This traditional Greek Salad Recipe is so easy and delicious to make. It's healthy and chock full of fresh chopped veggies, tangy olives, creamy feta cheese, and a very tasty homemade tangy greek salad dressing. Make it a meal-in-one by adding diced chicken, lamb, pork, or beef. Bonus: it's low-carb keto and gluten-free! Let's make it!
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- You'll Love This Low Carb Keto Greek Salad
- Traditional Greek Salad Ingredients
- Best Greek Salad Variations
- How To Make a Greek Salad
- How To Serve This Recipe for Greek Salad
- How To Store Keto Greek Salad
- Top Tips For The Best Greek Salad
- Greek Salad Recipe FAQs
- Best Greek Salad Recipe
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You'll Love This Low Carb Keto Greek Salad
"One of my all time favorite salad recipes. This is an easy Greek Salad recipe, with fresh chopped veggies and delicious homemade dressing, it is very healthy and light-tasting." -Kori
It's Easy. 10 minutes to prepare this very tasty and easy salad! The flavors are best if you refrigerate for at least two hours before servings, but if you're in a hurry, you can eat right away.
So Tasty. I've always loved traditional Greek salad. The vinaigrette dressing tossed with fresh veggies, cheese, and olives is the perfect combination of flavors and textures with the crispiness of veggies.
A healthy low carb keto Greek salad. This recipe is gluten-free, low carb, keto, and has no added sugar. If you're following the Mediterranean diet, this salad will work perfectly!
Traditional Greek Salad Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make this delicious salad recipe!
Greek Salad Ingredients
- Green Bell Peppers
- English Cucumber (also called a Hot House Cucumber) - an English cucumber has fewer juices, so it will help to keep your salad from getting too runny.
- Roma Tomatoes - roma tomatoes have less liquid in them. You can also halve cherry tomatoes.
- Red Onions
- Pitted Kalamata Olives - I prefer whole pitted Kalamata olives. You can also use black olives or even sliced olives (of either variety).
- Feta Cheese - I typically use block feta, then cut it into bite-sized pieces. You can also use the creamy crumbled feta cheese, but you won't get those nice bite-size pieces that are a classic part of this salad.
Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Garlic Cloves
- Oregano - use dried or fresh
- Dill - use dried or fresh
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
For full recipe ingredient amounts, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
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Best Greek Salad Variations
Here are several delicious ways you can customize this salad:
- Make this a Greek pasta salad by adding about 2 cups of cooked and cooled pasta. Tiny orzo pasta would also be great!
- Make this a full meal by adding cooked diced chicken, lamb, beef, or pork. I like to double the dressing and then use half as a marinade. Grill, bake, or cook on your stovetop.
- Fresh lemon juice may be used in place of red wine vinegar.
- Use any color of bell peppers you like.
- Use a sweet onion in place of the red onion.
- Play around with different types of herbs and vinegars to give it your own unique spin.
- Substitute any favorite olive that you like - pitted or otherwise. Whole or sliced.
- Add fresh diced avocado.
- If you don't feel like making my the recipe dressing you can buy a favorite store-bought dressing instead.
How To Make a Greek Salad
This really is a simple salad to toss together! Here's how to make this traditional Greek salad recipe:
- Toss olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and mix. (Tip: The salad dressing can be made ahead of time - or used immediately.)
- Add bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and cheese to a large bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the top of the salad.
- Toss all the ingredients together.
- Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to blend flavors.
- Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve and enjoy!
How To Serve This Recipe for Greek Salad
- This is the perfect salad to take to a cookout or potluck, as it keeps so well. You can easily double or triple the recipe as needed. Since it's best to make it ahead, it makes it all the more convenient.
- Because this is a zesty salad with bold flavors, I like to serve it with a simple grilled or baked chicken, pork, lamb, or beef.
- By the way, the salad dressing is really good as a marinade or just served over a fresh green salad. Yum.
- Gyro Burgers are the perfect thing to serve with Greek salad. These are seriously good burgers!
How To Store Keto Greek Salad
Store Greek salad in an air-tight bowl in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Top Tips For The Best Greek Salad
- I like using roma tomatoes because they aren't as juicy as other types. They help keep the salad from becoming too runny as it sits.
- Cut all of the vegetables and feta cheese into uniform bite-size pieces.
- You don't have to scoop the seeds and insides out of the cucumber, but it helps to keep the salad from becoming too runny.
- Make the salad a couple of hours before you serve to allow the flavors to blend.
- If the salad is too vinegary or tangy for your taste add a pinch of sugar or two. Add a little at a time. You can't take it out once it's in! For keto followers, make sure to use an Erythritol or other keto-friendly sugar substitutes.
Greek Salad Recipe FAQs
A traditional Greek salad usually contains green bell pepper, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, olives, and a zesty olive oil and vinegar salad dressing with herbs.
Of course, just like most recipes, there are many variations of this salad, and you can customize it to your exact tastes.
This Greek salad recipe does not contain lettuce. Some recipes may call for it, however.
Yes, absolutely. Greek salad has only 255 calories per serving, it's gluten free, low carb, keto, and has no added sugar. It's chock full of vegetables, uses only healthy fats, and uses no artificial ingredients.
Our Greek salad recipe contains 255 calories per serving.
Yes absolutely! You can make this salad up to one day in advance. I usually make about 3 to 4 hours before serving it, allowing the flavors to blend nicely.
Traditionally, a Greek-style vinaigrette is served on a Greek salad. It is usually made of olive oil, vinegar (often red wine), herbs, salt, and pepper.
A traditional Greek salad recipe usually contains cucumber, onion, green bell pepper, and feta cheese then it's tossed with dressing.
Yes, as long as sugar is not added to the salad, this greek salad is keto.
Greek salad and Mediterranean salad are basically the same thing. Both have feta cheese, olives, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and a vinaigrette dressing that is typically made with olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, and often lemon juice and mustard.
Yes! Feta cheese is definitely keto diet friendly. 1 ounce of feta cheese has 5 grams of fat, 4 grams protein, and only 1 carb.
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Best Greek Salad Recipe
- 1 green bell pepper (cut into 1" pieces)
- ¾ English cucumber (hot house cucumber peeled, seeded, and quartered into 1" slices)
- 5 roma tomatoes (cut into 1" pieces)
- ¼ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
- ½ cup kalamata olives (whole and pitted)
- 8 oz feta cheese (cut into ½" chunks)
Greek Salad Dressing
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1½ teaspoons dried oregano or 1½ tablespoons fresh
- 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
To Make The Dressing
- Toss olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and mix together.
To Make The Salad
- Add bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and cheese to a large bowl. Pour salad dressing over the top and mix ingredients. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for the flavors to blend.
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- I like using roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes because they aren't as juicy as other types of tomatoes which will help to keep the salad from becoming too runny.
- You don't have to take the seeds out of the cucumber, but I do it to keep the salad from being too runny.
- If you have time, you can make the dressing in advance and allow the flavors to blend. This dressing is also really good as a marinade or a simple salad dressing for a basic green salad. Yum.
- If the salad is too vinegary or tangy for your taste add a pinch of sugar or two. Add a little at a time. You can't take it out once it's in! For keto followers, make sure to use a sugar substitute.
- VARIATIONS: Add pasta to make this a Greek pasta salad. Use more or less of any ingredient you like. This salad is quite forgiving! Adjust seasoning before serving.
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