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Traditional Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

Traditional Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

One of the most talented food writers I’ve known personally, David Rosengarten, published this terrific recipe in his book It’s All American Food. It’s a natural accompaniment to almost any protein—fish, chicken, pork, or beef.


  • 2 cups diced ripe tomatoes, such as Romas
  • 2 loosely packed cups of whole flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup diced red or green bell pepper (about 1 large one)
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup diced purple (Bermuda) onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Just before serving, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 4 — Recipe adapted from It’s All American Food by David Rosengarten (Little, Brown and Company, 2003)