enough to fit the remaining ingredients in later).

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Mix the salad dressing ingredients well in the large bowl.

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STEP 2: Prepare the Vegetables and Cheese

The next thing you’ll need to do is prep the vegetables and feta cheese.

Slice the green peppers, cut cherry tomatoes in half (or dice regular tomatoes), slice or dice cucumbers, slice red onions and cut the feta cheese into cubes.

STEP 3: Combine Ingredients

Add all of the chopped vegetables and cubed feta cheese into the bowl with the Greek salad dressing.

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Mix well.

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Enjoy!

What To Serve With Horiatiki Salad (Greek Village Salad)

Horiatiki salad is an excellent side dish to serve with Instant Pot gyros, chicken souvlaki, tzatziki, Greek orzo salad with feta, among others.

It is a key player in a Greek inspired menu and is great for those who are watching their carb intake and would rather not have the orzo salad.

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It is a perfect side dish for a lunch with chicken souvlaki pita wraps, souvlaki salad with feta and tzatziki (shown below) and souvlaki plates.

souvlaki salad with feta and tzatziki presentation

You’ll love it with gyro pita wraps and gyro plates with air fryer fries and salad.

gyros salad with feta and tzatziki presentation

Not to mention, it is so good with just about any main course. There are endless menus that would benefit from the addition of a Horiatiki salad.

Storage Tips For Horiatiki Salad

You can keep Horiatiki salad in the refrigerator, covered, for up to four days.

We don’t recommend to freeze this dish.

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horiatiki salad recipe

Horiatiki Salad

Susan & Björn
Fresh, colorful and quick to make, this Greek village salad is a delightful addition to your Greek inspired meals. Serve alongside Instant Pot gyros, chicken souvlaki, orzo salad with feta and tzatziki.
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servings4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Calories 409 kcal
Fiber 4 g
Carbohydrates 14 g

Ingredients
 
 

  • cups Feta Cheese, cut into cubes
  • cups Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes cut in half, use mixed colors. Can sub regular tomatoes, diced or sliced.
  • cups Cucumber, mini cucumbers, sliced in rounds. Can sub regular, diced.
  • 1 cup Red Onion, can sub yellow or white onion
  • 1 cup Olives, kalamata olives, whole or pitted, sub black olives
  • cup Olive Oil, cold pressed extra virgin
  • 2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning, homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup Green Pepper, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme, fresh, chopped

Instructions
 

Make the Greek Salad Dressing

  • Combine ingredients for Greek salad dressing in a large bowl.
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  • Mix well.
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Make the Horiatiki Salad

  • Add sliced vegetables, kalamata olives and chopped thyme to the bowl with Greek dressing.
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  • Place the feta cheese cubes into the bowl and mix all of the ingredients.
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Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 10g Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 1196mg Potassium: 396mg Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 931IU Vitamin C: 51mg Calcium: 350mg Iron: 2mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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