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!
This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. My full disclosure policy can be found here.

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

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, 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).

STEP ONE:

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


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.


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.

PIN IT HERE 


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.

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

SIGN UP FOR FREE DIY TUTORIALS

share this post
more

Comments

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

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

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

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

      Delete

Post a Comment

Your comments are like sunshine and chocolate! Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice one ;) I read all comments and love to respond if you leave your email! Otherwise, please look for my response under the post where you left it!