Greek Salad


This Greek salad recipe is incredibly good! It's nice and tangy and tastes even better in the summer when tomatoes and cucumbers are at their best.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Make a restaurant-worthy dish at home with this top-rated Greek salad recipe. 

How to Make Greek Salad

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

What Is In Greek Salad?

This Greek salad is a delicious combination of romaine lettuce, sliced cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, pitted black olives (or Kalamata olives), red and green bell peppers, a red onion, and feta cheese. 

The dressing is a simple mixture of olive oil, a juiced lemon, dried oregano, and ground black pepper. 

How to Make Homemade Greek Salad

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl, mix up the dressing in another bowl, and toss the salad in the dressing. That’s how easy it is to make Greek salad with a homemade dressing! You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below. 

Can You Make Greek Salad Ahead of Time? 

You can make the Greek salad dressing a few days in advance — just store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. We recommend throwing the salad ingredients just before serving for the most delicious results. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“This was so good,” raves one Allrecipes community member. “I made it for some friends that came over for dinner and it was a big hit. I will for sure make this often. It would be great for a light lunch.”

“A simply wonderful salad,” raves one Allrecipes community member. “Very easy to prepare. The dressing works beautifully with the feta. I've made it several times in the past few weeks and loved it every time.”

“All the flavors went well together and the dressing was nice and light,” says collegechef08. “I keep a lot of these ingredients on hand so I'll be making this often.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 head romaine lettuce- rinsed, dried and chopped

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can pitted black olives

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, and red onion in a large bowl; sprinkle with feta cheese.

    Greek salad with dressing on side

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  2. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad, toss well to combine, and serve.

    Greek salad with lemons

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  3. Pour dressing over salad, toss well to combine, and serve.

    looking down at a large bowl of Greek salad with olives, red onions, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
22g Fat
14g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 79mg 395%
Calcium 201mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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