Greek Salad

My Favourite Salads

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8570I made this salad several months ago, posted it in the dashboard and continued with my life. Now every time I want the recipe I have to log in, search my draft folders look at it and log out again. Today I said enough is enough and decided to post it.

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8574It’s a very simple and straightforward salad. The ingredients I love most are the green capsicums, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese. According to Wiki, he Kalamata olive is a large, black olive with a smooth, meaty texture named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. Unfortunately I’ve never been to Greece. The olives are big, plump and almond shaped and twice the size of other olive varieties. A lot of my friends don’t care for olives but I love them with a passion. The weather today is awesome. We are experiencing fall in summer. I wish you a lovely weekend

  • Ingredients
  • ¾-1 English cucumber halved lengthways and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes  (about 125g)
  • 1 small green capsicum, (bell pepper)
  • 1 small red capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • Romaine lettuce (optional)
  • 125g Feta cheese cubed

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_7518Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start.

  • Ingredients for dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_7524To make the dressing: combine the olive oil, vinegar, oregano and garlic in a jar,

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8562and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_7521Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicums, onions, olives and romaine (if using) in a large bowl,

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8557toss to combine.

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8578

Drizzle with the dressing and gently toss until combined. Top with Feta.

Greek Salad myfavouritepastime.com_8583We enjoyed eating this salad. I hope you do too.

Greek Salad

Preparation time: 30 minutes Serves: 4-6

  • ¾-1 English cucumber halved lengthways and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes  (about 125g)
  • 1 small green capsicum, (bell pepper)
  • 1 small red capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • Romaine lettuce (optional)
  • 125g Feta cheese cubed 

Vinegar Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicums, onions, olives and romaine (if using) in a large bowl, toss to combine. Drizzle with the dressing and gently toss until combined. Top with Feta.
  2. To make the dressing: combine the olive oil, vinegar, oregano and garlic in a jar, and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

33 thoughts

  1. Seems to be a lot of people’s favorite salad. I love Greek Salad as well….minus the olives. I have never been able to develop a taste for them. I just add lots of extra onion and feta. Nice looking salad you have there, and of course the photos just do it all justice. We are having such beautiful weather again after a few grey and drizzly days. I expect we should all start complaining about it being too hot by late tomorrow! NOT ME THOUGH! I love love love it! How’s things weather wise in your neighborhood?

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I know you don’t like olives. I do. Our weather here is cool, with some rain and i love it that way.I don’t enjoy very hot weather and I don’t like it too cold either. I think everybody loves Greek salad. Enjoy the week, Sandy!
      Liz

  2. My kind of salad! We all love Greek salad. My husband gets the olives since I can’t stand them. I get his tomatoes since he doesn’t like them. It all works out! Enjoy the weekend.

    1. Hi Mama D,
      Ha ha so you are one of my friends who don’t care for olives. I love them, tremendously. I love tomatoes too, I love the way you trade ingredients from the same plate. That’s so cool. Have a lovely Sunday.
      Liz

  3. Hi, Liz. I saw this post and just had to comment. This is one of our absolute favorite salads. We have a little Mediterranean market that sells the very best feta, which, to me, really makes this salad. The sell it in large blocks sitting in the brine and cut to order. We get the French feta for this salad and cut it in large, thin rectangles and arrange it around the veggies. I have been meaning to post about this salad for years and am so glad you did. So simple, so fresh and soooooo tasty. With all of the abundance of the summer, it is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Love your photos, too.

    1. Hi Richard,
      Thanks so much for the kind words. What more can I say? You’re such a good cook, I am so glad you liked the salad I love this salad too, and I totally agree to Feta being the core of the salad. Thanks so much for visiting the blog and for liking the photos too. I wish you a fabulous Sunday. Best wishes!
      Liz

        1. I hope your stepmom had a great birthday. I’m happy to hear it was a huge hit for you. Thanks, you’ve made my day! Have a lovely weekend!
          liz

  4. Love a good Greek Salad and I can certainly appreciate your predicament but as a line cook I make this all the time and I’m bored with the one we make at work so I am going to try this one. Thanks for posting

    1. Hi,
      How have you been? long time no see. I hope you find time to make it and hope you like this version. I wish you a fantastic weekend!
      Liz

      1. Hey Liz…… Yeah it has been a long time. But as John Lennon said “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”…….. lol
        But I’m back and I hope you enjoy my future posts as I’m sure I will be thrilled with yours and I will most definitely find the time to make this.

        Cheers

        1. Oh I am glad to see you back after such a long time. I wish you all the best and I look forward to your posts too. Life is indeed happening without our knowledge LOL!
          Liz

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