Easy Greek Salad

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Easy Greek Salad with plum tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, with a lemon and red wine vinegar vinaigrette dressing

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

This Greek salad is a favorite of my father’s to make during the summer!

We usually have plenty of tomatoes and cucumbers growing in the garden, and all you have to do is toss in some red onions, olives, bell pepper, feta cheese, a few herbs, and some olive oil and vinegar and you have beautiful, cooling, fresh, Greek salad.

Dad's Greek Salad

Easy Greek Salad Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6

Tip from my mom: to take some of the bite away from the onions, after you chop them, soak them in a little vinegar or lemon juice.


  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably brine-cured), coarsely chopped
  • A heaping half cup crumbled feta cheese


1 Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, oregano and dill weed together until blended. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. (Can be prepared 3 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewhisk before using.)

2 Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives in a bowl. Toss with dressing. Sprinkle cheese over and serve.

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  • David

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe. My mother was Greek and for a couple of years I’ve made it for a large gathering Christmas dinner in her memory. No matter how much I make it seems to always disappear. I love the Dill in the recipe and use English cucumbers and Kalamata olives.

  • Louise Ryder-Cousineau

    Best Greek Salad ever… easy recipe to follow and the ingredients are in the cupboard… I did replace the red wine vinegar with Maille’s “Wine Vinegar with Raspberry Juice” …. superbe


  • Robert Andrews


    Best Greek salad I have ever had. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I used a bit less red onion. A little tip, I used low salt olives and added very little salt as the feta cheese provides the needed saltiness. Also, the fresh dill is a very nice and uncommon (?) touch.

  • Val

    Great salad! A keeper. Do you have any nutritional information for it (calories, etc)? Thanks!

  • Carol

    Well, it’s the second week of January and I just made this for lunch….how delightful! It was like a taste of summer. My taste buds are so happy right now. I did serve this on a couple of leaves of Romaine lettuce. I refrigerated half of the dressing to make a fresh plate for my DH this evening. Thank you for sharing such a scrumptious recipe!

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