Easy Greek Salad

  • This Easy Greek Salad is perfect for those looking for something healthy to eat other than spinach or kale!! It has a quick and easy homemade dressing and can easily be paired with cooked chicken or seafood! 

    Top down view of a large bowl of Greek Salad full of fresh vegetables.

    A great salad to change things up!

    I know I can get tired of eating greens day after day so I am always looking for ways to get some healthy veggies in without the greens.

    Salads like this Grilled Corn Salad with Tomato and AvocadoChicken Avocado and Tomato Salad are some of my go to’s and if you do like your greens try this Tuscan Tuna Salad.

    Close up of Greek Salad in a large bowl.

    Best Greek salad!

    This salad is a great salad to enjoy year round. However, it doesn’t hold up well so don’t make this too far in advance of when you plan to serve. I would say no more than 2 hours.

    Because the tomatoes and cucumbers give off too much liquid and the salad starts to get a little soggy. Personally, I will still eat the leftovers the next day but I’m also not that picky when it comes to food.

    A mason jar of Greek Salad dressing.


    Traditional Greek salad Ingredients ALWAYS include:

    • Tomato
    • Cucumber
    • Red onion
    • Green bell pepper
    • Kalamata olives
    • Feta cheese
    • Dried oregano
    • Red wine vinegar
    • Good extra virgin olive oil

    I have added a few extra ingredients because that’s just how I roll. I added fresh parsley, minced garlic, and Dijon mustard because I like the flavor it adds. Feel free to leave them out if you want to stay traditional.

    A close up of Greek Salad.

    About the Ingredients:

    • Tomatoes: Use the ripest you can find for the best quality. Cut into large chunks or even wedges to keep this salad traditional.
    • Cucumbers: English cucumbers work great in this salad and is preferred over regular cucumbers. However, if that’s all you can find be sure to peel them and remove the seeds if the seeds are large.
    • Red Onion: The only onion you should ever use in fresh salads, period.
    • Green Bell Pepper: For this to be traditional only green is used but I won’t tell if you use red, orange or yellow!
    • Kalamata Olives: Try to find the best quality you can. Look for dark almost black olives. If you have access to an olive bar there are usually pretty good olives there.
    • Feta Cheese: If you can find a block of feta that is ideal. That way you can break it into larger chunks. Or if you want to be completely traditional cut it into wedges instead.
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Good quality is a must here because it’s the base for the dressing.
    • Red Wine Vinegar: This adds a lot of flavor and a slight tang to the salad.
    • Dried Oregano: Most of the time just sprinkled on the salad but I added it to the dressing instead.
    A top down view of Greek salad.

    What kind of cheese is used?

    Feta Cheese is the traditional choice! When you purchase the cheese at the store it’s sold in packages as crumbles or a chunk. I always choose the “chunk” version, you can crumble it yourself and it’s more affordable. The crumbles dry out faster too – chunk is the way to go!

    What to serve with Easy Greek Salad?

    • Any cooked chicken would be great. Like this Homemade Oven Roasted Rotisserie Chicken.
    • Any cooked seafood. I personally love this with a simple cooked salmon (made with a little salt, pepper, and fresh lemon).
    • Use it to stuff pita bread with (YUM!)
    Easy Greek Salad
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins

    This Easy Greek Salad is perfect for those looking for something healthy to eat other than spinach or kale!! It has a quick and easy homemade dressing and can easily be paired with cooked chicken or seafood! 

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Keyword: best greek salad recipe, greek salad
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 269 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    • 3 large Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 1 large English cucumber, sliced
    • 1 large green bell pepper, roughly chopped
    • 1 cup (145g) kalamata olives
    • 1 cup (120g) crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup (60ml) red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • salt and pepper to taste
    1. In a small jar combine all ingredients for the dressing and shake well, set aside.
    2. In a large bowl combine all salad ingredients and gently toss. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. 

    Recipe Notes
    1. If you can find a block of feta and crumble it into larger chunks that is best. But if all you can find is crumbled feta that will work too. 
    2. This salad is best served right away in my opinion. But I still enjoy the leftovers! 
    3. Nutrition info– Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Greek Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 269 Calories from Fat 216
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 24g37%
    Saturated Fat 8g50%
    Cholesterol 35mg12%
    Sodium 1067mg46%
    Potassium 222mg6%
    Carbohydrates 7g2%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 760IU15%
    Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
    Calcium 233mg23%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    This recipe first appeared on Julie’s Eats & Treats where I am a contributor.

    This Easy Greek Salad is a refreshing and satisfying salad. It's full of flavor and crunch and if you're tired of spinach or kale this is a great healthy option to change it up! #greeksalad #healthysalad
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