Greek Salad is the perfect spring and summer side dish, made in about 10 minutes, and is packed with Mediterranean flavor, healthy vegetables, and salty, briny feta cheese. And… it only requires about 6 ingredients plus a homemade Greek salad dressing.
Utterly and completely delicious! And quick? Depending on how fast you can chop a couple of vegetables, the salad is ready in no time!
If you crave salads, or Mediterranean food, you will love this quick salad! A mix of crisp, fresh vegetables with salty, flavorful feta and Greek olives. A perfect combination for any time of the year… but especially wonderful on a sunshine filled day on the patio.
Or the park… or with friends… or yes, even when lunch is spent at the keyboard. It’s definitely a bright spot in the day!
Here is another bright spot, this Greek Salad only has 6 ingredients plus an easy homemade Greek salad dressing that brings the flavors together in a delightful way!
Traditional Greek salad contains sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, olives, and feta. It’s hard to improve on the classic. I’ve scattered some fresh herbs (like mint and fresh parsley) over the top of the tossed salad… and that, my friends, is all you need.
You could eliminate the fresh herbs, but if you have them handy… oh my, it’s so good!
Greek Salad Ingredients
Specific ingredient measurements are in the recipe card below:
For the salad:
- English cucumber, seeded and sliced
- Green bell pepper (or color of choice)
- Cherry tomatoes, halved: I’m using cherry tomatoes instead of larger tomatoes, which helps keep the salad from becoming watery.
- Red onion sliced thinly
- Feta cheese, cubes: look for feta in brine if possible and then cube it yourself for the very best flavor!
- Greek olives like pitted Kalamata olives or mixed Mediterranean olives. I found a jar of “Greek Olives” at the market that I’m especially enjoying!
For the dressing on Greek salad:
I love to double this recipe and have it on hand for quick salads or even dips for healthy snacks like carrot and celery sticks.
All you will need for this vinaigrette is a lidded jar to shake these ingredients: olive oil, garlic, dried oregano, Dijon, vinegar, salt, and pepper. If you want to add a bit of heat, a pinch of red pepper flakes is nice too.
How to Make Greek Salad
As mentioned in the title, this Greek Salad takes about 10 minutes to make. Begin with the vinaigrette and add the ingredients to a lidded jar (or any container you can shake). Store until ready to use.
For the salad, chop the ingredients, toss with the vinaigrette, and add to a large bowl or serving platter. Perfect for quick appetizers, starters, gatherings… or when you’re craving delicious Mediterranean food!
What to serve with Greek Salad?
There are so many delicious options! I love to serve the salad with whole grain pita, but Greek Chicken Souvlaki is incredible if you want to make it more of a meal. And then… a little 5 Minute Greek Tzatziki Sauce or 2 Minute Greek Dill Yogurt Sauce on the side is rather perfect too.
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10 Minute Greek Salad
- 1 English cucumber seeded and sliced into 1/4-inch thick
- 1 green bell pepper diced large
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 red onion sliced thinly
- 6 ounces feta cheese 1/2-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives pitted, or mixed Mediterranean olives
Greek Salad Dressing
- 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly cracked
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, mustard, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl or platter, add the cucumber, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and olives. Toss lightly with vinaigrette, season to taste, and serve!
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.