Classic Greek Salad With Lemon Garlic Dressing

Classic Greek Salad
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
348 Calories
22g Fat
32g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 348
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Protein 10g
Calcium 322mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The salty, tangy flavor of the feta cheese blends well with the lemon and olive oil dressing. It's no wonder the Greek salad is such a popular dish! 

This version of the classic Greek salad is served on a bed of chopped romaine lettuce. Use red or green leaf lettuce if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 radishes
  • 1 small onion, yellow or red
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese cubes
  • 1/2 cup whole pitted black olives (Kalamata olives are traditional)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano or about 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed, dried, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the cucumber if the peel is thick. Slice it into thin rounds. Cut out the stem and core of the tomato and chop. Thinly slice the radishes and onion. Slice the bell pepper into strips.

  2. Combine the cucumber and tomato with the sliced radishes and onion. Add the feta cheese and olives. 

  3. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. Shake or whisk to blend. 

  4. Toss the vegetables with the lemon and olive oil mixture.

  5. Line individual salad bowls or plates with chopped lettuce and top with the salad mixture. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

3 to 4 Servings.

Tips and Variations

Replace the large chopped tomato with about 1 cup of sliced grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.