Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki)

Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki) created by Missy Wombat

Perfect summer food. A reminiscence of vacations in Cyprus or Greece. Serve with bread and a cooled light wine or mineral water. Tastes best outdoors in the hottest time of the day. The treatment of the onion will reduce the strong and bitter taste and make it possible to use a greater amount of it. The raw eggplant may seem peculiar, but will add a little bitter taste that goes well with the sweeter vegetables. Traditionally, the cheese is not mixed with the salad, but exposed on top. Neither is the dressing made in advance, but up to the guests. NB that there is no lettuce in this recipe.

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  • Slice the onion very thinly.
  • Mix with one tablespoon (sic!) salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Knead the onion until it becomes transparent.
  • Then rinse in lots of water and drain.
  • Peel the cucumber.
  • Cut it and the tomatoes into large chunks.
  • Cut the celery and eggplant into smaller pieces.
  • Arrange nicely on four plates.
  • Grate the beetroots and put on top (mixing them with the rest would make the salad red).
  • Divide the cheese into four pieces and put on top of the beetroots.
  • Garnish with olives, capers and oregano.
  • Serve salt, pepper, vinegar and oil à part, so that everyone makes his own dressing.
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"Perfect summer food. A reminiscence of vacations in Cyprus or Greece. Serve with bread and a cooled light wine or mineral water. Tastes best outdoors in the hottest time of the day. The treatment of the onion will reduce the strong and bitter taste and make it possible to use a greater amount of it. The raw eggplant may seem peculiar, but will add a little bitter taste that goes well with the sweeter vegetables. Traditionally, the cheese is not mixed with the salad, but exposed on top. Neither is the dressing made in advance, but up to the guests. NB that there is no lettuce in this recipe."

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  1. Carianne
    Delicious! I skipped the extra steps with the onions because I am lazy. Thank you for a great healthy take to work lunch this week!
  2. luvmykids
    This is an awesome salad. It is gorgeous and delicious. It is great for entertaining too because the presentation is wonderful. Don't be afraid to use the eggplant it compliments the dish very well. I loved the onion technique too. Great recipe! Thank you.
  3. sugarpea
    Gorgeous, delicious and worked well as a main course. Loved the onion technique. I'm going to use it again in other recipes.
  4. Missy Wombat
    Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki) Created by Missy Wombat
  5. Missy Wombat
    We really enjoyed this salad. Even our three year old liked it. I recommend using homegrown or organic vegetables.
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