This easy and delicious Greek Salad recipe is our new favorite salad dish this week. This refreshing and bountiful salad takes just a few minutes to prep, and it is a great accompaniment for most main courses. Great for vegan, pescatarian, and meat or seafood lovers.
A good and healthy salad needs fresh ingredients. Greek salads, in general, are great with most types of meals. Because most of the ingredients are available year-round, there’s no reason not to make it whenever you want. It is also great for family gatherings and even for one serving if you live alone.
One of the best things about this salad is eating it with a vinaigrette or without a vinaigrette. The salad is juicy and refreshing—one of the best ways to keep hydrated during the summer. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits will help you stay healthy.
How to make this easy Greek Salad
A Greek Salad recipe is quick and simple. This salad is traditional, nothing spectacular. Chop, slice, or cut the ingredients and toss with a homemade salad dressing or store-bought. This classic combination consists of the following ingredients:
- Tomatoes: buy either cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes. If you buy juicy tomatoes, remember that the salad will be watery. You can either slice the cherry tomatoes or leave them whole if they are not too large.
- Green bell pepper: this crunchy vegetable is perfect for this salad. Remove the seed and core and slice into bite-size pieces.
- Radish: either slice into round or half-moon shape.
- Cucumber: I usually buy English cucumbers or mini cucumbers. The seeds in the English cucumber are more edible and better from the presentation of this salad.
- Red onion: color and flavor. Red onion adds tons of flavor to most salads.
- Kalamata olives: tangy, with a hint of saltiness, the perfect combination of flavors for the feta cheese.
- Green onions: for extra onion flavor. I like the taste of cucumber with scallions.
- Feta cheese: creamy, salty, and extra delicious, a must for Greek salad.
The salad is complete with a touch of mint leaves – just enough to make it looks delicious and healthy.
Traditional Greek salad recipes do not contain radish. I decided to add the radishes because I like the crunchy and the fresh taste it gives the salad. Kalamata olives are my favorite olives. I also like green olives, which are cheaper, but if you can buy Kalamata olives, it is worth it!
Make sure you slice all the veggies into bite-sized ones. This way, they will be easier to toss with the vinaigrette or salad dressing.
Greek Salad Dressing
We all love a good salad dressing. This type of salad doesn’t need any gourmet or special dressing. I love this homemade lemon dressing. It’s super easy and adds a lot of flavors to the salad. You can also make your own greek salad dressing by mixing the following 5 ingredients.
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar, champagne vinegar, or low sodium rice vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- crushed fresh garlic
- dried oregano.
Recipe for Greek Salad Dressing
Mix everything in a jar or whisk in a bowl, and you have a delicious and easy salad dressing. Toss the salad with the dressing, and you’re ready to enjoy a refreshing and flavorful greek salad.
More recipes ideas with tomatoes
- Jicama, Papaya, Tomato and Cucumber Salad
- Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
- Cucumber, Chickpeas, Olive & Tomato Salad
- 1 large cucumber diced
- 1- pint grape tomatoes halved or Campari tomatoes, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 2 green onions sliced
- 4 radishes sliced
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives halved
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- salt and pepper to taste
- Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt, and crushed pepper.
- In a large bowl, place the tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, radishes, green onions, red onions, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle with the dressing and very gently toss. Add a few mint leaves to top before serving. Season to taste and serve.
You may want to remove the seeds from the juicy tomatoes.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.
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