Greek Tomato Salad – a healthy salad sans lettuce that is fresh and full of flavor!
Kids are not the only ones who have a hard time eating their veggies. I adore fruit but put a veggie in front of me and I have to make myself eat it! My older two boys are actually pretty good at eating their vegetables. My nine-year old will usually eat vegetables over fruit (what the heck?!).
Now, it’s no secret that I am not a salad person. We’ve talked about this before. But I’m finding out that most salads are not created equal. There’s those boring salads with wilted lettuce and watery dressing or…there’s Greek Tomato Salad!
I remember when my mom used to slice up tomatoes and put salt and pepper on them and try to serve them to us with dinner. I hated them! They were slimy and weird. Now as an adult, I love tomatoes!
And I love Greek food. I made this greek salad not long ago and it’s one of my favorite green salads, which says a lot coming from this girl. But greek tomato salad? It’s like manna from heaven! This is the EASIEST way to eat those veggies because holy cow, they taste amazing!
In a nutshell, the salad combines tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, olives and feta cheese with the most amazing light oil dressing. I’m not lying to you when I say that I ate the entire salad by myself after I took pictures of it. Greek Tomato Salad? It’s Jen approved.
Greek Tomato Salad
- 4 medium tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
- 1/2 of a cucumber peeled, halved and sliced
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 8 kalamata olives sliced
- 3 Tbsp. low-fat feta cheese
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/4 tsp . basil
- 1/8 tsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Combine tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, olives and cheese in a medium sized bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.
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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
I LOVE Greek salad Jen! And love how simple you’ve made this 🙂
Thanks Chelsea!! It’s SO simple, it’s crazy!!!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I loooove Greek salad AND tomatoes, so this looks amazing to me, Jen! Beautiful photos as always 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks Andi!! It is seriously so good and I don’t even like tomatoes that much! Thanks for the pin!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Jen, I am totally with you on salad–I have a hard time loving them too. But I can totally get on board with this version, especially with all the Greek flavors!
YES Amy!! FInally I meet another person that’s not a green salad fan, haha! thanks for stopping by!
Oooooooooooooo – I LOVE tomatoes – so this is a perfect salad for me. YUM!
You totally have to try it, Gina! It is the BOMB!!! Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂
Jen this looks SO yummy! Pinned and shared on Google+ – I can’t wait to make it. P.S. I have your French dip sandwiches on the menu for this week again they were SO good 😉
I love the Greek Salad. I’ve made something similar to this years ago just because I thought it would taste good, but I forgot about it. Thanks Jen.
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Love this twist on a salad! I’m a huge tomato fan too!
Can’t wait till our tomatoes are ready for picking so I can make this salad. Yum.
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