Learn how to make this classic Greek salad with our simple recipe. Greek salad recipes are just perfect for picking at on the long lazy, summer day when the sun is high, the sky is blue. With a classic Greek salad you can almost taste the sensation of the Mediterranean lapping at your feet on the beach! (We did say almost!) There are lots of different ways of making a Greek salad, but this is quick and easy Greek salad recipe contains the key ingredients such as feta cheese, tomatoes and olives. This salad recipe is best made and served on the same day for the freshest, tastiest flavours. If you do have leftovers however, pop into an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Keep the dressing separate to make sure the salad stays crisp and doesn’t go soggy.
- 1 small red onion
- 4 tomatoes
- 1 cucumber, sliced into small chunks
- 1 small red (or green) pepper
- 150g Feta cheese, drained and cut or crumbled into cubes
- About 75g black olives, un-pitted weight, stoned if wished
- 3tbsp olive oil
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Sprigs of fresh oregano
Cut the onion into wafer thin slices. Halve the tomatoes and cut into thin wedges. Halve and deseed the pepper and cut into thin slices.
Mix together the onion, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and Feta along with the olives in a bowl.
Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the salad and mix gently. Serve on a bed of lettuce, if wished, and garnish with sprigs of fresh oregano if you have any to hand.
Top tip for making Greek salad
Add red wine vinegar if you like. And serve with warm bread, such as pitta.