Greek Salad

Published February 28, 2018. Updated March 14, 2019

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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!

Close up photo of a Greek Salad in a white bowl

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.

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!

An overhead shot of a Greek Salad in a white bowl with salad servers

Other Best Greek Recipes

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

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Close up of a Greek Salad in a bowl
4.95 from 57 votes

Best Greek Salad

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!
Servings: 5 servings
Prep20 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes


Greek Salad Dressing


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives, avocado and feta to a salad bowl. 
  • Drizzle dressing over top and gently toss to evenly coat. Add dressing within a few minutes of serving for best results.
  • Recipe Source: inspired by Simply Recipes
Nutrition Facts
Best Greek Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 570mg25%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.