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Typical Greek Salad with a Garlic Oregano Dressing

A traditional Greek salad features tomatoes, feta cheese and olives, but the following recipe for Greek salad takes this concept to the next level, featuring red onion, oregano and lemon juice as well, to make a tangy dressing. You can serve this delicious Mediterranean salad as a side dish or, in smaller portions, as an appetizer. Another idea is to toss some chopped cooked chicken or turkey to the salad and serve it as a complete lunch, maybe with some crusty bread on the side for mopping up the tasty juices.

This Greek salad is simple to prepare because you just need to combine the salad ingredients, combine the dressing ingredients, and then mix those two together to make the finished dish. There is no cooking involved, unless you are making this as a side dish for cooked meat or poultry, and then you will have to cook that.

Feel free to add chopped anchovies or capers to boost the saltiness, or even some crispy crumbled bacon. Most salad recipes are fine being tweaked and adding a little of what you fancy only makes them better. Try adding chopped bell pepper, hard-boiled egg slices, or walnut halves for a very different result. Also, you can use lime juice instead of lemon juice if that is what you have.

Red Onion and Feta Salad with Juicy Olives
Summary: Give a gift to your taste buds but making this wonderful Greek salad with lettuce, red onion, olives, tomatoes, and feta. The lemon, garlic and oregano dressing is also great.
Cuisine: Greek
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 chopped iceberg or Romaine lettuce
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 oz green olives
  • 6 oz black olives
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup cubed feta cheese
For the Garlic Oregano Dressing:
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Toss the lettuce, onion, olives, and feta cheese in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the extra-virgin olive oil with the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oregano, and black pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss, and serve.

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The decorative flowers in the photo are an optional touch but you can use them if you want. If you are using real flowers as a garnish make sure they are non-toxic! This colorful and healthy Greek salad recipe contains all the typical Greek ingredients you would expect. Serve this as a side dish for lamb burgers, chicken, or steak, or by itself for a healthy lunch. If you like your salad recipes to combine smoothness with crunch, lots of colors and textures, as well as plenty of visual appeal, this Mediterranean salad is a winner.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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