Sunday, 27 January 2013

Horiatiki - (Greek Salad)

Horiatiki is found in almost every fancy restaurant in India as Greek Salad. This salad bursts with textures, flavors and complexity. Try it and let me know.




Ingredients


  • Tomatoes - 2, large
  • Onion - 1, Medium sized
  • Cucumber - 1 Medium Sized
  • Red, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers 1 each
  • Olives - 12-14, Pitted
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 tsp(Optional)
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp, freshly chopped
  • Dried Oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Feta cheese / home made paneer - 100 gms


   

Dice all the vegetables but not too finely.




Marinate them in a bowl with olives, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice (if using), coriander leaves and oregano and allow it to stand for at least 30 minutes.




Make paneer of 1/2 litre of milk by mixing lemon juice in hot milk and drain the water. Mash the paneer and mix salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the salad in a serving bowl. Top it with a generous amount of home made paneer.













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