Fresh, simple and oh-so good for ya, try this tasty Greek salad with homemade lemon-garlic vinaigrette! Perfection served with a pile of warm pita bread.
Mark and I love Greek food, and I try to cook tasty takes on light, fresh Greek dishes as often as possible. Almost every time we have friends over, we make this salad, pop some hummus and warm pita bread on the table, and dinner is served. Everyone always loves it!
Just, uh, ignore the fact that I totally forgot to add olives. Scatterbrain much?
I also love that this gorgeous Greek salad is simple enough to whip up for weeknight dinners. Anything that makes Monday through Friday more bearable is a winner in my book!
For an easy weeknight meal, I often serve it with grilled chicken and garlic bread. For guests or a crowd, I’ll serve it with pita bread and grilled chicken with tzatziki sauce. A hummus or feta dip and a lemony dessert are great additions, too.
With a refreshing lemon-garlic vinaigrette, this salad is so delicious you won’t even realize you’re getting your greens. Opt for fat-free feta if you can, which is just as flavorful as the full fat variety. Nothing better than a guilt-free cheese!
You’ll love this easy, scrumptious salad for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you still want something quick. Grab the ingredients and make it a Greek night!
Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
- Greek Salad
- 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 4 plum tomatoes, cut into large chunks
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
- 30 pitted Kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
- 3/4 cups 6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
- 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- Lemon Vinaigrette, can be made 1 day ahead
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3-4 turns freshly ground black pepper
- Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently to evenly distribute.
- Add all vinaigrette ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined, or pulse a few times in a food processor until mixed well (a good time-saver). Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
- Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Toss with tongs or clean hands, and serve (see below for suggestions).
Such a refreshing look! Beautiful, delicious, and spring-ish! I love the lemon vinaigrette here and I will be trying this.
I’m not much of a greek salad person but I’d gladly devour this in seconds!
Love that lemon vinaigrette! Gorgeous salad!
All I can say is Mmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm! This looks oh so tasty. xx. McKenna Lou
I adore Greek salad too and have never figured out how to make the zesty vinaigrette that goes on them , so I’m very excited about your dressing recipe! Looks crisp and refreshing, my dear! :)
The Greek Salad is one of my top favorite summer meals. Well played!
It looks so fresh and inviting!
A dinner of salad, hummus and pitas sounds AWESOME to me! i can never get enough!
I do too! I could eat anything with feta every day of the week! Your version looks fabulous.
SO fresh and vibrant! I could eat this salad every single day.
What a gorgeous salad! And, Greek salad just happens to be one of my favorites. I love the golden hue of that vinaigrette too. Just lovely!
This Greek salad is so sunny & bright! Send some over here please :)
Greek salad is one of my favorites, love that lemon vinaigrette!
Such a beautiful salad, Georgia! I love the lemon vinaigrette. It compliments this salad so well.
Beautiful pictures! So bright and sunny!!
Being part Greek, there’s a major place in my heart for a good Greek salad. Yours looks bright and fresh, and that lemon vinaigrette sounds divine!
I love salads and Greek salads are one of my very favorites so your photos are really making me smile ;-). So fresh and lovely!
This is a simple and absolutely perfect meal!
my hubby loves greek food…and he would so be loving this salad dressing.
Georgia, your food styling and photography is stunning here! You make a simple fresh salad look so beautiful and inviting. xo
I love Greek salads, but usually make mine without lettuce. Either way, they’re delicious. Sometimes I make vinaigrette as you do with both lemon juice and red wine vinegar and sometimes I make it with just lemon juice. They’re both great.
This salad looks so fresh and delicious! I love the lemon vinaigrette.
This looks amazingly good! I love your photos!
This Greek Salad is so refreshing and colourful :D