Published Feb 17, 2021, Updated Feb 21, 2022
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This easy Greek salad features cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta, olives and a herby Greek dressing. It’s the perfect summer salad.
Have you noticed that I’ve gotten back into my salad groove? I’ll always be a salad lover through and through, but lately I’ve been all about the salad recipes! Can’t stop, won’t stop!
I was recently craving a big Greek salad and realized that I’ve never shared a classic Greek salad recipe here on EBF so I’m finally doing it!
If you’ve ever ordered a Greek salad, you know how good it tastes. It’s so fresh tasting and the combo of flavors from all the fresh ingredients is hard to beat.
- romaine lettuce – traditional Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce, but I love the crunch and volume that romaine lettuce adds to this salad.
- red onion
- grape or cherry tomatoes
- English cucumber
- fresh feta cubes or crumbled feta – you can omit this to make the salad dairy-free or use a vegan feta.
- kalamata olives – make sure these are pitted so you don’t break any teeth eating this salad!
- Greek salad dressing – see the recipe below!
- optional additions: avocado, chopped bell pepper, pepperoncini peppers, chickpeas or grilled chicken.
Greek Salad Dressing
As with all salads… the dressing makes or breaks the salad! Here is a simple vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with this Greek salad. Here’s what you need to make it:
- garlic cloves
- dijon mustard
- dried oregano
- red wine vinegar
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- sea salt and black pepper
How to Make Greek Salad
Make dressing: Start by placing all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender. Blend and slowly add in the olive oil while blending on low. You can also use an immersion blender for this.
Clean lettuce: Rinse, chop and dry romaine lettuce – I like using my salad spinner to dry it. Transfer chopped lettuce to a large salad bowl.
Combine ingredients: Add red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese to the large bowl with the lettuce and toss to combine.
Add dressing: Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad, toss and taste. Add more dressing, if needed.
How to Serve Greek Salad
As you can tell, the base recipe is basically just for greens and veggies. You can serve it as a side or amp it up with a few ingredients to make it a full sized salad!
Add protein – add roasted chickpeas or grilled chicken for added protein! My apple cider vinegar chicken would work great!
Add healthy fats – I love adding a chopped avocado to make this salad even more satisfying.
Serve with bread – you can’t go wrong with a side of whole grain or sourdough bread on the side! You could also place the salad into a large tortilla and make a wrap!
Serve as a side – serve this Greek salad as a side dish paired with pizza, a sandwich, soup… the options are endless!
More Greek Recipes to Try
- Greek Quinoa Salad
- Easy Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce)
- Falafel Bowls
- Easy Baked Falafel
- Greek Salad Dressing
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ cup red onion, halved and sliced
- 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced and halved
- ½ cup chopped cubes of fresh feta or crumbled feta
- ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
- Optional additions: avocado, chopped bell pepper, pepperoncini peppers, chickpeas or grilled chicken
Greek Salad Dressing
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- juice of 1 lemon, about 2-3 Tablespoons
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Make dressing: place all ingredients for the dressing except olive oil. Blend and then slowly add in olive oil while blending on low. You can also do this with an immersion blender. Set aside.
- Prep lettuce: Rinse, chop and dry romaine lettuce. I like using my salad spinner to dry it. Transfer chopped lettuce to a large salad bowl.
- Add toppings: Add red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese. Add additional topping options, if desired.
- Add dressing: Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad, toss and taste. Add more dressing, if needed.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
Made this last night for dinner. We really enjoyed it! Being of Greek decent, I am always looking for a really good Greek salad dressing, and I will definitely make this again.
Woo!! So glad this salad was a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a review, Nicole. I so appreciate it!
Best greek salad dressing I’ve ever had. Definitely will be my go to salad!
Ahh yay!! So glad you loved this dressing. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!
A perfect Greek salad and home made dressing. Our grocery store was out of romaine so i had to improvise with spinach and it was still fantastic. I will also try the dressing as a Greek marinade for chicken to add atop the salad or make gyros with!
So glad you enjoyed this salad, Ashlee!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this Greek Salad, Michelle! Thanks for the review 🙂