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.
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.
Content in this Post
- Horiatiki Salad Ingredients
- What Is Horiatiki Salad?
- How To Make Horiatiki Salad
- STEP 1: Make the Greek Salad Dressing
- STEP 2: Prepare the Vegetables and Cheese
- STEP 3: Combine Ingredients
- What To Serve With Horiatiki Salad (Greek Village Salad)
- Storage Tips For Horiatiki Salad
- More Easy Salad Recipes
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Horiatiki Salad Ingredients
- 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!
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).
Mix the salad dressing ingredients well in the large bowl.
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.
What To Serve With Horiatiki Salad (Greek Village Salad)
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.
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.
You’ll love it with gyro pita wraps and gyro plates with air fryer fries and salad.
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.
More Easy Salad Recipes
- Asparagus Cucumber Tomato Salad — a similar cucumber and tomato salad with an oil and vinegar dressing, with the addition of lightly sauteed tender crisp asparagus.
- Quinoa Parsley Salad (Taboulleh) — a fresh tasting parsley salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and a lemon dressing, with quinoa instead of burghul to make it gluten free.
- Swedish Pizza Salad – a refreshingly light coleslaw type cabbage salad that is typically served in Sweden alongside pizzas.
- Smoked Salmon Gravlax Salad (IKEA Style) — IKEA style smoked salmon with mixed greens and mustard dill sauce.
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Tzatziki Sauce — this sauce is the perfect accompaniment to all of your favorite Greek dishes. It’s so easy to make your own homemade tzatziki sauce whenever you like!
- 1½ cups Feta Cheese, cut into cubes
- 1½ cups Tomatoes, cherry tomatoes cut in half, use mixed colors. Can sub regular tomatoes, diced or sliced.
- 1½ 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
- ⅓ 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
Make the Greek Salad Dressing
- Combine ingredients for Greek salad dressing in a large bowl.
- Mix well.
Make the Horiatiki Salad
- Add sliced vegetables, kalamata olives and chopped thyme to the bowl with Greek dressing.
- Place the feta cheese cubes into the bowl and mix all of the ingredients.
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.