Simple Greek salad

Simple Greek salad

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(10 ratings)

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
    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 lemon, juice only



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

  • handful each of flatleaf parsley and mint leaves, kept whole
  • 200g good quality Greek feta cheese, broken into large chunks
  • 20 black olives, 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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14th Dec, 2012
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.
3rd May, 2011
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
24th Nov, 2013
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.
30th Jan, 2011
Gorgeous, gorgeous recipe if you love simple, fresh and fragrant food. I love it and so quick and simple.
1st May, 2010
Awesome salad, chopped the herbs as think this releases more flavour and added a peeled chopped cucumber. The flavours in this salad are wonderful.
14th Aug, 2009
Excellent - tastes like holidays !
2nd Jul, 2009
Very good - had it on a bed or rocket and accompanied with a fillet steak. The dressing is so simple yet delicious.
14th Nov, 2008
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!
10th Sep, 2008
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.
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6th Sep, 2008
lovely simple salad full of flavour


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