A simple, healthy and refreshing Greek Salad recipe. I add mixed lettuce which isn’t traditional, but is a great way to fill the salad out more and get another serve of leafy greens in!
Whilst I love trying new recipes, there are a few recipes that I find myself always coming back to and this Simple Greek Salad right here is one of them! I almost always have the ingredients on hand, and I love how it comes together in about 5 minutes, which happens to make it my easiest recipe. Perfect for those nights where you just could not be bothered thinking about dinner!
I make my Greek Salad with lettuce, which isn’t traditional, but you are an adult and can do whatever you damn well please, so if you want to throw some lettuce in there I’m on board. I think it fills out the salad a little more and gives you a serve of leafy greens which is never a bad thing.
I’d also recommend investing in a good olive oil here. Not the cheapest bottle at the supermarket because it was on sale. You can taste the difference and a great oil here will be one of the heroes of the salad.
I usually eat this salad as a meal by itself but if you want to use as a side salad to accompany some protein this would be the perfect amount to be shared between two people. You can also easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
Did you know? Traditional Greek Salads (Horiatiki) never have lettuce, and use just a splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top as a dressing. They also add feta cheese as a block on top of the salad rather than cubed or crushed.
GREEK SALAD INGREDIENTS:
- Kalamata Olives
- Feta Cheese
- Red Onion
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dried Oregano
Tomatoes: I love using halved cherry or grape tomatoes in my Greek Salads. If you don’t have these on hand, feel free to use large tomatoes (like Roma) cut in wedges.
Lettuce: As I mentioned earlier, traditional Greek Salads don’t have lettuce, but I like to add them in as a great way to bulk up the salad and get more greens in my day. You can omit lettuce entirely if this doesn’t sound good to you.
Feta: There’s a bunch of options when it comes to the presentation of Feta Cheese. You can pop a slab on top, cube it or crush it over the salad. Whatever you choose, it’ll taste the same!
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If you’ve tried this Simple Greek Salad I’d love to hear how you enjoyed it! Pop a comment and a star rating below!
Simple Greek Salad
- A handful Grape or Cherry Tomatoes halved
- 1/2 Cucumber sliced
- 1/2 Green Capsicum / Bell Pepper diced
- 1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced
- 2 handfuls Lettuce I used a 4-leaf mix
- 50 grams Feta Cheese
- A handful Kalamata olives pitted
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- ¼ tsp Dried Oregano
- Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Assemble salad ingredients in a serving bowl.
- Drizzle dressing over salad and lightly toss.
- Tomatoes - Feel free to use large tomatoes (like Roma) cut in wedges for this salad.
- Lettuce - You can omit lettuce entirely. I just find that it's a great way to add in some more greens to my day and fills the salad out more.
- Feta - Pop a slab on top, cube it or crush it over the salad.
- Nutrition - Nutrition information is a rough estimate based on one serve.
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First Published: April 23, 2018
Updated: January 9, 2019