Greek salad

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 4 as a side - easily doubled for main course
A fresh and colourful salad that's great with grilled meats, or on its own as a main

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal270
  • fat24g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt2.64g
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  • 4 large vine tomato, cut into irregular wedges
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded, then roughly chopped
  • ½ a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 Kalamata olive
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 1 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 85g feta cheese, cut into chunks (barrel matured feta is the best)
  • 4 tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, lightly season, then serve with crusty bread to mop up all of those beautiful juices.

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Comments (37)

lovefood11's picture

I love to cook this salad frequently. One of best salad meals!

pasta_queen's picture

making tonight for me and my partner. Absolutely love Greek salads and a little tip it tastes fantastic with a small splash of balsamic vinegar and a squeeze of lemon!

hels189's picture

Made this last night to go along side bbq with friends. I had made it earlier in the day and covered with clingflim the smell when taking the cling film off was absolutely gorgeous - sent us all to the med! The taste too was fantastic and I for one will be using it again and again.

ritchiethebear's picture

Very tasty. Had with pitta bread and meatballs. Omitted the olives and added a aqueeze of lemon....Delicious!!

sazlal1's picture

This looks delicious and I cant wait to try it but could anyone suggest an alternative to olives since I am not keen on them.


kitty91's picture

It was very nice, made a difference from the usual chicken nuggets and chips or bargan bucket from KFC with the 6 kids! Took a bit long to make though so doubt I'll make it again sadly! Was a treat for me.

gilbertcj's picture

This really is an excellent salad. But like all dishes this simple it's the ingredients that matter. Don't skimp on the feta, tomatoes or olive oil. I also de-seed the tomatoes for a less watery salad which I think improves it greatly. If you find the onion too sharp leave it chopped in a little lemon juice for a while, the lemon juice will also add another dimension to the flavour.

susandjohnson's picture

I've made this salad a few times now and it's quick and tasty and makes a change from leafy salads. I use the hard skinned Mediterranean type cucumbers for this as they are a bit firmer and have more of a 'bite' to them but deseed them as the seeds are firmer too!

ClaireC by the Sea's picture

I made this to go alongside the lemon and dill lamb souvlaki...I love greek salads and as long as you use quality tomatoes, it will taste fantastic. Kalamata olives are also well worth the extra you pay, they taste far superior to any others I've had. I also added lemon juice an extra kick of taste.

misswah's picture

Reminds me of BBQ at my mums, could never find a recipe that evencame close but this does it everytime! I always add a bit more feta. Also agree with Ray in not deseeding the cucumber.

mamaroo's picture

I made this the other night for some friends and it was a really fresh way to start the meal. It was so easy to prepare and really flavoursome. The only thing i did differantly was to chop the tomatos a few hours in advance and let them marinade in olive oil, basil and oregano, just to really accentuate the flavours of the herbs.

holmfirth's picture

you said it jayprime, this salad reminds me of the wonderful holidays I've spent on the greek islands, fantastic

jayprime's picture

At last!
A recipe for a "Greek salad" that actually reflects a "Greek salad" as provided in Greece!
Some 'other' foody sites incorrectly add things like New Potatoes, or Chick Peas!
My only quibble is that, personally, I'd add more Olive Oil!
I'd also not bother to de-seed the cucumber.

When you've eaten the salad, dip chunks of fresh bread (chunks, not sliced!) into the mix of tomato juice and Olive Oil - wonderful.

siegaloca's picture

butter bean tomato

artyray's picture

Absolutely delicious - a simple and tasty reminder of summer holidays. I squeeze lemon juice over before mixing to add an extra sharpness and generally don't bother deseeding the cu. Really good and a family favourite!

alexalex's picture

ok but nothing special


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