Dakos

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Dakos
Koukouvagia.jpg
Alternative names Koukouvagia, Kouloukopsomo
Type Salad
Place of origin Greece
Region or state Crete
Main ingredients Dried bread or barley rusk, tomatoes, feta or mizithra cheese, oregano, herbs, olives
Cookbook:Dakos  Dakos

Dakos or ntakos (Greek: ντάκος), also known as koukouvagia or koukouvayia (κουκουβάγια, "owl") or –in eastern Crete– kouloukopsomo (from koulouki + psomi, pup + bread, allegedly the bread given to puppy dogs), is a Cretan meze consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk (paximadi) topped with chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, olives and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano.