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This Greek Salad is a classic salad of cucumbers and tomatoes loaded with feta cheese and olives. Perfect as a side dish or as a meal on its own and ready in just 10 minutes!
- 1 English cucumber cut in cubes
- 1 small red onion roughly chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 2 cup cocktail tomatoes cut in half or quarters
- 1 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled or cubed
- 3/4 cup kalamata olives pitted
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tbsp oregano dried
- 1/2 tsp pepper ground
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
Add all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well. Alternatively you can place them all in a blender and blend until for about 30 seconds until well combined. Another option is to place all the ingredients in a jar and shake well.
Add the cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, olives and feta cheese to a large bowl and pour the dressing over. Toss everything well together and serve immediately.
Feta Cheese: I added 1 cup cubed feta cheese and about 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese.
What are cocktail tomatoes: They are a smaller variety of tomatoes, larger than a cherry or grape tomato but pack a very juicy bite. However, any tomatoes will work in this salad.
Why Kalamata olives: Kalamata olives are best for a classic Greek salad. They're a large black or brown olive that's very meaty and they're usually preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil. I really recommend using Kalamata olives for this salad, they make all the difference.
I don't like raw onions, what can I do: You can do a quick pickle by placing the sliced onion in a bowl with 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup vinegar or apple cider vinegar, stir them all, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. These are great to use on sandwiches or other salads.
Leftovers: Store leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Greek salad is one of the few salads that will actually still taste good the next day, if not better because the tomatoes and cucumbers will marinate in the dressing and all the flavors have a chance to develop.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 46.4mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 1.9mg