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The Best Greek Salad Recipe

With the thought of the Mediterranean holidays, I invite you to make the best Greek salad recipe. It is delicious, comforting and effortless to make.

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You will find other delicious salad recipes on our blogs, such as spaghetti salad or potato salad, but this is more special.

Greek salad (or “horiatiki” salad ), I think, is one of the most popular salad recipes in the world. The traditional recipe, which we follow, contains only five ingredients: onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives. It is precisely this simplicity that makes this recipe so tasty.

Let’s take the ingredients one by one.

Ingredients for the Best Greek Salad Recipe

I will use one medium-sized red onion, one cucumber, three tomatoes, 150 g (5.3 oz) feta cheese, and 100 g (3.5 oz) of olives for two large portions.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Greek Salad Ingredients

And for dressing, I will use extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, ground pepper and dried oregano.

Of course, the original recipe contains Kalamata olives and Greek olive oil. But if you do not have it, it is not a problem; it is essential to be of high-quality ingredients.

Let’s Get to Work!

I will show you step by step how to make this Greek salad.

We start to prepare the ingredients. For this, I cleaned a medium-sized red onion, and first, I cut it into four pieces.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Cut Onion on Chopping Board

After that, I started slicing it, so the slices would not be too long.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Sliced Onion

The cucumber, this time, I did not peel it. I know many people leave the cucumber whole with the peel, but if I’m not sure it’s organically grown, I always peel it. Now I use organic English cucumber, and then I cut it in two.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Cut in Long Cucumber

With a teaspoon, I hollow out the core of the cucumber to reduce the water content of the salad. This operation is not necessary; it depends on your tastes.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Cucumber with Hollow Core

Now I can slice the cucumber.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Sliced Cucumber

I cut the tomatoes to be approximately equal to those of cucumber slices.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Sliced Tomatoes

Now Let’s Assemble the Greek Salad

Compared to other salad recipes, I reversed the operations a little this time. I mean, the first time I made the dressing.

For this, in a bowl, I measured about 50 ml (4 tbsp) of extra virgin olive oil and squeezed the juice from a lemon. I seasoned it with a teaspoon of sea salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of dried oregano.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Greek Salad Dressing

These quantities are indicative and can modify them according to the tastes of each one.

Mix the dressing until the salt dissolves, and then you can add the vegetables, and let’s start with the onion first.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Sliced Onion in Salad Dressing

Add the sliced cucumber and mix gently.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Cucumber and Onions in Dressing

Follow the sliced tomatoes and mix easily again.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Tomatoes, Cucumber and Onions Salad

In the end, add feta cheese and the whole olives without seeds.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Feta Cheese, Olives, Tomatoes, Cucumber and Onion in Greek Salad

As you can see, I crushed the feta cheese. But depending on the type of cheese used, it can be cut into cubes or put the whole cheese.

Mix again easily, and ready, in my opinion, this is the best Greek salad recipe.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Served in a Bowl

How We Served The Greek Salad?

It recommends consuming it as a vegetarian salad or a side dish with pork steaks or beef steaks, roasted chicken legs, or sweet chicken wings.

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Served in a Bowl

If you like salads as much as I do, I recommend some delicious salad recipes from our blog, and I invite you to try them, such as:

The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Served in a Bowl

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The Best Greek Salad Recipe-Served in a Bowl

The Best Greek Salad recipe

Laci
With the thought of the Mediterranean holidays, I invite you to make it together, step by step, the best Greek salad recipe. It is delicious, comforting and very easy to make.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 portions
Calories 542 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 piece red onion
  • 1 piece English cucumber
  • 3 pieces tomatoes
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 100 g olives
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 pieces lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Cut the onion into four, then slice it. Cut the cucumber along in two, remove the core with a teaspoon and slice it. Cut the tomatoes into four and cut into slices.
  • In a bowl mix the olive oil with lemon juice and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Add in dressing on the turn, onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta and olives. Mix easily.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 542kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 13gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 2784mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8g
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Ghulam Mohyudin

Friday 10th of April 2020

Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

Ghulam Mohyudin

Friday 10th of April 2020

Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

Ghulam Mohyudin

Friday 10th of April 2020

Good to know that works too! I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

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