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Traditional Greek Salad (Choriatiki Salata)

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend 🙂  A brand new week ahead of us and I am hoping that it is a good one for everyone.  I am back with a salad again today, and this one I know that everyone knows and has tried 🙂 the Traditional Greek Salad,  or otherwise known in Greece as “Choriatiki Salata” which translated into English means  “Country Salad” or “Village Salad”   

This reminds of a story, my Dad had a really great sense of humour sometimes his jokes were just to funny that my stomach would hurt from laughing so much, but sometimes he would say things that were just so nonchalant…This is really funny but you need to understand Greek to be able to understand.  We had gone to a Greek Tavern in  Chasia which is an area in Athens that mainly has Greek Taverns. 🙂  We were just about to order the appetisers when my dad turned around in a very nonchalant way and asked the waiter if they had “Vlaxiki salata” instead of saying “Choriatiki salata”.  We had never heard this salad referred to as Vlaxiki Salad, we had  a good laugh and so did the waiter!! 🙂 

The truth is that back in those days the Villagers  would grow there own tomatoes, cucumbers, so when working in the fields they would have a Tomato, Cucumber a few olives on a napkin to eat.  So the term Vlaxiki Salata comes from how they used to eat, as years followed the named changed to Greek Salad, or Choriatiki.   🙂  My mom grew up in a village so she told me that back then this is what my grandfather used to take with him to eat while he was out working, as did many villagers and this is what they called it a Vlachiki Salata.

My dad I miss him very much and those were the few last times we went out before  he passed away. 🙁   Ok, I am going to stop now because I am becoming very emotional, so here is my version of the Greek Salad hope you enjoy it!! 🙂

TRADITIONAL GREEK SALAD (CHORIATIKI SALATA)

Ingredients

  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes sliced
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 Cucumber diced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese cubed
  • Greek Olives
  • Capers optional
  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice Tomatoes
  2. Slice Cucumbers into 4 pieces
  3. Slice Cucumbers into cubes
  4. In a large salad bowl add the tomatoes and the cucumbers.
  5. Slice Onion
  6. Top with Onions and Olives
  7. The last step is too add the Feta Cheese, Capers, Oregano, Salt, Pepper and drizzle Olive Oil.

Comments (40)

  • Megala 2 years ago Reply
    Lovely salad ! Looks so refreshing !!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks so much Megala :)
  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago Reply
    I haven't tried this salad as yet so I might as well bookmark it. 😄
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Oh Thank you Diana...:) hahahha bookmark it hahahah
    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago
    You're welcome and yes, I just had to because I tend to forget the recipes I want to try.
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    I do the same thing with other food bloggers that I follow...Some are so amazing that I have to bookmark them. :) Thanks so much Diana for your support it truly mean a lot to me :)
    Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 2 years ago
    💙💙
  • PlantsandBeyond 2 years ago Reply
    That’s a regular yummy staple in our house !!! Glad to see it here !
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Really!!! :) Thank you Luda
    PlantsandBeyond 2 years ago
    Yes ! Just finished our Greek 🥗 today
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    :)
  • mistimaan 2 years ago Reply
    So tasty
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks P!
  • This is delicious! I add a little vinegar, why because my granny always did :):) Here's to a great week ahead Sophie :):)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Margaret...some do add vinegar...:)
    I've had it both ways and both are delicious but the vinegar is, well like home, if that makes sense. Having said that, I won't turn down either version hahaha :):)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Yes, of course it makes sense :) Me too love them both :)
  • foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Ben..I hope all is well
  • kasiawrites 2 years ago Reply
    Love Greek salad! Village or otherwise :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    I absolutely knew that you would respond to this one hahahah
    kasiawrites 2 years ago
    you know it! :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    :)
  • Absolutely delicious Greek salad, Sophie! And amazing story <3 Lot of hugs to you!!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    :)
  • Beautiful salad, one of my favorites! And a wonderful memory of your dad Sophie! Hugs💕
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so much Ursula 😙😙😙😙😙😙 How are you doing? Has the tgerapy been helping you?
    Your welcome. Not that much yet and it really depends on how much I do or use my arm. Not giving up hope yet. How are you doing? xo
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    If you can get to a beach for the summer believe me it will help you :)...I did most of my physio exercises in water and that helped my arm more than anything
    That sounds amazing! Glad to hear it helped you!😊
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    Thank you!!! :)
  • debanitaghosh 2 years ago Reply
    Your salad recipe sounds delicious and flavourful. Great share!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so very much!! :)
  • Perfect summer recipe :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you my friend :)
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    Such a sweet memory! I am glad you had that time with him, you will carry that forever💕
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks Dee :)
  • Orvillewrong 2 years ago Reply
    It looks very appetising!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you so very much :)
  • RhapsodyBoheme 2 years ago Reply
    A great choice for the hot days and nutritional as well. ❤️
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thanks so much :) Huge hugs

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