Classic Greek Salad

Classic Greek Salad

That’s one delicious salad there! Greek salad is by far my favorite salad ever. This salad was extra special though. This salad was made with love by my dear husband.

The only pleasure I take from being sick is having my husband cater to me. But it’s true, I love it, my husband makes me teas, and lunch and dinner and it just feels wonderful. But all kidding aside this is one great salad. This is our recipe for Greek salad that we make over and over again. The only thing we change with it is the type of olives we use. Normally we use Kalamata olives but this time we used these huge green olives.

The salad itself if pretty easy to make. The ingredients are simple and fresh but when you put them all together, magic happens.

Classic Greek Salad

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Classic Greek Salad
 
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Serves: 2 to 4
Ingredients
  • 6 cocktail tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1 english cucumber, chopped
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives or green olives, cut in half
  • ½ - 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (I like more feta)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and pepper together. No salt is necessary as the feta cheese and olives are already pretty salty.
  2. In a large bowl add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta and toss. Pour dressing over the salad and toss well.

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Dimitris says

    Being Greek allow me a few well-intended comments: Of course this is a wonderful salad. But it’s not a classic one; classic (traditional) Greek salad doesn’t have lemon, and also has green pepper slices (bell peppers). Also the feta is in one large chunk (a thick slice) on top.
    Not trying to be a ‘purist’ here, just giving you the Greek version of the Greek salad (Horiatiki):) Of course, OF COURSE your salad is also very tasty! Don’t get me wrong:)

  2. Edie says

    On weight watchers. How do I get the nutritional info for these receipes. Carbs,fat,fiber,protein. They all look so good

    • says

      Sorry, not on weight watchers, but I know you can use http://caloriecount.about.com/ to get all the nutritional information, basically you just plug in the recipe ingredients and it’ll show you. I did this one for you, here is the info based on 4 servings:
      calories: 231
      fat:18.9g
      fibre:3.6g
      protein:5.2g

  3. Sandra W. says

    Hi Jo,

    I just made this to accompany our dinner on Saturday night and it was fantastic. My husband asked for seconds so I know it was a big hit with him. I loved that the flavours shone through and how simple it was to throw together. Keep up the great work with your blog! Your recipes are great!

    Cheers, Sandra

  4. Dianne says

    I am going to try this salad..Yum..I love Greek salad, and OLIVES..Well I could sit and eat a jar by myself!
    Hope you get better quickly..I have to go and get my flu shot too, but have been putting it off, as don,t like the after effects!

  5. says

    Hi Jo!
    This is a fantastic salad. Here in Greece we eat it all the time, especially during the summer :)
    Really glad to see that you’ve posted the authentic recipe!

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