Greek salad in a bowl alongside kebabs and tzatziki

Greek salad

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(88 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins no cook


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


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



    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 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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8th May, 2020
Yummy on a sunny day like today. I add red pepper to mine and, if I can, I eat it with some East European-style rye bread. Delicious!
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28th Feb, 2020
This looks indeed healthy :) When I have been in Greece I ate this all day. But without onions ;)
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Jonathan O&#039...
2nd Aug, 2019
Jeez, I was just about to do a diatribe about the amount of calories in this, but then I realised it was for 4 people. People better be careful though, if you add a big chunk of white bread to this, the calories per portion will make this a main, not a starter! In Greece, it is a main, or a sharing starter, and very filling too! I would also recommend adding green pepper to it
24th Jul, 2019
Great in this hot weather we’re having!
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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
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.
21st Jun, 2017
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!)
7th May, 2017
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.
6th Jan, 2017
Easy to make and tastes great. Perfect as a side or light meal in summer.
8th Jun, 2016
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.


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Ian Simpson
26th May, 2020
Almost perfect.d Add half a green paper, sliced horizontally, pork over good glug virgin olive oil. tsp dae salt, 2 tsp red wine vinegar, mix by hand serve immediately. Now it's 5 star ;-)
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