Okay, let’s start with the basics! Greek salad is the most common summer salad in Greece. I don’t know even one Greek tavern or restaurant that doesn’t serve it. If you wonder why, take a look at the recipe below… It’s really simple, quick, delicious and the ingredients are easy to find (at least in Greece).


4 Servings 
3 tomatoes
2 peppers
1 cucumber
½ red onion
3 ½ oz (100 grams) Feta cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil
A pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
Some olives (green or black)


1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges.
2. Cut the peppers into rings.
3. Pill the cucumber and cut into small pieces.
4. Slice onion into rings.
5. Cut the Feta into cubes.
6. Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
7. Add the salt, the dried oregano, the olive oil and the olives.
8. Toss everything together.


  • Don’t stick to the vegetables proportion. It doesn’t matter if you use 3-4 tomatoes it is a matter of taste nobody will understand the difference. 
  • Try to find biologic vegetables, I know they are more expensive but the smell and taste will be much better. 
  • Soak the onions rings into a bowl of water for a quarter. The water will reduce the burning when you eat them (As far for the smell of your breath after eating them sorry I don’t know any tips…) 
  • Use low fat feta if you are keeping a low fat diet.


Use the following ingredients: vinegar, lemon, mustard, mint, garlic, pepper, lettuce and basil! Just DON’T! Maybe some of them look really good choices but these aren’t used in Greek salad.


Combine the salad with fresh, bread and don’t be shy to soak your bread to the bowl!! It may be a rude eating habit but the olive oil with the juices of the vegetables and the bread are so delicious!


  1. Thanks for this recipe. I've been looking for a traditional Greek Salad - this is great. Even better is your list of what NOT to put in :)

    I have been to the Greek Islands many times - the food was always excellent - this brings back many happy memories.

  2. Thanks for commenting! I am really glad to hear that you like my recipe! I hope you like the following Greek recipes too! Best wishes!