- Dakos (Cretan Rusks) Salad

   Category: Mediterranean Diet, Cretan Recipe.

   Serves: 2
   Preparation time: 10min
  Level: Easy

This dish is native to Crete. They are very good and no cooking is involved.

Dakos (Cretan Rusks) Salad, Mediterranean Diet, The Cretan Diet,


  •  4 barley rusks
  • 10 tablespoons ^eleon^ - Extra virgin olive oil  $
  • 2 tablespoons fennel, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cracked green olives (tsakistès), remove pits and cut flesh into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind, freshly grated
  • Salt, coarse grain, to taste



  1. Use a bowl to mix the cut olives, fennel, lemon rind and salt. 
  2. Dip the ‘Dakos’ rusks in water and then let them dry.
  3. Pour a  olive oil over them, sprinkle them with lemon juice and top them with the mixture of olives. Serve immediately.

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