Peasant salad meaning: Tahiry Jose's menu confusion explained

Eve Edwards March 8, 2021
Peasant salad meaning: Tahiry Jose's menu confusion explained

What is the meaning of “peasant salad”? Tahiry Jose came across the term at a restaurant in the Dominican Republic which left her, and fans, stumped.

Tahiry Jose, 41, rose to public prominence starring in VH1’s Love and Hip Hop. She joined the show in the midst of her on-again off-again relationship with Joe Budden.

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What did Tahiry Jose say about “peasant salad”?

Tahiry Jose has recently vacationed in the Dominican Republic, where her parents are from.

During this trip, Jose stayed at a resort. When dining at the resort’s restaurant, she noticed “peasant salad” on the menu.

In the video, Tahiry Jose ranted:

“So do you think I want to eat her? Do you even think that I want to stay here? I had a whole moment that at 2021, you still come out.. I mean s***, racism is so alive, and we know this. But we work so hard to come to like a place, to an establishment, to a f***ing resort to f***ing eat a peasant salad.”

Some thought Tahiry didn’t read the menu correctly and that it was really a “pheasant salad.” However, there is a specific type of salad called a “peasant salad,” so Tahiry Jose wasn’t making up the menu.

Peasant salad: Meaning

Peasant salad is reportedly another name for Greek salad. It is also known as horiatiki salata in Greece.

It is a commonly eaten dish comprised of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and, of course, feta cheese.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.