Greek Salad is made with fresh, sharp ingredients that taste amazing! This is a quick and easy salad recipe packed with Mediterranean flavor.
This is a salad worth trying: the perfect balance of freshness, crispness, brine, and salt- all with a delicious dressing too! For more Greek Recipes, check out our Greek Tzatziki Sauce and our Greek Chicken.
Salads are some of the best appetizers out there. “Salad” is such an open-ended term and all sorts of spreads can all fall under the term. What’s more, all sorts of different cultures and countries have their own unique salad recipes! Whether your setting something out before dinner or making up some salad for lunch, mix things up by trying some new and different salads. Start off with this Greek Salad we just whipped up!
Greek Salad is interesting in that it typically doesn’t contain any leafy greens- more on that later. Instead, all the flavors is provided by a variety of fresh veggies, tomatoes, and a quick and easy salad dressing. When you’re working with cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion, you know you’re in for a very bright and crisp tasting salad!
Of course, we’ve also packed this with a few other ingredients to keep things interesting. Some kalamata olives and some feta bring some nice salty and briny flavors to remind you that this is a Mediterranean dish. Some bell pepper, as well, has been added in for a light touch of heat. In all, this salad is perfect for the coming spring and summer months!
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Our Cucumber Tomato Salad is pretty similar to our Greek Salad here. The Cucumber Tomato Salad drops many of the salty and briny ingredients that made this salad very mediterranean. Still very bright and crisp, it’s quite easy to make with a simple red wine vinaigrette!
Maybe you’re more in the mood for Creamy Broccoli Salad? Fresh chopped broccoli is tossed with some bacon, onion, and some optional sunflower kernels or craisins in this summertime salad. Mix and coat everything with sharp cheddar and a mayo-based dressing for a salad that’s perfect for your next barbecue or potluck!
For another barbecue and picnic favorite, try some Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad. Fresh veggies, crispy bacon, and tender pasta all coated in a nice mayo and ranch dressing. Everything’s better with bacon, right?
Greek Salad Ingredients
Red Wine Vinegar
Cucumber – We use English here.
Tomatoes – We used these small, cherry tomatoes.
Bell Pepper – We ended up using a few small ones in ours- it brings a lot of extra color to this salad!
Feta Cheese – This is the authentic option, but if you’d like a less salty or more mild cheese, consider using something like Ricotta or Halloumi.
How to make Greek Salad
Prepare your salad dressing by whisking or shaking to combine. Keep refrigerated.
Slice your cucumber, onion, tomatoes, peppers, and olives before adding to a bowl with the feta.
Remix your salad dressing- if separated- and top your salad with dressing before tossing to coat.
After thoroughly mixing your salad dressing ingredients until combined, transfer it to a fridge while you start on the salad. Lots of chopping to do- start with the cucumber, sliced and quartered.
Next, our red onion. Cut it into nice, thin strings for our salad.
For the tomato, if you’re using these extra small ones you can get away with just halfing them. If using another kind of tomato, just cut into larger bite-sized pieces.
Deseed your peppers and slice those thin as well. Drain off the olives and either half or quarter them. Add all those ingredients to a bowl along with some feta cheese.
Grab your salad dressing from the fridge. If it’s separated, remix it real quick before topping your salad with it.
All that’s left is to give that a quick toss to coat and to transfer it to a nice serving bowl. Optionally toss with a few more olives and some more feta before enjoying!
Lettuce – This is a “horiatiki salad,” which is known for its lack of lettuce. However, you can add some lettuce to yours if you’d like! We like Romaine.
Anchovies or Sardines
How long does salad last in the fridge?
- 6 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 3/4 tsp Honey
- 1 1/2 tsp minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 English Cucumber sliced and quartered
- 1/2 Red Onion sliced thin and cut into strings
- 10 oz Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
- 1 Bell Pepper remove seeds and chop (i used a little red, yellow and green in mine)
- 3/4 cup Kalamata Olives drained and sliced
- 4 oz Feta Cheese crumbled
- Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- In a large bowl, add cucumber, onion, tomatoes, bell pepper, and olives.
- Add olives and feta cheese.
- Pour dressing over top and toss to coat.