Authentic Greek Salad 2 ways (Horiatiki)
This is the real Greek salad recipe as it is made by most Greeks. There is also a second recipe with a different presentation!
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For the classic presentation:
medium tomatoes, sliced
medium persian cucumbers, sliced (peeled or unpeeled)
green bell pepper, chopped
olives, whole (preferably Kalamata olives)
feta cheese, cubed
extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
barley rusks broken to pieces
For the “elegant” presentation:
feta cheese, crumbled
olives, pitted and finely chopped
green bell pepper, finely chopped
e.v. olive oil
cucumber, finely cubed
onion, finely chopped
finely crushed barley rusks
Some olive oil to drizzle over the tomatoes
Sea salt flakes to sprinkle over the tomatoes
For the classic presentation: Mix everything in a large bowl and serve immediately.
For the elegant presentation:
Cut the top from each baby tomato. Hollow them out using a melon baller or a small spoon.
Transfer the feta, olives, pepper, oregano, and olive oil to a small bowl and mash with a fork.
Fill the baby tomatoes half way up with the feta mixture.
Mix cucumber with onion and fill the tomatoes all the way up.
Place one caper on top of each tomato. At this point, you can leave them as is or cover them with their lids.
Put one tablespoon of crushed rusks onto a plate or serving board and place one baby tomato on top. Repeat with the rest of the tomatoes.
Drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle some sea salt flakes and serve.