Greek Salad Recipe

Greek Salad Recipe

This perfect Greek salad comes together in just 10-15 minutes, and uses a homemade Greek dressing that’s so much better than anything from a bottle. Perfect with lettuce or without, it’s a delicious summer salad, and a great use for seasonal produce!

This is one of my Salad recipes I know you’ll want to keep on hand!

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Fresh, crunchy, salty, sweet, tangy… those are just a few of the words I would use to describe this Greek salad. Sounds pretty delicious doesn’t it?

The combination of flavors is just incredible, and it’s such a great recipe for summer, when produce is affordable, and tastes the best.

Plus, it’s so easy to make! Just chop up some veggies, toss them together with feta and olives and whip up a simple dressing.

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I’m a huge fan of making your own dressings; especially since store-bought salad dressings can be pretty pricey. You don’t even have to use a bowl and a whisk! My favorite way is to add the ingredients to a mason jar or other jar with a tight fitting lid, and give it a good shaking.

How to make the ultimate Greek salad?
This is just an overview; the full ingredients and directions are in the recipe card toward the bottom of this post.

step by step how to make greek salad and dressing
Chop salad ingredients.
Add salad to bowl. Give it a good toss.
Make dressing. A bowl and whisk work well here, but adding the ingredients to a container with a well-fitting lid and shaking will work too.
Pour dressing and toss. You could also serve the dressing on the side.
Helpful Tip!
My main tip would be to use the freshest, most ripe and seasonal produce you can. This salad is very fresh, and uses minimal ingredients, so you really want those ingredients to be the best.

overhead view of Greek salad in bowl
Variations of this recipe
Lettuce or no lettuce – a lot of Greek salads don’t have lettuce, so whether you choose to add it or not is up to you. I like to use romaine lettuce for added crunch and it makes the salad bigger, so I get more servings out of it.
Types of feta – normally I use regular feta, but if you’d like to use a flavored or marinated feta, feel free to change things up.
Types of olives – kalamata olives are standard in Greek-style salads, so I don’t advise changing the variety of olive, but you can go for whole pitted, sliced, halved, etc.
Dressing – I definitely think homemade dressing is the way to go here, but if you really want to skip it, a good quality bottled Greek dressing will work.
Protein – to make this a main course salad, try adding some Greek marinated chicken thighs, a rotisserie chicken, pork, tofu, lentils, etc.

Greek Salad Recipe

This perfect Greek salad comes together in just 10-15 minutes, and uses a homemade Greek dressing that’s so much better than anything from a bottle.

▢6 – 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce (about a 32 oz bag, or 1-2 heads)
▢1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
▢1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved
▢1/3 cup diced cucumber
▢1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
▢1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives
▢1/2 cup cubed feta cheese
▢1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
▢1/8 cup red wine vinegar
▢2 Tbsp lemon juice
▢1 Tbsp honey
▢2 tsp dried oregano
▢1 tsp Dijon mustard
▢1/4 tsp kosher salt
▢1/4 tsp black pepper
Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine well.
Prepare dressing by adding dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisking them together. Alternatively, add dressing ingredients to a jar with an well-fitting lid and shake until fully combined.
Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Alternatively, serve the dressing on the side.Chef Tips
Lettuce is optional in this salad; the veggies and dressing are great on their own.
If you like a lot of dressing, I would double all of the dressing ingredients.