Looking for a fresh, healthy summer salad that is tangy and delicious? I have an incredibly simple Greek Salad Recipe that is fresh and packed full of nutrients.
With fewer than 8 ingredients, this Fresh Greek Salad can be prepared in just a matter of minutes!
I will also provide a quick and easy recipe for an Olive Oil & Lemon Juice dressing that pairs particularly well with this Fresh Greek Salad.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
What You Need:
- 1 head or bag romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1- 10 oz. jar pitted Kalamata (Greek) olives
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 6 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ground black pepper
What You Do:
Prepare the Salad:
- Slice tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, and olives
- Peel red onion
- In a large bowl combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion slices, Greek olives, and crumbled Feta cheese.
Make the dressing using my Fresh Greek Salad Simple Dressing Recipe:
- Pour olive oil into small mixing bowl (fill about 1/2 way), squeeze the juice from half a lemon into the olive oil, blending the lemon juice into the olive oil using an egg beater, add 4- 5 pinches of dried oregano, and 4-5 pinches of black pepper (the oregano and black pepper can be – to taste – depending on your preferences.)
- Toss salad and pour dressing over top.
This is a great first course to serve at your Mediterranean-style summer picnic. The salad is fresh, tangy and tart (depending on how much lemon juice you decided to add to my dressing!)
What is the difference between Greek Olives and Kalamata Olives?
So, I recommend pitted Kalamata olives for this salad, but a common question I see posted online is: What is the difference between Greek Olives and Kalamata Olives?
Well, they are the same! Kalamata olives are the most well-known Greek olive. They are grown in the Messina Valley in Greece, which is near the city of Kalamata.
I, literally, want to climb into this next picture and bathe in my Greek Salad!
Too much information? Perhaps…but I love salads in the summertime. In fact, I love salads, anytime.