Greek Salad

03.25.2014

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 and it’s coated with such a delicious Greek Salad Dressing. 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.

Greek Salad in Bowl

How To Make Greek Salad

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.

Greek Salad Ingredients On Plate

 Greek Salad Ingredients

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Red Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Black Olives
  • Feta Cheese

How To Make Greek Salad

I love that this Greek Salad Dressing calls for ingredients that you likely keep on hand. It’s just some olive oil, lemon, red wine vinegar, garlic and dried herbs.

Simlpe ingredients yet it packs a flavorful punch! And it’s even better if you have time to make it in advance to let the flavors saturate and meld together.

Best Greek Salad with Greek Dressing

Other Best Greek Recipes

Be sure to check out some of the other greek recipes I have posted (follow link below image for recipe)…

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Greek Salsa and Orzo 

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

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Best Greek Salad

5 from 1 vote


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Greek Salad 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted from Simply Recipes

18 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

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