This Easy Greek Salad Recipe is a simple and refreshing Greek cucumber salad that is ready in just 15 minutes. Combine the chopped veggies with feta and a simple homemade Greek salad dressing.
What are common Greek salad ingredients?
There are a few different types of Greek salads. In the United States you most commonly find Greek salads that are made on a bed of romaine lettuce with lots of different toppings.
This is a delicious version of a Greek salad, but these is a more simple version of a chopped Greek salad that is sometimes called a peasant salad.
In Greece this peasant salad simply includes some cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and a big blog of feta in the center served with some seasonings and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This Easy Greek Salad Recipe is my take on the peasant salad.
I decided to add some kalamata olives to my salad because I love them. Then, I cut the feta into cubes so that the saltiness from the feta could mix into the whole salad.
Finally, I added some vinegar to the dressing and tossed my chopped ingredients in the simple Greek salad dressing.
What kitchen tools will I need to make this Easy Greek Salad Recipe?
What ingredients will I need to make this Greek cucumber tomato salad?
- Cherry tomatoes
- Feta in brine – can use crumbled feta, but I prefer to cut my own block down
- Kalamata olives
- Red onion
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Black pepper
- Dried oregano
If you want to make extra dressing just double the amount of olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper and dried oregano for a simple and delicious Greek salad dressing recipe.
In place of cherry tomatoes you can use any kind of whole tomatoes and cut them into bite size pieces. I prefer to use feta in brine and cut it down into cubes, but you can use crumbled feta instead.
I love the taste of kalamata olives. If you prefer green olives, feel free to use those! Toast cubed stale bread to mix some easy homemade croutons into the simple peasant salad.
Add fresh herbs
Make this traditional Greek peasant salad even more flavorful by adding fresh herbs! I like to use fresh parsley, basil or mint in mine. You can even use a combination of all three herbs together.
How do I make a simple Greek salad?
Step 1: Prep and cut the ingredients
First, dice the red onion into a large dice. Then, slice the cucumber in half, scoop out the seeds, and cut into half moons.
Next, half the kalamata olives and quarter the cherry tomatoes. Cube the feta and add all ingredients into a large bowl tossing gently to mix.
Step 2: Prepare the Greek dressing
Then, in a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and dried oregano. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Step 3: Mix it all up!
Next, pour the Greek dressing over the other ingredients. Finally, toss to combine thoroughly. Garnish with fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper if needed.
How long will this Greek salad keep in the fridge?
This peasant salad recipe is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Be sure to enjoy this salad within 3 days of preparing.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1 small red onion or 1/2 of a large red onion
- 1 medium cucumber
- 4 oz of feta in brine
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Dice red onion into about 1/2″ squares
- Drain feta and cut into cubes
- Quarter or half cherry tomatoes depending on the size
- Slice kalamata olives in half
- Slice cumber in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon and then slice into half moons
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and oregano
- Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat all ingredients
- Chill in the refrigerator and store chilled