Best Greek salad

    15 min

    This is the Greek salad as we all know and love it. Cucumber, tomato, onion, green pepper, olives and feta combine for summer on a plate. If you want really good flavour, allow the salad to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 cucumber, diced
    • 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
    • 70g whole, pitted Kalamata olives
    • 150g crumbled feta cheese
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, layer cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, pepper, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Sprinkle with oregano, then drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    This was another great salad. I left out the olives, and it still worked for me. I had to add lettuce, even though I know traditional Greek salads don't use it.  -  23 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was just ok for me. I made exactly as written except I substituted chopped black olives for the Kalamata olives. The salad looked great until I added the oregano. 2 T was way too much and the salad didn't really need 2 T of olive oil either. Next time I make it, I'll decrease both the oregano and the olive oil. I made this for a Greek-themed girl's night and ended up with a lot of leftovers that we threw away.  -  09 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a wonderful Greek salad recipe! I left out the green pepper as I am not used to it in Greek salad.  -  03 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)