This creamy Greek salad is a traditional recipe with a twist. Fresh feta is arguably one of the most delicious parts of a Greek salad, and my feta dressing ensures there is feta in every bite. The dressing uses mashed feta (always from a block of feta in brine; never pre-crumbled) combined with red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and/or fresh dill. This is the creamiest Greek salad you will ever make.

You’ll want to serve this salad alongside some crusty bread, for soaking up all the delicious leftover juices. For a complete meal, serve with grilled or roasted fish, chicken, or lamb. This salad pairs wonderfully with my Grilled Chicken Thighs, Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast, or Chicken Souvlaki Skewers.

As always, I encourage you to measure everything with your heart, adding more of the ingredients you love, and omitting or minimizing ingredients you don’t love. As for me, I simply cannot get enough of this feta dressing!

Greek Salad

The Modern NonnaThe Modern Nonna
My creamy feta dressing ensures there is feta in every bite of this Greek salad. This dressing uses mashed feta (always from a block of feta in brine; never pre-crumbled) combined with red wine vinegar, olive oil, dill, and/or oregano. This is the creamiest Greek salad you will ever make.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • ¼ English cucumber
  • ¼ red onion
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 100 grams (1/4 pound) Greek feta
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, measure with your heart
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill (optional)
  • pinch of salt if needed


  • Cut the tomato in half (remove the stem), cut those halves in half and cut into equal pieces. You can dice them as small or as big as you prefer.
  • Cut the cucumber in half and slice each half into half moons. Cut the red onion into thin slices and add everything to a bowl with the kalamata olives.
  • In a separate bowl, add the feta and mash with a fork. Add in the oregano, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dill (if using). Mix well.
  • Pour the creamy feta mixture onto the salad and toss. Taste and adjust for salt if needed and enjoy!


You can also use fresh oregano in place of dried, and if you don’t like dill, you can use double the quantity of fresh or dried oregano in its place. Dried oregano varies in intensity, so always add a little at a time, taste, and then adjust the seasoning. 
My olive/cherry pitter is from Amazon and one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. Link for Amazon USA here OXO Good Grips Cherry & Olive Pitter and Amazon Canada link is here OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter :
You can use any feta you like or Bulgarian sirene, also known as Bulgarian white cheese. Always make sure you buy GOOD quality and FRESH feta from behind the deli counter where you can taste a piece of any you like. Look for feta in brine, never pre-crumbled. 
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5 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Am from zambia and I find joy in food and your meals are the joy to my food is always looking fresh and .

  2. 5 stars
    The BEST Greek salad; what a difference this small change makes to an absolute favourite classic. Thank-you for a wonderful life hack

  3. 5 stars
    So simple and so delicious! I made this last week when we had friends over for dinner. I made the recipe as written, although I didn’t have quite as much dill as is listed – I would have loved to include more and will next time. Everyone was blown away by this salad and felt that it was the star of the show! We all had seconds or thirds until every bit of salad was gone. I will never make Greek salad another way!

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