Greek Dakos Claims the #1 Spot in the World's Best Salads List

Greece's Culinary Delight: Dakos Salad Tops TasteAtlas' Best Salads List

Greece's culinary prowess shines as its famous Dakos Salad from Crete claims the top spot in TasteAtlas' list of the 100 best-rated salads in the world.

In addition, four other Greek salad recipes have made it to the list, with one even securing a position in the top five, the famous Greek Salad (Horiatiki).

You can check the full list of the world's best salads in the TasteAtlas article. This success further solidifies Greece's strong reputation for its rich culinary heritage. With abundant fresh ingredients and a deep-rooted passion for cooking, Greece is renowned for its exceptional cuisine, as evidenced by its multiple appearances on the world's best salads list by TasteAtlas in recent years.

Greek Dakos Recipe from My Greek Taverna cookbook

Dakos Salad Recipe:

Indulge in the Easy and Delicious Dakos Salad!


  •     2 Tomatoes
  •     4 Barley rusks
  •     100g crumbled feta cheese
  •     Capers and oregano to taste
  •     Extra Virgin olive oil and sea salt


  1. Wash and grate the tomatoes through the largest holes of a grater (or simply chop them into small cubes).
  2. Soak the rusks slightly with water to soften them. Spritzing them with water will do the job.
  3. Place the rusks in a deep dish and cover them with the grated tomatoes.
  4. Add the feta cheese, capers, oregano, salt, and olive oil.
  5. Optionally, you can also add olives or cucumbers to your liking.

That's it! Enjoy the scrumptious flavors of Dakos Salad, a true culinary gem from Greece.

Ready to Explore More Greek Recipes?

If you're eager to dive deeper into the exquisite flavors of Greek cuisine, don't miss out on our "My Greek Taverna" cookbook available at KUKUVAYA.

My Greek Taverna cookbook

It features this delightful Dakos Salad recipe and many more authentic Greek dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Order your copy today and embark on a culinary journey to Greece from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Also check our collection of best Greek cookbooks article.

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