The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Cretan village salad


"Barley rusks make this a meal in itself by thickening up the salad. A good olive oil and seasonal vegies at their peak are a must," says John Rerakis. "Purslane or caper leaves are traditional additions, but if you can't find these you can substitute small basil leaves."

You'll need

2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 Lebanese cucumbers, roughly peeled, alved lengthways and coarsely chopped 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced 1 cup (loosely packed) purslane or caper leaves or small basil leaves (see note) 20 sun-dried black olives 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil (preferably Cretan),plus extra for drizzling 200 gm piece Greek feta piece Greek feta ½ tsp dried Greek oregano (see note)

Method

  • 01
  • Combine tomato, cucumber, barley rusk, onion, purslane, olives and olive oil in a bowl, season to taste and toss to combine. Arrange on a plate, top with feta, drizzle with extra oil, scatter with Greek oregano and serve.

Note Barley rusks, purslane, caper leaves and Greek oregano are available from select Greek delicatessens. Dried Greek oregano, also known as rigani, is more aromatic than the dried oregano sold in supermarkets; if unavailable, substitute dried oregano.


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Oct 2011

You might also like...

Autumn vegetarian recipes

recipes

Pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)

Vegetarian dishes

recipes

Pumpkin cappellacci with sage browned butter

The ultimate burger collection

recipes

Fusilli with zucchini flowers and ricotta salata

Summer breakfast recipes

recipes

Provolone and lemon capunti

Christmas vegetarian recipes

recipes

Mushroom, ricotta and thyme with farro linguine

Vegetarian canape recipes

recipes

White bean and olive crostini with salami and Pecorino Sardo

Christmas vegetarian recipes

recipes

Tzatziki with zucchini fritters

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×