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Simple and Tasty Greek Salad Recipe

Hey friends! I'm so excited to share one of my very favorite salad recipes with you. It's not a traditional lettuce salad, it's a chunky and flavorful Greek Salad, and it's so easy to prepare!

Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at diy beautify!


My mom always served this recipe during the height of summer, with ripe tomatoes off the vine! While I agree that it's BEST served that way, our family enjoys it all year long. This simple salad uses easy-to-find ingredients and is a great side for so many meals!

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GREEK SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 English cucumbers (with skins on), washed and cut in large, bite-size chunks
  • 4-6 Roma tomatoes, cut in chunks (while you can use any tomatoes, Romas are ideal because they aren't full of liquid
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, cut in chunks
  • red onion to taste - optional
  • 1/2 cup traditional feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp ground oregano *see notes below
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • whole black olives or Kalamata olives *see notes below
Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at www.diybeautify.com!

HOW TO MAKE GREEK SALAD

NOTES:

* You really want the powdered oregano for this recipe; the oregano leaves just don't have the right intensity of flavor.

* Kalamata olives give the best flavor in this Greek Salad and are traditional; however, if your family doesn't care for the sharp bite, you can substitute black olives (I have to add my Kalamatas on the side, as the rest of the fam isn't crazy about them).

STEP ONE:

Cut all vegetables into bite-size chunks and gently toss in a large bowl.

Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at www.diybeautify.com!

STEP TWO:

Drizzle olive oil over vegetables to lightly dress. Adjust the measurements as needed. You don't want a thick coating of oil puddling in the bottom of the bowl, but you want enough so the spices stick to each veggie! Start with 1 Tbsp and work your way up to more as needed.

STEP THREE:

Sprinkle seasonings (oregano, salt, pepper) on top of veggies and mix well. Amount will vary as above because not all veggies are the same size. Adjust seasonings as needed. Ground oregano has a strong flavor...you want to taste it, but don't add so much it's overpowering!

STEP FOUR:

Add crumbled feta and toss.

STEP FIVE:

Serve immediately. Leftovers are still good but get a little bit soggy so this recipe is best served while it's freshly prepared.

Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at www.diybeautify.com!

It tastes SO good! We love to serve it alongside grilled steak and potatoes and I enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day!

Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at www.diybeautify.com!

Greek salad is a great way to get your veggies in one fell swoop! And a mighty tasty way, I might add! Even my son who's not fond of vegetables enjoys this salad.

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Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at www.diybeautify.com!
I hope you enjoy this colorful salad recipe! I'd love to hear from you if you try it, just leave me a comment below.


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4 comments:

  1. Yum, yum, yum! I love this salad! It's one of my favourites. I'll definitely give this recipe a try :)

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    1. I'm glad it's a favorite of yours too Katrina! It's grandma's recipe, so it's a keeper :)

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  2. Cindy you have my Greek stamp of approval! Everything tastes better with feta! ;)

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    1. Haha, coming from you Mary, that is high praise! I agree about the feta...yum!

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