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Greek Salad Recipe

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This Greek Salad Recipe is the easiest refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetables, creamy feta cheese, and tangy red wine salad dressing.

Plus, you only need 15 minutes to make this salad recipe, so no excuse to try it now.

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

If you love the flavorsome, simple, and healthy recipes from Greece, you’ll love this Mediterranean diet Greek salad.

It’s a tasty, fresh, and full of healthy ingredients.

Here’s my favorite way of making this vegetarian salad.

How To Make Greek Salad

It’s super easy to make a traditional Greek salad and it’s the best light side dish to any grilled meat or vegetable.

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this salad:

  • English Cucumber – Peeled, deseeded, and cut in half moons. You can keep the skin or cut the cucumber in different shapes, but I love the large chunks of cucumber in salads.
  • Cherry Tomatoes or large grape tomatoes cut into quarters. Make sure they are ripe and juicy tomatoes for a great taste.
  • Red Onions
  • Green Bell Pepper deseeded and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Kalamata Olives – The purple and soft kind of olives. They are less bitter than black olives and typical in Greek recipes.
  • Feta Cheese cubed
This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Greek Salad Dressing

I recommend red wine vinegar for the salad dressing for its sweet flavor, but you can also use lemon juice if preferred.

Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Dried Oregano
  • Garlic Cloves – peeled and crushed
  • Salt And Pepper
  • Dijon Mustard

Making The Dressing

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

You can also make some of my other delicious dressing recipes:

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Preparing The Best Greek Salad

It’s easy to make a salad. What is hard is creating a fantastic salad, and it always starts with the freshness of the vegetables.

Pick fresh, hard, and crunchy vegetables, clean them under cold water, and cut them into the shapes recommended in the recipe.

In fact, the shapes of vegetables in a salad impact their taste. Too big or too small, and their flavor changes.

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Cutting The Vegetable Right

So here are my recommendations for a great Greek salad:

  • Cut the crisp cucumbers into half moons. Peel and deseed them so they don’t get too crunchy and watery.
  • Cut the bell peppers into 1-inch cubes.
  • Slice the red onion finely into half moons.
  • Keep the olives whole. Don’t cut them.
  • Slice the Feta cheese into cubes. Don’t crumble, or it will mix with the salad dressing and make it too creamy.

After preparing all the vegetables, place them in a large bowl. Set aside in the fridge while preparing the dressing.

For the Greek salad dressing, whisk all the ingredients together, then pour over the salad bowl just before serving.

Toss to coat the vegetables evenly with the salad dressing.

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the salad with extra fresh herbs like:

  • Fresh Basil or fresh dill
  • Fresh Mint
  • Chili Flakes for a spicy touch
  • Ground Pepper

Best Dishes Pairing For Greek Salad

This Greek salad is delicious on its own as a light meal but way better served with some meat or roasted vegetables like:

Another option is to use the salad in a Gyros recipe along with grilled chicken or to fill a pita bread.

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Storage Instructions

This Greek salad is better fresh or eaten within two days because the salad dressing softens the vegetables with time.

Store leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge.

Another idea, if you want to keep the salad fresh for longer or meal prep meals with it, is to keep the salad dressing on the side.

Store the salad dressing aside in a sealed glass mason jar and drizzle on the salad just before eating.

Variations

You can create a huge range of Greek salad recipes, using this as a base and swapping or adding vegetables of your choice.

The best additions to this salad are:

  • Grilled Zucchini
  • Roasted Red Bell Pepper
  • Avocado
  • Roasted Eggplant
  • Greek Yogurt Salad – Add 2-3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt to the dressing for a creamy salad dressing.
  • Greek Orzo Pasta Salad – Stir in 2-3 cups of cooked orzo in the salad.
  • Greek Pasta Salad – follow my Greek Pasta Salad recipe.

Allergy Swaps

If you are allergic to some of the ingredients, you can use some of the following substitutions:

  • Dairy-Free – You can skip the feta, use dairy-free feta alternatives, or fresh, pressed tofu cubes instead.
  • Red Wine Vinegar can be replaced with lemon juice.
  • Low-FODMAP – Remove the red onion and garlic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are my answers to your most common questions about this recipe.

Can I Use Any Type Of Olives?

You can of course swap the kalamata olives for green or black pitted olives.

However, keep in mind that these other options are a bit more bitter.

Is Greek Salad Healthy?

Yes, Greek salad is one of the healthiest salad as it’s low carb and the dressing is made with healthy monounsaturated fats from olive oil.

Have you tried this Greek salad recipe? Share a comment or review below to let me know how you liked it!

This Greek Salad Recipe is the most easy refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetable, creamy feta cheese and tangy red wine salad dressing. Plus, all you need is barely 15 minutes to make this salad recipe so no excuse to try it now.

Greek Salad Recipe

4.3gNet Carbs
This Greek Salad Recipe is the easiest refreshing Mediterranean salad with crunchy vegetables, creamy feta cheese, and tangy red wine salad dressing. You only need 15 minutes to make this salad recipe!
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 servings

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.3g
Fat 15.3g
Protein 3.8g
Calories 172.4kcal
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Wash all vegetables under cold tap water. Peel cucumber, cut it in half lengthwise, then use a teaspoon to scrape out the center.
  • Cut the cucumber into half-moon shapes with a 1/4-inch thickness. Set aside in a salad bowl.
  • Slice the red onion finely and add it to the bowl along with halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Deseed the green bell pepper, cut them into 1-inch pieces, and add them to the bowl.
  • Add feta cubes and whole kalamata olives to the bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all the Greek salad dressing ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over the vegetable and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately with dried oregano or dried thyme, extra olive oil, or chili flakes.

Storage

  • Store leftovers for up to 2 days in a sealed container in the fridge or up to 3 days if the dressing is stored aside.
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Nutrition Facts
Greek Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 172.4 Calories from Fat 138
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.3g24%
Saturated Fat 4.1g26%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 16.8mg6%
Sodium 504mg22%
Potassium 222.4mg6%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 2.6g3%
Protein 3.8g8%
Net Carbs 4.3g
Vitamin A 419.3IU8%
Vitamin B12 0.3µg5%
Vitamin C 26.9mg33%
Vitamin D 0.1µg1%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 0.8mg4%
Magnesium 18.4mg5%
Zinc 0.7mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

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