Greek Summer Salad

Greek Summer Salad

This easy Greek summer salad is perfect if you have a garden overrun with fresh vegetables. Or, you’ve gotten a great CSA box or had a nice pick-up from the farmer’s market. Greek summer salad is easy and you can add or remove ingredients to your liking. I know it’s hard in these times to safely acquire food and sometimes you are not going to get all the things on your list. This salad is forgiving. Add or take out what works for you. The Greek salad dressing is tangy and easy to make.

I recommend making the salad dressing first. The ingredients meld together and become more flavorful if they have time to settle and get to know each other before you shake them all up and pour them on the salad. We eat a lot of salads for lunch at our house so I double, sometimes even triple the recipe and keep it in a mason jar in the fridge.

If you’d like to make this more of a main meal, add in 1/2 can of your favorite beans and/or some albacore tuna. I love to add white beans or great northern beans. But you could add whatever you have on hand, like chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, etc.

For other light summer salads, try my cranberry walnut spinach salad with sesame dressing; Caprese salad; black bean and corn salad; or grilled chicken with balsamic fig dressing.

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Greek Summer Salad

Greek Summer Salad

Refreshing, tangy summer salad with flexible ingredients.  Can be a light salad or a hearty meal.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Ingredients

For the Salad Dressing:
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Greek Summer Salad:
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sliced Kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. All all salad dressing ingredients to a mason jar or bowl.  Shake/whisk together.  Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.
    Drizzle with dressing, top with feta cheese.

Notes

If you’d like to make this salad more of a main meal, feel free to add in 1/2 cup of your favorite canned beans and some albacore tuna.

Keywords: salad, healthy, Greek, Mediterranean

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