Greek Salad

02.28.2018

Perfect Greek Salad. You can never have too many salad recipes right? Especially when they are this delicious and healthy. This salad is a breeze to make and it’s coated with such a delicious Greek salad dressing. It just requires some simple chopping and quick mixing a voila, you’ve got a seriously tasty side dish!

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How To Make Greek Salad

To make this simple salad all you need to do is chop up an assortment of fresh Mediterranean veggies and some olives, add a simple dressing and some feta and you’ll have a delicious salad everyone will love in no time!

Here you can use Calamata olives or black olives – I prefer a blend of both but if you don’t keep both on hand just go with what you like. Also, if you want to remove the harsh bite from the red onions, just rinse them under warm water (and drain) before adding to the salad.

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And yes the avocado is optional – it’s not so traditional but trust me it just makes the salad that much better. Just be sure not to use one that’s very soft or it will just mash up when you toss the salad.

Ingredients for making a Greek Salad chopped up on a cutting board

 Greek Salad Ingredients

  • Roma Tomatoes (grape tomatoes are delicious too)
  • Cucumbers
  • Red Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Kalamata or Black Olives
  • Avocado
  • Feta Cheese

Greek Salad in a bowl with dressing getting poured over

Greek Salad Dressing

I love that this Greek Salad Dressing calls for ingredients that you likely keep on hand. It’s just some olive oil, fresh lemon, red wine vinegar, garlic and herbs, plus a hint of honey to balance the tartness and act as an emulsifier and bind the dressing a little.

It’s made of simple ingredients yet it packs a flavorful punch! This dressing also goes great on a lettuce based salad as well or toss it over a pasta salad.

This salad is a perfect side dish any time of year. Serve it with a side of soup or roasted chicken in the winter then in the summer serve it with grilled chicken and orzo or chicken salad pita. It’s likely to become a go-to!

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Best Greek Salad

4.73 from 11 votes

A simple salad loaded with lots of fresh veggies, olives and feta and tossed with a tangy lemon-herb vinaigrette. Brimming with flavor and sure to satisfy those cravings for Greek food!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek Salad, mediterranean salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing

  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (1 large clove)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp honey
  • Salt, to taste

Salad

  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes, diced (10 oz)
  • 1 medium english cucumber, optionally peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced or diced, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small green or yellow bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
  • 3/4 cup kalamata or black olives, drained and sliced
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium avocado (not too soft), diced

Instructions

  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk well to blend, season with salt to taste and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives, avocado and feta to a salad bowl. 

  3. Drizzle dressing over top and gently toss to evenly coat. Add dressing within a few minutes of serving for best results.
  4. Recipe Source: inspired by Simply Recipes
Nutrition Facts
Best Greek Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 570mg 24%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 12.6%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

35 comments

  • Jd: Delicious salad, especially the dressing. I added a little chopped grilled chicken and baby spinach and romaine. This made a nice big bowl of salad which we ate as a main meal with some pita. August 29, 2018 at 9:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sounds delish! Thanks for your review! August 29, 2018 at 9:34pm Reply

  • Adriana: Looks Amazing! August 9, 2018 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Karolina: That salad made my day! I had two portions, and my husband loved it too. So fresh and delicious, a perfect way to get a daily amount of vegetable that we need. August 7, 2018 at 1:17pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you both enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback! August 7, 2018 at 2:37pm Reply

  • judy: I made this last night for a party exactly as written. The salad was bright and fresh with a nice balance of color and flavors. I made the salad dressing listed and was concerned about the ratio of olive oil to vinegar and lemon juice. I added the dressing shortly before serving but felt the dressing was heavy and made the salad too gloppy for my taste. Next time will use a lighter dressing July 1, 2018 at 12:06pm Reply

  • Doc Patti: I made this salad to serve with grilled chicken last night, and EVERYONE loved it – even the pickiest grandchild. With a heat index of 105 here, i sure appreciated this beautiful salad. June 28, 2018 at 7:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was enjoyed! Thanks for commenting! June 29, 2018 at 11:38am Reply

  • Kay Hammett: My dauhhter is going to Greece in a few weeks and the teacher is having a Pre flight dinner this weekend. Im going to make this salad to take! May 18, 2018 at 12:26pm Reply

  • Eileen: I made the marinade for the chicken and I liked it so much I made another batch for my Greek pasta salad to serve with the chicken. May 7, 2018 at 9:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yum! May 8, 2018 at 11:09am Reply

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