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Greek Salad

Greek Salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients – cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta – it’s one of the best healthy salad recipes.

What to serve with this salad recipe? I recommend serving it with my Baked Chicken Thighs, Honey Mustard Chicken, Dijon Baked Salmon and my Grilled Chicken Souvlaki.

This Greek salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta - it's one of the best healthy salad recipes.

Best Greek Salad

There’s something quite lovely about simple, healthy salads. I’m all for microgreens, sprouts and unique ingredients, but when it comes to the best simple, healthy salad recipe I’m not sure this Greek Salad can be beat.

Greek salads are veggie-packed and contain no leaves, which means you can easily make them ahead of time without the fear of wilting.

Even better is that all of the ingredients are sliced or chopped to about the same size and many of those ingredients you can meal prep individually ahead of time, saving you even more time in making this salad. Make sure to watch my Meal Prep for Summer video to see how I do that.

Greek Salad Recipe Video

Want to see how easy it is to whip up this delicious recipe? Watch the quick step-by-step video below!

What Ingredients are in a Greek Salad?

The traditional ingredients include:

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Olives
  • Feta

In Greece you’ll most often find large tomatoes used, but cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes make for easy dicing. And for the feta, make sure to opt for a quality block of feta. I highly recommend you don’t buy pre-crumbled feta, due to the anti-caking additives I mentioned on my Zucchini Fries recipes.

Once you’ve got your ingredients ready, it’s as simple as slicing and dicing them to about the same size. And large chunks are preferred over a fine dice. Then, drizzle your salad with a Greek salad dressing and give it a gentle toss.

If you’re looking for another Greek recipe to serve alongside this salad, I highly recommend my Grilled Chicken Souvlaki or Greek Chicken Kabobs recipe.

This Greek salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta - it's one of the best healthy salad recipes.

This Greek salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta - it's one of the best healthy salad recipes.

How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

Greek salad dressings are just as easy as their namesake salad recipe. With just a few ingredients including olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Make sure to check out my Greek Salad Dressing recipe.

Even though the salad dressing is simple and straightforward, often times you’ll find many in Greece simply drizzling olive oil and red wine straight on top of the salad. That’s my kind of method. And if you do that, then just sprinkle a little dried oregano on top and you’ll be good to go.

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This Greek salad is easy to make and bursting with flavor. With only six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta - it's one of the best healthy salad recipes.
5 from 16 votes

Best Greek Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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This Greek salad is easy to make and only requires six ingredients - cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta. It's one of the best healthy salad recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, halved
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • Greek Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle with my homemade Greek Salad Dressing.

Lisa's Tips

  • Once made, this salad will last for up to two days in the fridge. Just store in a sealed container.

Nutrition

Calories: 257.8kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 5.9g, Fat: 21.7g, Saturated Fat: 6.4g, Cholesterol: 25.2mg, Sodium: 481mg, Fiber: 3.3g, Sugar: 6.5g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek salad, greek salad recipe, greek salad recipe
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33 comments on “Greek Salad”

  1. Such a wonderful salad! Thanks, Lisa. Anything with kalamata olives and feta in it is tops in my book. ha. Dressing is also fabulous.

  2. Super delicious, healthy and easy to make! Whatˋs not to like. I make several of your recipes each week and enjoy them all. Lisa, I thank you so much for what you do!

  3. This recipe is AMAZING!

  4. I made this salad for lunch today and was so impressed.  A truly authentic Greek salad and the dressing is divine.  Thank you Lisa for sharing this recipe.  I gave it 5 stars, but only 4 will show.

  5. I had some leftover feta (from the broccoli salad) and I also happened to have all the other ingredients in house. Lucky me. Again a healthy, tasty and very easy recipe. The dressing was also very easy and will use them for other salads too. Thanks Lisa!

  6. amazingly wonderful Thank you

  7. Hi Luci, I am from Greece and particular from Thessaloniki, near chalkidiki, thank you very much for you recipe it looks delicious. If you would like you can add barel feta as well as another idea of feta or goat cheese.

  8. all time favourite Greek salad recipe in our home! I also make your dressing -spot on! Love it! Thank you 🙏🏻 

  9. I love Greek food! And this salad is awesome! Lisa’s Greek dressing is perfect with this.

  10. This salad is quick to prepare, delicious, and very satisfying! We eat it often at home paired with the Greek dressing—one of the best I’ve tried so far! 

  11. I made your Greek Salad dressing tonght. Tomorrow, I will make the salad. The dressing is good!!!! I ran across your website trying to find the dressing recipe. I am so happy I did. Your story touched me. I am 77 and I am changing my ways. I have always been a healthy eater, but ventured off the path and now I am making a sharp right turn to find my way back! I think, Our meeting was meant to be. 😁

    • Hi Barbara – Yay! So glad you’re loving these salad dressings :) And I’m happy you found Downshiftology as well. I hope my recipes and videos will help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

  12. I almost cried this is sooooo good! One of my favorite salads, and the dressing is out of this world delicious! I love how simple ingredients create the most vibrant flavors.

    • Hi Michelle – I’m so glad my Greek salad and dressing brought you tears of joy! What a compliment! Thank you so much for your positive feedback! :)

  13. My family would this salad. I will have to make it the next time we have dinner together.

  14. Mmm my favourite salad! So yummy, will be making this one again and again. 

  15. I love everything about this beautiful salad! This is perfect for light lunch or the side for dinner.

  16. what a nice option for people who are “leafed out”. Salads can be so many things, but too often people only think of lettuce based salads. Love your dressing!

    • “Leafed Out”, I’m going to have to steal this phrase, Noel! Yes, its definitely great to switch it up!

  17. Great recipe. Seems like it would be really good paired with fish. Do you have any fish recipes that would work with this?

  18. Is there a way to make this last longer? For someone who needs to meal prep each week, 2 days just doesn’t seem like enough time for the salad to be worth it for me!