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

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  • 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

1 Make dressing: 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. Re-whisk before using.)

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

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  • Sacha

    Loved it! Quick and easy to make. I made it with out the olives, I wish I had some Kalamata olives to add, but the rest of my house doesn’t like olives and it was loved by all.

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  • Kent

    Awesome and will make again

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  • wendy

    LOVE! I used orange bell pepper because I didn’t have green, but still tasted great! The thing that was weird was when I refrigerated it the oil congealed, but I just let it sit out to get to room temp and that fixed it. Easy and So good!!!

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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

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