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.
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
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Red Onion
- Bell Pepper
- Black Olives
- Feta Cheese
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.
Other Best Greek Recipes
Be sure to check out some of the other greek recipes I have posted (follow link below image for recipe)…
Best Greek Salad
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
- 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
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