Greek Feta Salad

4.75 from 12 votes

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Your next meal is this amazing Greek Feta Salad , a comforting take on a traditional recipe. Featuring the star ⭐ ingredient, fresh feta (always from a block in brine!), this salad is made with a drool worthy dressing that pairs with freshly chopped veggies. Made from mashed feta, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and 🌿 herbs, this dressing will bring your Greek salad experience to the next level.

Why You’ll Love Greek Feta Salad

With its creamy feta dressing and customizable ingredients, this salad is the perfect choice for any occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned fan of 🇬🇷 Greek cuisine or simply looking for a flavorful salad option, this recipe is sure to impress. Embrace the flexibility to adjust the ingredients to your liking, and enjoy the delicious simplicity of this creamy 🧀 dish.

How to Prepare Greek Feta Salad

🍅 Cut the tomato in half, removing the stem. Then, cut each half into equal pieces. The size of the pieces can vary according to preference.

🥒 Next, cut the cucumber in half and slice each half into half moons.

🧅 Thinly slice the red onion and add it to a bowl along with the kalamata olives.

🧀 Then in a separate bowl, mash the feta with a fork. Add oregano, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dill if desired. Mix well.

🥗 Pour the creamy feta mixture over the salad and toss to combine.

🧂 Lastly, taste and adjust for salt if necessary. Enjoy your Creamy Greek salad!

Nonna’s Tip

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. 

Greek Feta Salad

Variations and Substitutions for Greek Feta Salad

Feel free to mix and match ingredients for this Creamy Greek Salad based on what you have on hand and your personal preferences.

  1. Feel free to add other vegetables such as diced carrots, bell peppers, or thinly sliced radishes.
  2. Include leafy greens 🥬 such as spinach, arugula, or kale for added nutrition.
  3. Experiment with different 🌿 herbs and spices in the dressing such as basil, parsley, or thyme.
  4. Use balsamic vinegar or 🍋 lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar for a different flavor profile.
  5. Add some of your favorite cooked grains such as quinoa, couscous, or farro to your Creamy Greek Salad.

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Common Questions

What type of salt do you use?

I use Redmond Real Salt, please note that depending on the salt you use, your dish may be less or more salty. Salt is to taste so please always taste and adjust as you cook.

Can I use fresh oregano instead of dried?

Yes, you can certainly use fresh oregano in place of dried for this Creamy Greek Salad, 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. 

How do you remove the pits from your olives?

I use an olive/cherry pitter to remove the pits from my olives for my Creamy Greek Salad.

what type of feta do you recommend?

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. Look for feta in brine, never pre-crumbled. 

Greek Feta Salad

Greek Feta Salad

Your next meal is this amazing Greek Feta Salad, a comforting take on a traditional recipe with the perfect feta dressing!
4.75 from 12 votes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • ¼ English cucumber
  • ¼ red onion
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 100 grams Greek feta , ¼ pound
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar , or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, measure with your heart
  • ¼ cup fresh dill , finely chopped, optional
  • salt , more or less to taste

Instructions 

  • 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!

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Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 844mg, Potassium: 382mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1537IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 294mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was SO good! I will be making this salad as often as my wallet says that I can afford the good quality feta and olives. I would love to serve the dressing over some grilled lemon chicken sometime as well.

    1. So glad you’re using the best quality feta and olives, Rachel! It really makes a difference! Love the idea of using the dressing for some lemon chicken – yum!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 5 stars
    Am from zambia and I find joy in food and your meals are the joy to my life.you food is always looking fresh and .