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.

Best Greek Salad Recipe

5 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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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51 comments on “Greek Salad”

  1. This was easy and tasty. I made ahead for the week. While the salad is okay after a few days, when I make again, I’ll leave the dressing off until closer to eating. The dressing combines with the excess veggie liquid and loses a bit along the way.5 stars

  2. Delicious and easy with the perfect dressing. Another Downshiftology hit. Thanks Lisa. Can’t wait for the cookbook!5 stars

  3. Very light and delicious recipe! Thank you!5 stars

  4. This is sounds absolutely awesome! I am definitely going to try it. I will however need to emit the tomatoes due to histamine proteins the tomato releases in soft tissue causing inflammation; especially those with arthritis. I will definitely give this a try as a combination of the other flavors will most definitely not dull the tastebuds! Thank you, Dear Soul, for this awesome recipe!!!5 stars

  5. Love this recipe. So fresh and tasty. It has become one of my favorite quick fixes. You have so many wonderful recipes. I haven’t come across one that I that isn’t delicious. Thank you!5 stars

  6. Hiii just a small reminder that I’m so glad to found your blog, also your youtube channel! It was sooo inspiring! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  7. I can’t think of anything that would make this recipe better. The dressing is everything. I use good quality red wine vinegar. Thank you so much for this recipe! As always, no recipe of yours disappoints. 5 stars

  8. We made this we orange bell peppers and the kids loved it as well, it was so delicious and refreshing!5 stars

  9. I love Greek salad and this one was great! So easy and healthy too! Thanks Lisa!!5 stars

  10. Made this salad tonight along with the salad dressing.  Seared a piece of salmon for on top.  Delicious!  We loved it!  Thank you for all your wonderful healthy recipes!5 stars

    • Yum! Love the idea of adding salmon on top Jan. You should also give my Greek Chicken Salad a try – similar concept but with chicken on top instead :)

  11. This was delicious! I am a huge Greek salad lover and this was perfect. Served it with some beef kebobs and rice. Ate it for lunch the next two days too. Delicious, simple and fast.5 stars

  12. This dish is a great addition to any meal! It’s flavorful, crispy, slighty sweet and refreshing. The best part about this dish is it’s easy to prepare and will please picky eaters too. I also made the Greek dressing which is definitely a keeper too.5 stars

  13. Such a wonderful salad! Thanks, Lisa. Anything with kalamata olives and feta in it is tops in my book. ha. Dressing is also fabulous.5 stars

  14. 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!5 stars

  15. This recipe is AMAZING!5 stars

  16. 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 stars

  17. 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!5 stars

  18. amazingly wonderful Thank you5 stars

  19. 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.

  20. all time favourite Greek salad recipe in our home! I also make your dressing -spot on! Love it! Thank you 🙏🏻 5 stars

  21. I love Greek food! And this salad is awesome! Lisa’s Greek dressing is perfect with this.5 stars

  22. 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! 5 stars

  23. 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. 😁5 stars

    • 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.

  24. 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.5 stars

    • 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! :)

  25. My family would this salad. I will have to make it the next time we have dinner together.5 stars

  26. Mmm my favourite salad! So yummy, will be making this one again and again. 5 stars

  27. I love everything about this beautiful salad! This is perfect for light lunch or the side for dinner.5 stars

  28. 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!5 stars

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

  29. Great recipe. Seems like it would be really good paired with fish. Do you have any fish recipes that would work with this?5 stars

  30. 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!