Traditional greek salad recipe

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  • Yield: 4 Servings


  • 7 oz (200 g) Greek feta cheese
  • ½ head of iceberg lettuce or 1 lettuce such as romaine or escarole, shredded or sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, cut into fourths
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 12 Greek black olives, pitted
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, such as oregano, flat-leaf parsley, mint, or basil
For the Dressing
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper
How to Make It
  1. Make the dressing by whisking together the oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper, in a small bowl. Set aside. Cut the feta cheese into cubes about 1 inch/2.5 cm square. Put the lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber in a salad bowl. Scatter over the cheese and toss together.
  2. Just before serving, whisk the dressing, pour over the salad greens, and toss together. Scatter over the olives and chopped herbs and serve.

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