Vikki’s Dakos Salad

Vikki’s Dakos Salad

Dakos Salad is a simple preparation made with a handful of ingredients, that come together for an amazing eating experience. Cretan barley rusks piled with freshly-grated ripe tomatoes and salty-creamy feta cheese; and seasoned with salt, pepper, dried oregano and generously drizzled with extra virgin olive oil - summer fare at its best!


Bowl of water
5 small Cretan barley rusks
2-3 very ripe medium sized tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil EVOO
Sea salt
Dried oregano



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Preparing the Dakos Salad

  1. Briefly dip the barley rusks into the water and then place on a serving dish
  2. Drizzle generously with EVOO
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt, oregano and ground black pepper
  4. Cut the tomatoes in half and using a coarse grater, grate the flesh from each half
  5. Spoon 1 ½ soupspoons of grated tomato flesh on top of the seasoned rusks
  6. Season with more salt and ground pepper
  7. Drizzle generously again with EVOO
  8. Add crumbled feta on top
  9. Sprinkle with more oregano

Serving the Dakos Salad

  1. Serve and enjoy!