Greek Salad

02.28.2018

You can never have too many salad recipes right? Especially when they are this delicious and healthy. This Greek 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!

Greek Salad

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.

Greek Salad

 Greek Salad Ingredients

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

Greek Salad

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!

Greek Salad

Other Best Greek Recipes

Be sure to check out some of the other greek recipes I have posted.

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Best Greek Salad

4.84 from 6 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!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5

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
Greek Salad - this is the BEST Greek Salad! So easy to make, it's packed with veggies (love the addition of avocado), and the dressing is so flavorful. A must try recipe! #greek #salad #recipe #vegetables #sidedish #summer

27 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

  • Luisa: Looks delicious!! What’s that bread type cracker thingy on the side? May 24, 2016 at 6:38pm Reply

  • Belinda: Belinda: I’m making this greek salad for the 4th of July, to go with my ribs, can’t wait to eat it. Thnaks for the easy and healthy dish. July 2, 2016 at 3:22pm Reply

  • Lola Martinez: Loved these fresh flavors! February 9, 2018 at 5:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Lola! February 9, 2018 at 5:09pm Reply

  • LC: love it.. March 23, 2018 at 12:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Happy to hear it, thanks for leaving a review! March 23, 2018 at 4:03pm Reply

  • Emily Hansen: I made this at a family gathering and guess what?! They all liked it! My cousins even asked for the recipe. It was really a huge hit! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Jaclyn. By the way, this Greek Salad really pairs well with Chicken Souvlaki! :) April 2, 2018 at 3:15am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 2, 2018 at 3:34pm Reply

  • Suneeti: I made this salad last Saturday & it was
    A great hit. Thanks for sharing this recipe. April 23, 2018 at 4:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad to hear it was a hit! Thanks for your review Suneeti! April 23, 2018 at 10:39am 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

  • 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

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