Horiatiki – Greek Summer Salad

Horiatiki, a rustic, Greek country salad, is light, refreshing and easy to make. All cuisines have such dishes, incredibly easy, but remarkably tasty. This perfect summer salad from Greece is no exception. I don’t even bother to make the dressing separately. Assemble all the ingredients on the serving bowl and scatter the seasonings on top. There are only a few ingredients, so use the best you can lay your hands on.

Horiatiki Salad
(Serves 2)

Ingredients

Romaine lettuce – 1 small head, chopped
Red or green bell pepper – 1, thinly sliced
Red or yellow tomatoes – 5, quartered or Cherry tomatoes – 2 cups
Red onion – 1, small, thinly sliced
Cucumber – 1, small, thinly sliced
Feta cheese – 2 oz
Black olives – a handful
Fresh mint – 2 tbsp, chopped
Dried oregano – 1 tsp
Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp
Juice of a lemon
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tbsp
Salt - if needed

Method

Take all the chopped vegetables in the serving bowl, along with feta and black olives. Sprinkle red pepper flakes, mint and oregano over the salad. Finish off with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. Feta and olives are salty enough, so season with salt only if needed.

This is my entry to Root Source Challenge - Cherry Tomatoes and Eating With The Seasons hosted by Maninas of Maninas: Food Matters.

Oatmeal Seeded Rolls

If these rolls sound familiar, yes, you have seen it at Jugalbandi. These rolls are mouthful of delights. The various seeds give out flavours that are unique, but harmonious. Made with whole wheat flour and oats, I didn’t have to think twice before trying ‘em. Or so I can say about all their recipes. I would owe to this inspirational post, if ever I start baking sourdough breads at home (which I hope to, some day). This duo is not only health conscious, but environmentally responsible too. I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I say that they truly enrich our blogging community. Bee and Jai, it’s a pleasure knowing you guys (even though its teeny weensy). Looking forward to many informative and enjoyable blogging years from you both.

Sliced, toasted and buttered, with Indian chai.

This is my entry to Zlamushka’s Tried and Tested. This is an event that puts spotlight on one blog each month. This month showcases Jugalbandi.

15 comments:

Sonu said...

wow...superb photos Suganya!

Nags said...

are those yellow tomatoes? stuck to the fork?

Nirmala said...

Me first ? Great salad to go with those wonderful rolls ! I envy you guys for being such great bakers ! Needless to say about Jai 7 Bee! Nice entries!

Alexa said...

The rolls and the salad look wonderful. Your pictures are gorgeous.

Pearlsofeast said...

Fantastic clicks Suganya,loved the yellow tomatoes.The bread roll are superb.

Divya Vikram said...

Salad looks gorgeous..The rolls look pretty..

sunita said...

Lovely salad and rolls :-)

live2cook said...

Awesome salad and rolls! You have captured them perfectly.

bee said...

whoa!!! those rolls look sexaaaay. thanks for the very kind words, dear suganya. i love that salad too. beautiful colours.

Shreya said...

I never heard of Horiatiki before, but the ingredients are all familiar, and I love this recipe! So, I can make this too now:-) Beautiful photos...

Lisa said...

One of my favorite salads, hands down. This is a very tempting version.

SMN said...

Superb photos Suganya.. i too love greek salad

maninas said...

fantastic photo! many thanks for this great entry!

i've posted the round-up of eating with the seasons. sorry for the delay...

zlamushka said...

S, this is a fantastic entry. I love rolls (isnt your more of a bun?) Regardless, I am loving it, thanks a lot for your wonderful entry.

Sophie said...

This looks and sounds so refreshing! It would be the perfect meal on a warm afternoon, or anytime, really. Lovely colors -- looks so fresh! We would love to feature your recipe on our blog and possibly our digital recipe reader. Please email me at sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if you're interested. Have a great week ahead!

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