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!

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

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Best Greek Salad

4.84 from 18 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!

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

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*
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.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek Salad, mediterranean salad
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

47 comments

  • Fred: My daughter and son in law they love the salad we added anchovy’s August 17, 2019 at 2:55pm Reply

  • mobasir hassan: Thank you for the recipe in such a way that describe everything . i am going to made this tomorrow and i hope it would come out like yours. Thank you again. August 14, 2019 at 12:40am Reply

  • Claudia Mielke: This is a 5 star salad! I made it for a group of 10. The only modification I made was adding a little more lemon juice & red wine vinegar to the salad dressing.
    It is an easy salad to make & it’s fresh & delicious! July 26, 2019 at 10:36pm Reply

  • Claudia Mielke: I made it & everyone loved it. It was easy to fix & delicious! Thank you for this great recipe! I gave this recipe 5 stars! July 26, 2019 at 7:08pm Reply

  • Gail: Made this salad just like the recipe said, but we used bottle Greek salad dressing. It was a hit with everyone at our picnic. June 18, 2019 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Debbie T: Can I put dressing on today , but: not eat it until Saturday afternoon? Or is it best to wait until I serve it!? June 14, 2019 at 2:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s best to wait until you’re ready to serve, also wait to chop the avocado until ready to serve. June 14, 2019 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Gaye Schaul: excellent June 4, 2019 at 9:38am Reply

  • Jill Latondress: so good, so easy and even better the next day February 10, 2019 at 11:56am Reply

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