Greek tomato or Horiatki salad, a 4-star salad! The olive oil, Feta cheese, and that Greek Oregano, come together and they give us perfection!
Summer and salads, with vegetables, picked at the perfect moment we need them, that is what makes an excellent salad! But tomato is not a vegetable.
Not everyone has a garden which is the ideal way, but we make the best out of the situation.
We look and see if there are any local farmer’s markets and we visit them, they are bursting with seasonal products. It is a celebration, the land celebrates a job well done with the different colors, textures, and flavors, it’s like is saying to us, I am strong, and no matter what you do to me I will still feed you and provide for you! You are not kind to me, but I have staying power, and I care for you. And I am not alone. Someone is looking out for me! No matter what you do to me, I will always be here. I am created to last forever!
I like to pick the gifts of the land myself, and I am fortunate to have a farm very close to my house, what a delightful time I enjoy!
I want you to know the secrets of the best Greek tomato salad.
Here they are!
- Three large tomatoes
- One large English cucumber
- One large onion
- Olive oil, salt, and oregano
- Greek Feta cheese as much as you like
- Kalamata olives as many as you like
Tomatoes have to be ripe and plump at room temperature for the perfect Greek tomato salad!
Oil has to be good Greek olive oil.
Feta has to be nice and Greek. No substitutions will do.
Oregano Greek also and I am not funny. That is if you want an authentic Greek salad
Cut your tomatoes and cucumber, and place them on a beautiful platter.
Add the onion in roundels.
Season your salad with just a little salt.
Add the feta, olives, oregano, and oil.
Your Greek tomato salad is so ready to be enjoyed with some bread!
P.S. If you like you can use a little red wine vinegar, I also love capers with my Greek tomato Salad!