Greek Salad

03.25.2014

Greek Salad | Cooking Classy

Greek Salad | Cooking Classy

You can never have too many salad recipes right? Especially when they are this healthy and delicious. This Greek salad is a breeze to make. It just requires some simple chopping and quick mixing. It would make a great side to to some Greek lemon chicken for dinner, a light pasta or to your half sandwich at lunch.

The blend of flavors in this salad is wonderfully fresh and bright. Greek flavors are quickly becoming some of my favorites because of all the fresh ingredients used in this type of cuisine. Speaking of Greek, when am I ever going to make it to Santorini, Greece? That place is beautiful. I love all the gorgeous whites and blues.

With this salad, you can substitute Calamata olives for the black olives, I’d cut back to half the amount though (since the Calamata have a stronger, more pronounced flavor then black olives). Also, if you want to remove the harsh bite from the red onions, just rinse them under warm water (and drain well) before adding to the salad. Enjoy!

Greek Salad | Cooking Classy

Greek Salad | Cooking Classy

Greek Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings

Greek Salad

Ingredients

    Dressing
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Salad
  • 10.5 oz grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced into halves
  • 1 1/2 medium cucumbers (14 oz), peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion (about 1/2 of a medium)
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
  • 1 cup black olives (drained well), sliced into halves
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk well to blend, season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, toss together remaining ingredients, then drizzle dressing over top and toss to evenly coat. Add dressing just before serving for best results.
  • Recipe Source: adapted from Simply Recipes
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/03/greek-salad/

14 comments

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Gorgeous! So striking and I saw it blowing up already on the bhg board :) It looks delish and I wish I was having that for dinner right now! March 25, 2014 at 7:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie!! March 25, 2014 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Zografia @ Bisozozo: I love cutting the tomatoes first, sprinkle them with salt and leave them aside to get their tasty water out. Then i cut everything else, add lots of olive oil and dip a lot of bread !!!! March 26, 2014 at 3:53am Reply

  • Katrina @ WVS: Greek salad is my favorite. I love this recipe! March 26, 2014 at 7:53am Reply

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments: Looks like an awesome salad! Greek salad on the menu next week! March 26, 2014 at 7:59am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Greek salad is my favorite and yours is a beauty! March 26, 2014 at 10:00am Reply

  • Kailley @ Kailley’s Kitchen: Gorgeous photos, and I LOVE that plate! Definitely making this for lunch tomorrow :) March 26, 2014 at 3:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kailley! I hope you love this! March 31, 2014 at 8:51pm Reply

  • Veronica: This looks so fresh, healthy and delicious! Think I know what I’ll be making for lunch now :) March 26, 2014 at 4:57pm Reply

  • Aqiyl Aniys: The salad is beautiful. Beautiful and healthy. Love it. March 28, 2014 at 4:16pm Reply

  • Jessica: Made this to go with spinach pie last night, and we liked it even better than our main course! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. It will be a great one to have on hand now that the weather is starting to get nicer and we start craving salads. April 17, 2014 at 3:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jessica! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 17, 2014 at 8:01pm Reply

  • connie: I love this salad.. i made this once to see how it will taste and my husband and kids love it… i use to make pasta salad whenever we had to bring something for bbqs or potlucks, now this is what I bring. It goes with everything thank you for this recipe June 6, 2015 at 9:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family likes this Greek salad recipe Connie! Thanks for your comment! June 6, 2015 at 11:05pm Reply

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