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

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    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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kezv88's picture
24th Jul, 2008
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!
7th Jul, 2008
In response to Brotyboy, all Greek salads I ordered on a tour of Greece had onion, feta & tomato, whilst other ingredients varied.
6th Jul, 2008
06/07/08 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.
5th Jul, 2008
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?
24th Nov, 2013
I'm a chef in Greece, trust me greek salad has onion in it
29th Apr, 2008
simple and goes with anything
3rd Apr, 2008
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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