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Simple Greek Salad is a fresh, light veggie based salad, traditional in Greek cuisine and perfect for any summer day.

Looking for that simple side dish that will leave everyone raving? Bust out a Greek salad! It’s light, it is refreshing, and it’ll leave everyone feeling good. This is one of our go-to potluck items because it can sit well on a table, it’s visually appealing, and it is completely refreshing. 

Has anyone else ever ordered a Greek salad at a restaurant, only to be served a lettuce salad with a few olives and feta cheese? Traditional Greek salad does not include lettuce and instead has a base of cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and feta cheese.

  • Are they any other veggies I can add to Greek salad?

    While the veggies above are considered the traditional way to make a Greek salad, there are a few other veggies you can commonly find included: bell pepper slices, pepperoncini, and radishes to name a few!

  • What variety of cucumbers should I use in a Greek salad?

    The variety of cucumber you use depends only on your preference! Any cucumbers can be used, so whether you prefer English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, or regular cucumbers, they will all work here.

  • How long will Greek salad last in the fridge?

    Greek salad should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

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Greek Salad

  • 1 English cucumber , diced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives , whole or halved
  • 1 cup feta cheese diced or crumbled


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , or to taste
  • In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, tomato, red onion, olives, and feta cheese.
  • In a small mixing bowl, make your dressing by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine until dressing is evenly distributed. Serve.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Salad
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August 5, 2019 6:02 pm

We enjoy this Simple Greek Salad as the main course on hot summer days. I have made many of your salad recipes and every one is a winner. Thank you, now my family requests me to make (your) salad(s)! 😉

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