Easy Greek Salad with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and kalamata olives with a lemony red wine vinaigrette dressing in just five minutes.
Easy Greek Salad
I had no intention of posting this Greek Salad for you all this week. Family just left and we’re winding down from the holidays and one of my newly departed guests emailed me to say “where’s the recipe for that cheese cucumber salad on your site.”
I am not even kidding you when I say that I got that email as I was sitting down to this exact plate full of delicious salad. You are looking at yesterday’s lunch which is why it isn’t all styled pretty for you. That was a quick chop and toss with feta cheese and olives I was about to devour.
This is a salad I eat probably once a week when I have a fresh family delivery of Bulgarian Feta cheese.
What makes this Greek Salad so delicious?
- Persian Cucumbers which are crispier and firmer than standard cucumbers.
- Grape tomatoes which hold their seeds in instead of flooding your salad with tomato juice.
- Creamy Bulgarian Feta – use a different variety like Greek or French if you’d like but try to find a block of feta in liquid. The pre-crumbled variety is dry and flavorless compared to the fresh creamy feta you can buy.
- Red wine vinegar and lemon juice which add a punch of flavor.
- Kalamata olives – don’t add sliced or chopped olives to your salad, kalamata olives add a rich, briny flavor to round out your salad.
- Greek Salad with Chicken – add grilled chicken to the salad (marinated with lemon zest, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper)
Looking for more salads?
- Cranberry Harvest Turkey Salad
- Cheesecake Factory Luau Salad (Copycat)
- Crab Salad (Seafood Salad)
- Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad
Want a more filling version of this salad? I also make an Easy Greek Pasta Salad that may be a bit more up your alley if you’ve got a heartier appetite.
What is a Persian Cucumber? They’re only about six inches long, with a smooth skin. Most cucumbers have a waxy feeling and people tend to peel the skin. A Persian cucumber doesn’t need to be peeled. They also don’t have any seeds like you’d see in a normal cucumber and they’re crisper.
Easy Greek Salad
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Course: Salad
- Cuisine: Greek
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 Persian cucumbers halved and sliced
- 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
- 4 ounces Bulgarian feta crumbled in large chunks
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives halved and pitted
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper into a large bowl and whisk.
Add the cucumber, tomatoes, feta and olives to the bowl and toss lightly.
Yield: 4 Servings, Amount per serving: 190 calories, Serving Size: 4 , Calories: 190g
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