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
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    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
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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)

slugforabutt's picture

Luckily, I have Kalamata olives in the fridge. Any sort of black olives would be fine though.
Great salad, changed nothing and everyone was commenting on the salad.
It is now the base for any salad I make.
Many thanks.

abbykelly's picture

Delicious and easy to prepare. Bought fresh kalamata olives but unfortunately weren't pitted. Still, a delicious salad. Love the juices.

Maija Aliisa Young's picture

Really delicious, and love, love, love the kalamata olives. Thankfully no lettuce!

MummyAbey's picture

So lovely I've made this twice recently. I served it with bbc good food's lamb koftas and a homemade yoghurt and mint dip. Will be a regular feature on my meal planner!

dal101's picture

Love this recipe, always come back to it. Haven't tried the lemon juice, will add it next time. Another tip for the onion, if you don't like it too strong, is to soak in cold water for a short while. Tastes better for letting it stand for a while before serving, to let the flavours combine.

hanny16's picture

Really tasty and easy to make. The juices are delicious too!

disco's picture

Really easy to make. I omitted the olives as we don't like them and substituted sun dried tomatoes. Interested to see people's comments about lemon juice - May try that next time.

Simon220775's picture

Nice to see a greek salad with all the right ingredients for once, see so many with lettuce in.

galanthi's picture

Fantastic salad to make, I added a few drops of lemon and red pepper.

alanmac123's picture

The lemon juice was a good move.

heatherjdw's picture

Made this to go with the must make moussaka on the website, a match made in heaven. Will definitely be making again.

jimiskewl's picture

Reminds me of being in Corfu in the summer. A squeeze of lemon along extra olive oil really aided this dish for me and I also added an avocado that was in the fridge that just sat on top. A perfect Sunday evening supper.

margotlc's picture

We have been making this salad often this summer. We have been adding a squeeze of lemon and fresh mint. It tastes delicious.

sozmen's picture

Delicious!!! I have to thank Frogma for the advice with the onion, I left the slices of onion in a bit of lemon juice while preparing the rest of the salad, at the end I added the onion with the lemon juice to the salad and it worked excellent. I changed the amount of ingredients 3 large tomatoes and 2 cucumbers. My family love it THANKS!!!

ninadullabh's picture

This is great with a bagel. Perfect light, quick and easy lunch. Great picnic food

bblackcat09's picture

So simple and easy to make, and wonderfully delicious. I amde this with the Greek Spinach & Feta pie which went so well together

terrymottram's picture

my wife and I are visiting our daughter in australia soon and I will be making this salad as my wife daughter and I love greek food.I will let you know the outcome, but it do'es sound tasty

deraki's picture

Fantastic! Proper fresh tomatoes are the key


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