The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

by Phoebe Green
greek salad

Welcome to our ultimate guide on making a refreshing and authentic Greek salad. This vibrant summer salad, bursting with flavors and textures, is perfect for any meal. Whether you’re looking for a healthy lunch, a satisfying side dish, or a light dinner, our salad recipe is sure to please. Made with fresh romaine lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, briny kalamata olives, and tangy feta cheese, this salad is a Mediterranean delight. The homemade dressing, featuring extra virgin olive oil, zesty lemon juice, and aromatic garlic, ties everything together beautifully. Follow our simple steps to create this classic Greek salad that will whisk your taste buds away to the flavors of Greece.

greek salad

The Ultimate Greek Salad Recipe

Indulge in the flavors of Greece with our ultimate guide to crafting a refreshing Greek salad. Bursting with fresh ingredients like romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, this vibrant dish, complemented by a homemade dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, is perfect for any meal, from lunch to dinner.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 people
Calories 680 kcal


For The Salad:

  • 2 cups Romaine Lettuce torn into small pieces
  • 10 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup kalamata olives pitted and halved
  • ½ medium red onions chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled or small pieces

For The Dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Combine crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, tangy onions, briny olives, and creamy feta cheese in a large bowl, creating a vibrant medley of flavors and textures.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together zesty lemon juice and fragrant Italian seasoning until harmoniously blended. Add minced garlic, freshly ground black pepper, and a pinch of salt, ensuring every ingredient is thoughtfully incorporated.
  • Gradually drizzle in fragrant olive oil, whisking continuously until the dressing is emulsified and luxuriously smooth.
  • Just before serving, generously coat the salad with the tantalizing dressing, gently tossing to ensure each leaf and vegetable is coated in the delicious mixture.
  • Savor the fresh, invigorating flavors of this salad immediately after preparation, delighting in every crisp and flavorful bite.


Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 8gFat: 68gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 550mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4893IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 2mg

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