Greek Salad

Traditional Greek Salad Recipe

  • Author: Suzy Karadsheh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves up to 6


A truly traditional Greek Salad with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, and creamy feta cheese; plus tips and a step-by-step video.



  • 4 Medium juicy tomatoes, preferably organic tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber, or 3/4 English (hot house) cucumber preferred, partially peeled making a striped pattern
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored
  • 1 medium red onion
  • Greek pitted Kalamata olives
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 4 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek olive oil)
  • 12 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Blocks of Greek feta (do not crumble) a good amount to your liking
  • 1/2 tbsp quality dried oregano


  1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges or large chunks (I sliced some and cut the rest in wedges).
  2. Cut the partially peeled cucumber in half length-wise, then slice into thick halves (at least 1/2″ in thickness)
  3. Thinly slice the bell pepper into rings.
  4. Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice into half moons.
  5. Place everything in a large salad dish. Add a good handful of the pitted kalamata olives.
  6. Season very lightly with salt (just a pinch). Pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  7. Give everything a very gentle toss to mix; do NOT over mix, this salad is not meant to be handled too much.
  8. Now add the the feta blocks on top. Sprinkle the dried oregano.
  9. Serve with crusty bread!


  • Leftovers? You can refrigerate leftovers for 2 nights or so.
  • Recommended for this Recipe: Our Early Harvest¬†Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives!)
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  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Greek salad, Traditional Greek Salad, Greek salad recipe, horiatiki