Dakos Salad Recipe


Hailing from the picturesque island of Crete, Dakos is a rustic Greek salad that embodies the essence of Mediterranean cooking.

Dakos was originally created as a way to use up stale bread. Greeks, being resourceful as they are, didn’t want to waste anything, so they’d take leftover bread, let it dry out, and then rehydrate it with juicy tomatoes, olives, and olive oil.

INGREDIENTS crusty bread Greek feta cheese Kalamata olives cucumber campari tomatoes cherry tomatoes, halved sun dried tomatoes capers oregano olive oil red wine vinegar salt and pepper to taste

Chop or tear the bread loaf into bite sized pieces and set onto your serving plate.

Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar and generously pour over salad, making sure to let it soak into the bread pieces.

Add the diced tomatoes, halved cherry tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes on top of the bread.

Slice the cucumber in half and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut into half inch slices and add to the top of the dakos salad.

Add the remaining ingredients including olives, capers, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper, and serve!


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