greek salad

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I thought after posting the carby sugary post that I shared yesterday, it would only be right to share something healthy and veggie-laden today.

This is one of the easiest, yummiest salads in my repertoire. Sometimes I make it as a side salad, and sometimes I top it with grilled chicken strips and make it the main event.

for 4 BIG salads:

8 cups mixed spring greens, lamb’s lettuce leaves or baby spinach

1 cup grape tomatoes

1 cup coarse chopped bell pepper (this time I used orange and yellow)

6 oz. greek olives (drained)

1 cucumber, cubed

1/3 cup feta chopped and rolled in Italian herbs

1 thick slice purple onion, chopped fine

big croutons (homemade are best!)

4 grilled, boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips (optional)

for the dressing:

1/2 cup unfiltered extra virgin olive oil

4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

juice of one large lemon

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 large garlic clove, minced

2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all salad ingredients in a big salad bowl until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Place all of the dressing ingredients in a canning jar and shake well until thoroughly mixed. Pour all of the dressing over the salad. Mix well. Sprinkle salad with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper.



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  12 comments for “greek salad

  1. Joan
    April 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Great salad the family loved it. Would definitely make it again, fact making it this weekend for another family event. Always looking for a great salad recipes. Thanks…..

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Hi Joan! I’m so pleased you like the greek salad πŸ™‚ definitely a favorite around here too…so pretty, yummy and healthy! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Jacqueline Howard
    May 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Thank you for your beautiful recipe:) perfect for tonight. Xx

    • Melissa
      May 27, 2013 at 8:32 am

      My pleasure, Jacqueline! Thanks for visiting! enjoy! πŸ™‚

  3. Stephanie Chester
    June 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Awesome Salad! Had a good time spending quality time with my 13 year old as we topped the veggies together and talked. Had an even better time eating it! All my kids loved it!

    • Melissa
      June 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Stephanie! So happy you and your kids liked the recipe! thanks for visiting and letting me know πŸ™‚ xo

  4. Judy
    August 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I look at your picture of this salad I see herbs.. not listed, so I’m guessing oregano or thyme?

    • Melissa
      August 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Judy! In the recipe I just said “Italian herbs”… which is usually a combination of oregano, basil, marjoram, and parsley πŸ™‚ Hope that helps! ~M

      • Fran
        March 5, 2018 at 10:36 pm

        Ìwhat herbs should you use on feta cheese

        • Melissa
          March 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

          I use fresh oregano πŸ™‚

  5. Ruth Cobb
    August 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Hi Melissa. Making this weekend for an Izaak Walton League family picnic. Tables loaded with wonderful, grilled chicken. can’t wait

    • Melissa
      August 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Ruth! Sounds wonderful. Enjoy your weekend and this yummy salad πŸ™‚ XOXO ~M

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