Dakos salad

Everyone knows and loves traditional Greek salad — fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, oregano and huge chunks of feta cheese — what’s not to love? But our favorite "Greek salad" in the Kosterina household is called Dakos salad. It’s a bread-based salad and is commonly served in southern Greece.



3 large ripe tomatoes

4 barley rusks (but you can also use dried whole wheat bread if the rusks are hard to come by)

5 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

2 tbsp ricotta cheese, or if you can get a hold of it, myzithra (optional)

10-15 Kalamata olives

2 tbsp capers

8 tbsp Kosterina EVOO

1/2 tsp red wine vinegar




Place the rusks or dried bread in a bowl and sprinkle with water to soften. Cut into 1/2 to 1 inch chunks.  Chop tomatoes into 1 inch pieces and add to bowl.  Add feta, myzithra, olives and capers.  Add olive oil, vinegar and mix together.  Top with oregano.