Here’s a GREAT Mom dish brought to you by Las Vegas District Consultant, Maria Oakes! It’s quick, easy, tasty and healthy – all things we moms look for in every meal we make!
Pick any Taverna, Cafe, or restaurant anywhere in all of Greece and you will find a “Horiatiki” salad on every menu. The Greek-style salad is a staple in Maria’s home. It can be served as a side dish when you’re missing that healthy extra- oomph or even as a meal in itself! Prep time is just about 5 minutes….literally as long as takes to cut the vegetables and drizzle the Olive Oil.
Maria’s favorite veggies are always (1st) from the garden, (2nd) from the farmer’s market and/or even the local grocer around the corner. Here are all the ingredients:
Tomatoes (as close to home grown as you can, is the best)
English Cucumbers preferably (but other Cucumbers work just as well)
Red Onions give the most flavor (but white or even green are great in a pinch too)
Green peppers (or get crazy and throw in yellow, orange or red too)
Kalamata olives (or whatever olive you might fancy)
Feta Cheese – the favorite is FRENCH Feta (shhh, don’t tell the family)- mainly because it’s creamier and doesn’t have the bite that some of the others have!
Freshly baked bread- French Loaf, Baguette or Italian Round all work great!
So let’s do it!
Simply chop your veggies up to bite size pieces
Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil (yes, always Extra Virgin – you can find some that are very tasty AND inexpensive)
Season with salt, pepper and Oregano to taste
Then enjoy! Maria typically serve this “family-style” – so break bread, dip in and munch right off of the platter!