Xoriatiki Salata (Country-Style Greek Salad)

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


This refreshing salad, which is based on a family recipe from SAVEUR editorial assistant Maria Xerakia, is the perfect accompaniment for rustic main courses such as grilled leg of lamb.


  • 4 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into ½"-thick slices
  • 14 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 13 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 12 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano, preferably Greek
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled


Step 1

Toss olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions together in a large serving bowl. Drizzle salad with olive oil and vinegar and season with oregano and salt and pepper. Crumble cheese over the top; chill before serving.

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