Easy Greek Salad tossed with a delicious and simple Homemade Dressing.
I whole-heartedly admit that I am not a salad eater. In fact, I sort of despise salads. So much chewing and so much boringness. (Is that a word?)
When I’m out to dinner with my husband, he’s the one that orders a salad and I’ll order the steak. 🙂 On girl’s weekend trips with my sisters, they’re all so excited to order a salad at whatever restaurant we go to and I’m like, pizza please!
However… I am a huge fan of anything with feta cheese and kalamata olives. In fact, if it’s anything greek or mediterranean, count me in! My husband loves greek food too so I found myself with a crisper drawer full of lettuce, tomato and cucumber as well as feta cheese and olives. I threw together this salad and made a yummy light olive oil based herb dressing. I tried it and you know what? I LIKED IT. A lot. So much that I’m putting it on here for you to try.
The dressing is light and tastes amazing tossed together with the chopped veggies. Feel free to add grilled chicken to make it heartier or double it to make more (this serves about 2-3 people). I’m thinking I need to give salads more of a chance now! I’ll definitely be making this one again and again!
Easy Greek Salad with Homemade Dressing
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce chopped
- 1/2 of a large tomato diced
- 1/2 cucumber diced
- 2 green onions sliced
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled low-fat feta cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/4 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 1/2 tsp. parmesan cheese grated
- 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp. garlic finely diced or put through a press
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. salt or more for taste
- 1/4 tsp. pepper or more for taste
- Combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green onions and olives in a large bowl.
- In a mason jar, combine olive oil, vinegar, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Place lid on jar and shake until combined.
- When ready to serve/eat salad, pour dressing over lettuce mixture and toss with feta cheese. Enjoy!
Looking for more salads? Check these out:
Kale & Quinoa Salad
Best Ever Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
This post cracked me up! I love salad, so I’m the one to order that and my hubby always gets steak. But I am with you on the pizza – pizza tops salad any day! I love Greek salad, and your dressing sounds great!
i love feta cheese. The salad looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
I agree! A salad has to be AMAZING to get me to even think about it! This looks like a winner 🙂
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It’s the opposite around here, Jen…..I LOVE salads and always order them at restaurants. Hubby gets the steak 🙂 I love a good Greek salad and especially a good homemade dressing….thanks for the recipe!
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Oh, this salad looks divine! I know what you mean about salads being boring, but this salad looks far from that! 🙂
Love the look of this fresh, yummy salad! I am checking this out from the totally tasty tuesday link party!
This was so good! It tasted exactly how I hoped it would. I don’t eat olives (I know, weird!) so I think next time I might use a little less cumin… but my fiance had his with olives, and said it was perfect. We’ll definitely share this healthy recipe with friends. Thanks!
I love Greek salads and will definately try this dressing. But because I have migraines I’ll use goat cheese instead of feta. Thanks