Greek Salad


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Greek Salad is a delicious combination of crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and crunchy bell peppers tossed with olives and feta cheese.  I use a quick and easy homemade dressing and toss it all together for the perfect side any day of the week!

Pair this delicious salad with chicken off the grill and a side of Garlic Butter Rice for the perfect meal!

Greek salad in a bowl with a spoon

When I think of summertime food, I think of fresh Greek salad. In this recipe, plump tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, and feta cheese are all tossed in a Mediterranean style dressing for the freshest Greek salad you will ever make.

When I visited Greece, I swear I was on a mission to find the best Greek salad. It is one of my favorite salads so this recipe was created to bring an authentic Greek cuisine right into your kitchen.

I love Greek salad best with tomatoes fresh from my garden, but supermarket produce works just as well (or stop by the farmer’s market if you’re lucky enough to have one near by). If you are looking to jazz things up a bit, try turning this recipe into a Greek pasta salad or a Greek orzo salad with a couple quick additions! I find that this salad tastes great the next day too, because the ingredients marinate in the Greek salad dressing!  

Greek salad ingredients in a clear bowl

How To Make Greek Salad

Greek salad is one of the easiest salads to make!

Start by making your dressing. You might be wondering how to make Greek salad dressing… it’s incredibly easy with very few ingredients. Add a bit of olive oil, some vinegar and fresh lemon and seasonings into a mason jar, seal the lid and shake it up! (My daughter loves helping make the dressing for Greek salad!)

Next, prep your veggies by cutting them into bite sized pieces. I dice my red onions and then let them soak in ice water a bit while I prep the rest of the ingredients.  This takes a bit of the “bite”out and is completely optional. Next chop your peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers into bite sized pieces. If your tomatoes are super juicy, lay them out on a paper towel while you cut them so you don’t wind up with a runny salad.

Greek salad in a large serving bowl

Finally, assemble this beautiful salad. Throw all of your Greek salad ingredients into a mixing bowl. Crumble your feta cheese over top and toss with your homemade Greek salad dressing.

Taa daa! You have a fresh and delicious salad that everyone will rave over.

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Greek Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
A simple class combination of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers tossed in a fresh and easy dressing.

Ingredients

Salad
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (or black olives)
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 long English cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
Dressing
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil

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Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Or alternately add all ingredients in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to mix.

  2. In a large bowl combine the red onion, black olives, green pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 164, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 267mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 14%, Vitamin C: 31.6%, Calcium: 11.7%, Iron: 3.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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