This Greek Salad Recipe is so easy and delicious to make. A healthy salad that's chock full of fresh chopped veggies, olives, cheese, and a tasty homemade tangy greek salad dressing.
Make it a meal-in-one by adding diced chicken, lamb, pork, or beef. This salad is low-carb keto and gluten-free! Enjoy!
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"One of my all time favorite salad recipes. This is the BEST Greek Salad recipe, with fresh chopped veggies and delicious homemade dressing, it is very healthy and light-tasting." -Kori
It takes only 10 minutes to prepare this Greek salad recipe! The flavors of this salad are best if you refrigerate for at least two hours before servings, but if you're in a hurry, you can eat right away.
I don't know what it is, but I've always loved Greek salad. The greek vinaigrette dressing tossed with fresh veggies, cheese, and olives is just the perfect combination of flavors.
The sweet crispiness of the veggies offsets the tanginess of the dressing and feta. Finish it off with kosher salt and pepper - oh my, it's so yummy.
Healthy Low Carb Keto Greek Salad
If you're following the Mediterranean diet, this salad will work perfectly! In addition, this recipe is gluten-free, low carb, keto, and has no added sugar.
With 23 g of fat, 6 g of net carbs, and 6 g of protein, this salad fits nicely if you follow a low-carb and ketogenic diet. You can add even more healthy fat by adding in diced avocados.
23 g fat | 6 g net carbs | 6 g protein | 255 calories
How to Serve
Here's how to serve this salad:
- This is the perfect salad to take to a cookout or potluck as it keeps so well. You can easily double, 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 greek salad dressing is really good as a marinade or just served over a fresh green salad. Yum.
- Serve this salad as a side dish to my Gyro Burger. These are seriously good burgers!
"Turn this healthy salad into a meal-in-one by adding diced chicken, lamb, pork, or beef!" -Kori
Here are the Greek salad ingredients you'll need to make this delicious recipe!
For full recipe ingredient amounts, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Greek Salad Ingredients
- Green Bell Pepper
- English Cucumber (also called a Hot House Cucumber) - an English cucumber has less juices so it will help to keep you salad from getting too runny.
- Roma Tomatoes - roma tomatoes have less liquid in them. You can also halve cherry tomatoes.
- Red Onion
- Kalamata Olives - I prefer whole pitted kalamata olives, although when you get a Greek salad in Greece the olives usually contain the pits. You can also use black olives, or even use sliced olives of either variety.
- Feta Cheese - I use block feta then cut into bite sized pieces. You can also use the crumbled feta cheese but you won't get those nice bite size pieces that are such a classic part of this salad.
Greek Salad Dressing
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Oregano - use dried or fresh
- Dill - use dried or fresh
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Here are several delicious ways you can make changes or customize this salad:
- Make this an Greek pasta salad by adding about 2 cups 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 then use half as a marinade. Grill, bake, or cook on your stovetop.
- Use any color of bell pepper 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 Greek Salad Dressing you can buy a favorite store bought dressing instead.
This really is a simple salad to toss together! Here's how to make Greek Salad:
Make the Greek Dressing
Toss olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and mix. This Greek salad dressing can be made ahead of time or used immediately.
Assemble the Salad
Add bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, olives, and cheese to a large bowl.
Toss the Salad
Pour the Greek salad dressing over the top of the salad.
Toss all the ingredients together.
Refrigerate then Serve
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to blend flavors.
Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve and enjoy!
- 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 house 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.
What are the ingredients of Greek Salad?
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.
Does Greek salad contain lettuce?
This Greek salad recipe does not contain lettuce. Some recipes may call for it, however.
Is Greek salad healthy?
Yes, absolutely. Greek salad has only 255 calories per serving, it's gluten free, low carb, keto, has no added sugar. Its chock full of vegetables, uses only healthy fats, and uses no artificial ingredients.
How many calories are in this Greek Salad recipe?
Our Greek salad recipe contains 255 calories per serving.
How long will this salad last?
This salad keeps for up to three days if stored in an airtight container.
Can I make this salad recipe in advance?
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.
What's on a greek salad?
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 Greek salad itself usually contains cucumber, onion, green bell pepper, feta cheese, and then it's topped with the Greek salad dressing.
How do I store this recipe?
Store this salad in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Is Greek salad keto?
Yes, as long as sugar is not added to the salad, this greek salad is keto.
More Greek Recipes
Here are my favorite Greek-inspired recipes you might want to try:
- The Best Greek Burger (Gyro Burger)
- Air Fryer Lamb Chops Recipe
- Authentic Tzatziki Recipe
- Lemon Pepper Wings Air Fryer Recipe - add a little greek seasoning to these and make our Creamy Dill Dressing for dipping, and you will have a tasty meal!
More Salad Recipes
Here are some more delicious salad recipes you might like to try:
- Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
- Zesty Italian Pasta Salad (with Pasta or Cauliflower)
- Italian Antipasto Salad Recipe
- Layered Salad (Layered Overnight Salad)
- Grilled Romaine Hearts (Easy Grilling Recipe)
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