Dakos salad is a traditional Cretan dish that is made with barley rusks, tomatoes, feta cheese, and olive oil. It is a simple and refreshing salad that is perfect for a hot summer day. The barley rusks are soaked in water or tomato juice and then topped with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, and olive oil. The salad is often garnished with oregano and capers.

Dakos salad is a great way to use up leftover barley rusks. If you don’t have any barley rusks on hand, you can substitute bread crumbs or crackers. You can also use any type of tomato that you like. I prefer to use ripe, juicy tomatoes. Feta cheese is the traditional cheese for Dakos salad, but you can also use any other type of cheese that you like. I like to use a combination of feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Dakos salad is a very versatile dish. You can serve it as an appetizer, a light lunch, or a side dish. It is also a great dish to take to a potluck or picnic.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup barley rusks
  • 1 cup water or tomato juice
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup capers, drained (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the barley rusks and water or tomato juice. Let the rusks soak for 5 minutes, or until they are softened.
  2. Drain the rusks and press them dry with paper towels.
  3. Add the tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, oregano, and capers to the bowl with the rusks. Toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately.

Tips

  • If you don’t have any barley rusks on hand, you can substitute bread crumbs or crackers.
  • You can also use any type of tomato that you like. I prefer to use ripe, juicy tomatoes.
  • Feta cheese is the traditional cheese for Dakos salad, but you can also use any other type of cheese that you like. I like to use a combination of feta cheese and ricotta cheese.
  • Dakos salad is a very versatile dish. You can serve it as an appetizer, a light lunch, or a side dish. It is also a great dish to take to a potluck or picnic.

Preparation and cooking time

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 0 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Nutritional information

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Saturated fat: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 30 milligrams
  • Sodium: 300 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 25 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 5 grams
  • Protein: 10 grams

Enjoy!

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