This is the one and only Greek salad recipe that you'll ever need! Enjoy this Greek salad for summer BBQs, Greek dinner parties, picnics, and more. Ripe, red tomatoes will yield the best result. Serve with loads of good crusty bread to mop up the gorgeous juices.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut your tomatoes into wedges over the bowl that you're serving the salad in, so that any extra juices land in the bowl. Add onion slices. Liberally season with salt and oregano. Mix and allow tomatoes to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours, so that the salt releases the tomatoes' juices.

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  • Mix in feta cheese, cucumber, bell pepper, and olives just before serving. Stir everything together. Drizzle with olive oil.

Cook's Note:

Don't skip the salting and resting step! The tomatoes' acidic juices combine with the olive oil to make the perfect dressing, with no need to add vinegar or lemon juice at the end. To encourage the juices to release, give the tomatoes an occasional stir while resting.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; fat 17.7g 27% DV; cholesterol 25.1mg 8% DV; sodium 486.1mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2020
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03/12/2020
I add lemon juice for some zing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2020
I lived in Greece for 2years and YES!! this is the real thing !! When I got home everyone kept presenting a bowl full of lettuce with the other veggies and calling it a "Greek Salad" and I would say no it's not. But thank you for putting it on line for the rest to see. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2020
Loved it - I made it with everything, tomato, feta, cucumber, pepper, olives, the whole nine yards :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2020
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09/16/2020
This salted tomato trick changed my life. Thanks, Diana! Read More