Simple and Tasty Greek Salad Recipe

A simple and easy salad to make anytime, filled with chunky veggies and loaded with Mediterranean flavor, this Greek salad is sure to become a family favorite!
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My mom always served this homemade Greek salad 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! I've even eaten it on its own as a light dinner.

Greek salad 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

How to make simple Greek salad


* 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, salty 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).


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


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.


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 want to taste it, but don't add so much it's overpowering!


Add crumbled feta and toss.


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

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

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.


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

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

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

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


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