Dakos

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Dakos
Koukouvagia.jpg
Alternative namesKoukouvagia, Kouloukopsomo
TypeSalad
Place of originGreece
Region or stateCrete
Main ingredientsDried bread or barley rusk, tomatoes, feta or mizithra cheese, oregano, herbs, olives

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 puppies), 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, and flavored with herbs such as dried oregano. Olives and pepper can also be added.