Greek Salad — Damn Delicious

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Greek Salad

This healthy Greek salad is so easy to whip up, and it’s absolutely amazing when tossed in a light and refreshing lemon vinaigrette!

I’ve always thought that I hated Greek salads. Every time I’d go to a restaurant to order a salad, the Greek one would always get overlooked. I don’t know why. It was never “my style” of food.

But with all the salads I’ve been consuming left and right this month, I thought I should give the Greek salad thing a second chance. I mean, with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, sliced red onion, Kalamata olives, and crumbly goat cheese on a bed of fresh romaine, what could go wrong?

Nothing! Absolutely nothing went wrong. In fact, this has ironically become one of my favorite salads! It really doesn’t take much to put together and with a tangy, sweet lemon vinaigrette, it’s absolute perfection.

Greek Salad

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This healthy Greek salad is absolutely amazing when tossed in a light and refreshing lemon vinaigrette!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the lemon vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar

Directions:

  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon zest and juice and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, goat cheese and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.

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37 comments

These images are your SIGNATURE. I love them. So so so much. Gorgeous salad! Simple things like this really ARE the best!

Thank you, friend! I got pretty lucky on the lighting on this one!

Can I just dive right into the center of that bowl?! Greek Salad is pree much my most favorite thing ever so I am all over this. Better yet, I want to be in it

Greek salads are my favorite! I order them all the time when we go out to eat … although I have yet to make them at home. Which is weird considering I’m obsessed : ) haha need to change that! This looks awesome!

Bright, tangy and fresh! I could not think of a better salad for the middle of the week!

These photos are GORGEOUS! I’d forgotten about Greek salad somehow–thanks for the reminder to get this freshness back into my bowl/life!

Your salads constantly have me drooling! And this is no exception. I love Greek salad, I can’t wait to try your recipe Chung-Ah!

That is a beautiful salad, love all the vivid colors. Great recipe 🙂

This salad looks so refreshing! I tend to forget about Greek salads too. Wish I had a big bowl of this for lunch today. 🙂 Love your photos!

Beautiful! Greek is my favourite salad and yours looks like it should be my lunch 🙂

Beautiful images as always. Even the healthiest of salads looks irresistible!

I too prefer other salads and I’d probably get cobb salad or something like that. I don’t know why! Maybe Greek Salad seems simple that I could make at home (but then I don’t). Your photos are so tempting and making me want to eat some. I love all your salad recipes lately. Really inspiring!

I love Greek salad, wish this was in front of me for dinner tonight!

I have to say I’m a sucker for a good Greek Salad. Your lighting is stunning!

Hands down, favorite salad ever! Yours looks SO fresh and colorful, Chung-Ah!

I cannot say no to a greek salad! This is fantastic 🙂 can’t wait to eat this up.

So delicious!! I added grilled chicken to ours. The dressing is amazing! So light and tangy. Perfect for a hot Texas evening!
Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️

Just made this salad and I have to say I already want it tomorrow night too !! Excellent. The dressing is absolutely fantastic. Thanks for a new addition to a tired collection of recipes !!

Yum!…But your recipe calls for goat cheese instead of feta….is that a mistake?

No, it is not a mistake. A traditional Greek salad does have feta cheese, but I actually prefer goat cheese over feta. But please feel free to add the cheese you like most.

My wife prefers goat cheese, too. I think your recipes are great! I, too, love an excellent Greek salad. Thanks!

This was a very tasty salad. I live with a roommate and cook only for myself, I’m also pretty new to any kind of cooking/food prep, but when I read reviews I am looking for pointers so here are mine: the amount of salad dressing you get from this recipe was enough for 4 servings of the salad in my opinion. I also used the import recipe function on myfitnesspal.com and found that the salad had 139 calories per serving, shocking considering the quantity you are getting, and the dressing had 167 calories per serving AFTER I split it into 4 servings, not as two. Woah. Most of the calories came from the olive oil, so if you want less calories or less dressing if you really only intend to make two servings anyway, I’d cut back there, but I’m not sure how that could affect the taste/consistency. Either way, the dressing was really yummy and it was all around a great dish. I made it for dinner one night and took the 2nd half to work for lunch the next. I also didn’t use olives or as much cucumber as is called for because I don’t like olives and only mildly like cucumber – but all of this can be updated when you import the recipe on myfitnesspal. Hope this was helpful 🙂

I LOVEEEE all of your recipes I’ve tried…the lemon orzo chicken soup being one of my go-tos now! On another note, how many calories is in each serving of this salad? I love Greek salads, but I am counting calories and need to record this if I prepare it. Thanks!!

​Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

Thanks so much! I’m using My Fitness Pal, so I should be able to calculate it there. This is for sure my favorite food blog right now! Love it! 🙂 If you ever need a recipe tester or guest blogger, I’d love to help. I’m in PR and enjoy writing…and cooking!

How many calories are in this salad? 🙂

Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

This was really really good. But you could easily cut the dressing in half and have plenty to coat the two servings as outlined in recipe.

Beautiful salad!
Ho long can I store the dressing in the refrigerator?

A few days but methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with.

I love Greek salad, but why I don’t see the feta as a part of the ingredients?
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Made this recipe over the weekend and my family loved it.

400g chopped romaine lettuce
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
75g cherry tomatoes, halved
34g sliced Kalamata olives
55g crumbled goat cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE LEMON VINAIGRETTE
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar

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