On Horiatiki Salad

What is the “Horiatiki” in Horiatiki Salad?

I used an online dictionary of Greek to find out what “horiatiki” means in Greek. With some difficulty, I found this word,


which the dictionary defines as “country” or “rustic”. Another dictionary defines χωριάτικός to mean “loutish”.

In Greek, the salad is

χωριάτικη σαλάτα

which is variously defined as “peasant”, “village” or “garden” salad. The pronuciation is like horiAHteekee, with the initial h roughly aspirated and the the middle syllable strongly emphasized.

Recipe for Horiatiki salad
One medium-sized serving


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