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Greek Salad

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.

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.

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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.

What Ingredients are in a Greek Salad?

The traditional ingredients in a Greek salad 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.

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 a Greek Salad

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 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.

How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

Greek salad dressings are just as easy as their namesake Greek salad recipes. 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 Greek salad dressings are 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.

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Greek Salad

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

Directions

  1. 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 Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 257.8
  • Total Fat: 21.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4g
  • Cholesterol: 25.2mg
  • Sodium: 481mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Protein: 5.9g
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