Greek Salad


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Greek Salad is quick and easy to prepare filled with fresh veggies tossed in a tangy dressing.

A healthy combination of crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and crunchy bell peppers tossed with olives and feta cheese. The dressing is extra fast, just add to a mason jar and shake (or whisk in a bowl)!

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The Perfect Summer Salad

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.

I love Greek salad best with tomatoes fresh from my garden, and of course, supermarket produce works just as well (or stop by the farmer’s market if you’re lucky enough to have one nearby).

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 of quick additions! Pair this delicious salad with Chicken Souvlaki and a side of Couscous with Tomatoes and Feta for the perfect meal!

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Greek Salad Ingredients

VEGGIES This recipe is full of fresh chopped veggies: peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers! Simply wash and cut into bite sized pieces.

DRESSING 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!)

RED ONIONS 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.

OLIVES Kalamata olives add the perfect flavor to this recipe. If you aren’t a fan, you can leave them out of this recipe or try swapping them for black olives, green olives, or even capers!

CHEESE While it wouldn’t be a Greek salad without feta cheese you can replace it with whatever you have on hand in a pinch. Some great alternatives are goat cheese, mozzarella, or ricotta!

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How To Make Greek Salad

Homemade Greek salad is one of the easiest salads to make!

  1. Dressing – combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.  You can use store-bought dressing if you’d prefer.
  2. Prep  chop, and prep all of the veggies (per recipe below).
  3. Assemble – toss all ingredients together and serve!

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

Tip: For more flavor, let the salad chill for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. This allows the flavors to blend together!

Leftovers

This salad tastes great the next day too because the ingredients have had the chance to marinate in the Greek salad dressing!

While I hardly have leftovers of this salad it does last in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days if kept covered in an airtight container. And the longer it sits the more flavorful it becomes!

When ready to serve toss in some fresh chopped cucumber and peppers for added crunch, and maybe a sprinkle of fresh feta cheese because you can never have too much cheese!

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5 from 14 votes
Review Recipe

Greek Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
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
  • ¼ 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
  • cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil

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Instructions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl combine the red onion, black olives, green pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 164, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 267mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 700IU, Vitamin C: 26.1mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 0.6mg
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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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