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

    ol-iv oyl

    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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23rd Jul, 2011
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!
26th Jun, 2011
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.
9th Feb, 2011
Very tasty. Had with pitta bread and meatballs. Omitted the olives and added a aqueeze of lemon....Delicious!!
10th Oct, 2010
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. Thankyou
Annie M
3rd Aug, 2010
6th Jul, 2010
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.
5th Jul, 2010
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.
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7th Jun, 2010
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!
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ClaireC by the Sea
1st Jun, 2010
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.
16th Oct, 2009
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.


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