Greek Cretan Choriatiki Salad Recipe

Posted in on the 11th September, 2012


  • 4 medium-large ripe, red-fleshed tomatoes cut into 8 segments
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut in rounds about ? (½ cm) thick
  • ½ cup black Kalamata olives (available in supermarkets)
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced in rings
  • 2 generous slices of feta cheese about ½” thick
  • Olive oil, few drops of white vinegar, oregano

Cretan choriatiki salad made with raw whole or sliced vegetables. The following are all optional additions, as each taverna has its own combination of ingredients for choriatiki salata: capers, sliced green peppers, shredded lettuce or white cabbage, little sprigs of glistrida (purslane), parsley leaves.

Cretan Choriatiki Salad Recipe Directions:

Place the tomatoes, cucumber, olives and onion (and any other additional ingredients) in a shallow serving bowl.

Arrange the slices of cheese on top, pour over olive oil to which you have added a few drops of vinegar, and sprinkle the oregano over the cheese.

Serves 2-4 depending on diner’s appetites.

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