Greek Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 2-4
  • About This Recipe

    “Until we went to Greece, we always made Greek salad with lettuce. Now we know this is the way they do it in Greece, and it’s so much better (not to mention simple)! The amounts used are rough guides, you can adjust them to your taste.”

    Ingredients

  • 200gfeta cheese
  • 1cucumber
  • 6tomatoes
  • 1largered onion
  • 4stalkscelery
  • black olives( with pits)
  • 1lemon
  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • pepper
  • Directions

  • Start by chopping up the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and celery.
  • Make sure they are nice and chunky.
  • Throw in a large bowl, adding as many olives as you care for.
  • Roughly slice the feta cheese and mix that in too.
  • The dressing is roughly half olive oil, one quarter vinegar and one quarter lemon juice with pepper added to taste.
  • Mix up as much as you feel you need, pour over the salad and enjoy.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent Greek Salad. I agree I like it without the letttuce.I found your instructions a bit vague I had no problem following them but I have made many Greek salads but for some one new to cooking I think they would be difficult to follow.I believe your intent is to allow each of us to match the recipe to suit our taste buds, right? I found that vinegar & lemon would be too strong so I used only lemon juice.Next time I will add 2 anchovie fillets.Thanks, Friedel, the salad was enjoyed by all”

  • “This was absolutely delicious.I was looking for something to use feta cheese in (a new cheese for me) and this recipe sounded really good.I watched with trepidation as my husband dished some up, then with relief when he continued eating after the first bite.This was so awesome; he went back for seconds and wanted more, but realized if he didn’t stop there wouldn’t be any for me to pack in his lunch tomorrow.I had to leave the cucumber out because I went out to the garden only to find the chickens had wiped out my cucumbers, plants and all.This will definitely be served in our house in the future.Thanks for posting this recipe Friedel!”

  • “Excellent! I made this as part of our dinner last night. I had to used black pitted olives out of the can due to have younger kids in the house – but we all enjoyed it very much! I served it with pita, hummus and the recently posted Greek Souvlaki recipe. A great meal!”

  • “Tooo good that I came to read this thread and whatta preparation I discovered. I tried Greek Salad and it was just the way one gets in Lebanese restaurants here in Dubai. Thank you very much. See the twinkling five stars posted underneath and smile…….!I think we should keep this suggestion game on and on and onnnnnn.Smiles Mini”

  • “Delicious and healthy!I added freshly ground black pepper, but next time might add some oregano also.”

  • “We thought this was very good. I did kind of adjust the amounts of the vegetables to our tastes. I used about 3 large tomatoes, 1/2 a red onion, 2 celery stalks, and pretty much the same as the recipe for everything else. For the dressing, I am not very good at making stuff without measurements, so I had my husband help me. I used a 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp of the vinegar, and 2 whole lemons. I used all the dressing, and let the salad sit for probably 4 or 5 hours so all the flavors would meld together, and I think the salad will probably taste even better today. We salted it quite a bit as well. Thanks for posting the recipe, I am sure we will enjoy it many more times.”

  • “We all loved it!The only thing I added was some Greek Seasoning, which only added more flavor to the salad.”

  • “Fabulous! My fiancee and I loved it. I used slightly less vinegar than the recipe suggested.”

  • “Nice tangy salad, but we felt it would have benefited from some fresh herbs, maybe oregano or parsley.Thanks for posting!”

  • “Very good!!I used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 organic apple cider vinegar.We thought it was fantastic.”

  • “I made this salad for dinner tonight. It was great! I made a few changes though.. I used pitted black olives, more celery, just half the onion and only 4 roma tomatoes. Also, I added some green bell pepper just because it sounded good. I love that this salad allows this kind of versatility where you can add or subtract a little and it’s still yummy. Good recipe regardless!”

  • “This salad was wonderful. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars as I felt it needed the addition of salt, pepper, and garlic to really bring out the flavors.I kept the pieces in a large dice size which made it easier to eat. Served it with “Easy Pita Bread” which was perfect to tone down the acidity of the salad. All the bowls were empty at my dinner party!”

  • “We have never had a Greek Salad without lettuce, so we found this different and so good!We will have time and again we liked it so well!We used a touch of white vinegar along with the lemon and olive oil in the dressing and found it perfect for our tastes!Mike”

  • “A very refreshing salad, and the dressing is simple so as not to overpower the great flavors of the veggies.A great summer salad to use your garden produce!”

  • “We went to Greece on our honeymoon and I fell in love with the salad. This was close but, I swiched out the celery for english cucumber and use imported pitted calamata olives. They can be found in the salad/olive bar at the grocery.”

  • “This is a great salad.We made this without the celery but used 8 baby cucumbers instead.Baby tomatoes sliced in half for the six tomatoes, and no black olives.I think DD ate at least half by herself!We love the feta cheese on this and I know that we’ll be making this again soon!Thanks Sackville!!”

  • “I LOVE this type of salad!I am growing to like this type over the typical lettuce type!I always throw a split garlic clove in with my olive oil, so I thought this had plenty flavor.I also liked adding celery, some of the ones I’ve tried don’t have celery in them.Great variation!Thank you for sharing!LA :-)”

  • “I love Greek Salad, so this really appealled to me. But I really thought the dressing did not add much flavor. Next time I will try another variation. Thanx for posting.”

  • “I make this salad all the time, but mine is a little different…same concept though.I recently learned that this recipe is used in Greece when lettuce is not in season.Makes sense.Every time I make this for guests they want the recipe.”

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