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Saturday, September 28, 2013

X ~ Xoriatiki

 Xoriatiki ~ Greek Style Peasant Salad

Event: Blogging Marathon #32
Theme: International / Fusion Recipe #6

When A - Z marathon was announced, the one letter I thought I would have hard time finding a dish was "X".  I instantly went on an online search and surprisingly found a simple recipe within a short time. And so this Greek salad called xoriatiki was my first decided recipe of this marathon. Xoriatiki or Horiatiki Salata is a rustic, country style salad comprising of fresh, crisp cucumbers, plump kalamata olives, red onions, vibrant, juicy tomatoes and crumbly feta cheese. It is dressed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and oregano. The American versions of it may contain green bell peppers and lettuce. Greeks pair this salad with a rustic, hard crusted bread like papara.

1 Cucumber - peeled and cut into half moons
2 tomatoes - cut into chunks
1/2 small red onion - sliced thin
20 kalamata olives
100 gm Feta cheese - crumbled or cubed
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (We used lemon juice.)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt to season

* Combine cucumber, tomatoes and onion in a salad bowl. 
* Mix oregano, olive oil and lemon juice / red wine vinegar in a small bowl.
* Before serving, toss in olives and place cheese over top.
* Drizzle the dressing over the top, season with salt and toss.
* Serve immediately with a crusty bread on the side if preferred.

Logo courtesy : Preeti



Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very vibrant and delicious looking Greek Salad.

Sadaf Afshan said...

I often make make this salad except for the oregano. However, I never knew it had such a tongue twisting name. I simply call it Greek Salad but as they say what's in a name . Love it.

Supriya Nair said...

The Xoriatiki salad is new to me. Well made and well clicked :)

Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic salad na, even i did the same for X..Looks fantastic.

Srivalli said...

I love how beautifully this salad seems to come out...the different colours make it stand out...I must thank you all for popularizing this now..:)

Harini-Jaya R said...

Beautiful and colorful salad!

Chef Mireille said...

this seems to be the dish of the day - so nice to see the variety and how you all interpret it in slightly different ways. You styled the photo with such balance - makes it look so inviting - even if I don't like olives!

Sandhya Karandikar said...

This is really a wonderful and colourful salad.

Pavani N said...

Such a colorful and healthy salad.

veena krishnakumar said...

Such a colourful and healthy salad!!