Greek Garden Salad
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This Greek Garden Salad is a step above your typical green salad. If you never thought a salad could be bursting with flavor, let me prove you wrong. This salad has a delicious dressing that is full of flavor from a combination of olive oil, lemon juices and simple spices.
Greek Salad is like a garden in a bowl, loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, red onions and Greek olives.
This is one of my favorite, go to salads for a quick weeknight dinner side dish or a simple salad to bring along to a big get together. This Greek Garden Salad is always a hit!!
Making your own salad dressing is just so easy too! You can easily play with the flavors to make it your own and add your own twists of flavor.
Greek Garden Salad Ingredients
Green Salad Ingredients:
- Romaine lettuce
- cherry or grape tomatoes
- red onion
- manzanilla olives
- feta cheese
Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- dijon mustard
How to make Greek Garden Salad
To assemble this simple green salad. Start by washing and drying the romaine lettuce. Slice into small, bite sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Slice the tomatoes in halve. Quarter the cucumber and slice into small pieces. Thinly slice the red onion. Add the feta cheese crumbles and green olives.
Greek Salad Dressing
To make Greek salad dressing, I like to combine the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and simply shake until it is well combined. You can also place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until mixed. Mix for at least 2-3 minutes to allow the oil to emulsify.
Can I make this Greek Salad Ahead?
To make this Greek Green Salad ahead, combine all of the ingredients for the garden salad portion and store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
The dressing can be made ahead as well and stored in its own container in the refrigerator. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad.
Do not make this salad with the dressing and store ahead of time, the salad will begin to wilt.
Greek Green Salad
Garden Salad Ingredients
- 1-2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 20 manzanilla olives
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Greek Salad Dressing
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- In a large salad bowl combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and feta cheese.
- To make the dressing, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a container with a lid. Shake for about 2-3 minutes to combine ingredients.
- Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
Greek Salad is like a garden in a bowl, loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, red onions and Greek olives with a tangly lemon salad dressing.
Other delicious side dish ideas:
I make a lot of salads as a side to serve with dinner, and I get tired of the same usual green salad. So, I decided to try this one and was glad I did! The only change I made, was I used ripe black olives in place of the manzanilla olives, just for personal taste. It’s delicious and wonderful robust flavors. You can serve it alongside any meat entrée. Super easy, very yummy, and super healthy too!
If you’re a WW like I am, then you’ll be happy to know that this delicious salad is only 3 points on ALL THREE plans (Blue, Purple & Green)!