Greek salad in a bowl alongside kebabs and tzatziki

Greek salad

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(54 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins no cook

Easy

Serves 4 as a side - easily doubled for main course

Make a fresh and colourful Greek salad in no time. It's great with grilled meats at a barbecue, or on its own as a veggie main

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal270
  • fat24g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt2.64g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large vine tomatoes, cut into irregular wedges
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded, then roughly chopped
  • ½ a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 Kalamata olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

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

  • 1 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    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

    ol-iv oyl

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

Method

  1. Place 4 large vine tomatoes, cut into wedges, 1 peeled, deseeded and chopped cucumber, ½ a thinly sliced red onion, 16 Kalamata olives, 1 tsp dried oregano, 85g feta cheese chunks and 4 tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil in a large bowl.

  2. Lightly season, then serve with crusty bread to mop up all of the juices.

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Joe Atiyah
27th Aug, 2018
Try dill instead of oregano, and please add green pepper, I've never eaten greek salad, or made it, without this ingredient
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Karen Oliver
11th Jul, 2018
5.05
I have made many Greek salad recipes over the years and I have to say despite its simplicity this is definitely the best one I have tried. I did go out and purchase some Greek extra virgin olive oil and I couldn't believe the difference in taste. It is a much fuller flavour, very peppery. So I think that made a difference. This will definitely be one of my regular dishes from now on.
dal101
21st Jun, 2017
5.05
We love this recipe! It works every time and is the best Greek Salad recipe I've found. We always make extra so that there's some left over for next day's lunch. (have used pitted black olives when haven't got kalamata and still tastes great!)
lindad4a
7th May, 2017
5.05
Super easy and super tasty. Doubled the ingredients to make a huge bowl for a crowd. Will definitely make again... and next time I may even peel and deseed the cucumber as instructed, although why that is necessary I'm not sure. Personally, I liked the peel and the seeds - and the dark green adds colour.
hannahcdean
6th Jan, 2017
5.05
Easy to make and tastes great. Perfect as a side or light meal in summer.
slugforabutt
8th Jun, 2016
5.05
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
26th Nov, 2015
5.05
Delicious and easy to prepare. Bought fresh kalamata olives but unfortunately weren't pitted. Still, a delicious salad. Love the juices.
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Maija Aliisa Young
3rd Oct, 2014
5.05
Really delicious, and love, love, love the kalamata olives. Thankfully no lettuce!
MummyAbey
8th Aug, 2014
5.05
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
1st Aug, 2014
5.05
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.

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