Simple Greek salad

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 4
Greek salad is a salad bar staple, when it’s prepared with proper ingredients it encompasses everything that is good about simple food of the sun.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal324
  • fat29g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt2.72g
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  • 450ml best quality tomato you can find, cored and cut into chunks



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 lemon, juice only



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful each of flatleaf parsley and mint leaves, kept whole
  • 200g good quality Greek feta cheese, broken into large chunks
  • 20 black olive, preferably kalamata
  • pitta bread, to serve, optional


  1. Gently mix together all the ingredients trying not to break up the feta any more and season with black pepper, and sea salt if you want. This is lovely served with hot, griddled pitta bread.

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Comments (17)

winky1980's picture

I served this salad at a dinner party to accompany vegetarian moussaka. It both looked and tasted fantastic. I enjoyed the little that was left with my lunch the next day. I will definitely make it again.

simmuns's picture

This isn't a Greek Salad - My Greek mother-in-law would kill you.
Where's the cucumber and green pepper???
No mint; just oregano - if anything

Simon220775's picture

This really grates on me, I have even seen greek salads with lettuce in it. Barmy !
Tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green peppers, feta and oregano. Let them add the olive oil salt and pepper to taste. No blimin mint.

vembley's picture

Gorgeous, gorgeous recipe if you love simple, fresh and fragrant food. I love it and so quick and simple.

nigelladickson's picture

Awesome salad, chopped the herbs as think this releases more flavour and added a peeled chopped cucumber. The flavours in this salad are wonderful.

stoogy's picture

Excellent - tastes like holidays !

debrajayne's picture

Very good - had it on a bed or rocket and accompanied with a fillet steak. The dressing is so simple yet delicious.

anniokm's picture

I agree with Lizzy R! I'm Greek and that's the way we make the salad! a good tip also is to slice the onion and leave it for 5-10 minutes into a full tablespoon of red wine vinegar! ads flavour to your salad... if you like vinegar!

lizzyh's picture

My husband is Greek and he always laughs when he see any "greek" receipes.. greek salad being a good example. It seems adding feta gives a licence to call it greek salad!! Having said that the receipe above sounds good. For the record my mother-in-law makes it with tomato, cucumber, onion, green pepper, feta, olive oil and oregano but I guess each area has its own variation.

pennyclark's picture

lovely simple salad full of flavour

Kayvee's picture

Just back from Thassos and had Greek Salad nearly every day. Yes - they all had onion (and cucumber).

Try it with a dollop of hoummus to dip the pitta bread in - yum!

klkoning's picture

In response to Brotyboy, all Greek salads I ordered on a tour of Greece had onion, feta & tomato, whilst other ingredients varied.

happydays95's picture

Made this last night for a starter, just hubby and I, halved the recipe, blooming lovely!! toasted ciabatta bread as a base, will definitely do this one again, very easy.

brotyboy's picture

I've never had onion in a Greek salad when I've had one in Greece. Why do we Brits think that all salads should contain onion?

Simon220775's picture

I'm a chef in Greece, trust me greek salad has onion in it

tdhirh's picture

simple and goes with anything

mulhall's picture

just added some rocket and london lettuce to the salad which then became a substantial meal. I adore Greek Salad anyway so I am probably biased. Some crusty bread served with the salad makes it filling and satisfying.
enjoy!love Steph Fawkes

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