Greek Salad are the perfect warm weather salad with simple ingredients!
The first time I had Greek Salad in my life was when I visited Greece. Weird as it may sound but I never really had proper Greek salad before. I was quite surprised with the simplicity of this salad. We often find ourselves with leftover cucumbers, tomatoes and onions lying around and I more than often run out of ideas to put them to use.
This salad screams summer and is the perfect salad for rising temps!
Perfect salad to take to picnics, to take to work for lunch or as a low calorie but filling alternative to salads with those fattening dressings. The best part is that it maintains its crunch without the dressing for a quite a long time and so perfect to as a make ahead salad.
It saves the day when I have no inspiration for cooking and to me when its 90 degrees outside, this cool salad keeps me sane.
You can serve it along with some meat, grilled veggies, flat bread with feta or it even tastes good with some gravy and rice. I served this along with avocado egg rolls.
- 2 small persian cucumbers,chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ½ large red onion, chopped
- handful of spinach leaves
- 8-10 green or black olives
- 4-5 Tbsp fresh feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup or honey or sugar
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- In a bowl add cucumbers, tomato, red onion, spinach leaves and olives. In a separate bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and whisk until combined properly. Just before serving add dressing to the salad. Mix properly and add feta cheese. Serve.
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ela@GrayApron saysMay 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM
yeah…I can see myself eating this salad all Summer long..
naivecookcooks saysMay 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM
I know right?!! I love such simple easy salads for summer!
Mama's Gotta Bake saysMay 20, 2014 at 9:24 PM
I love Greek salads! Yours looks so good. I will have to give that dressing a try. Don’t tell anybody, but sometimes I use bottled dressing. So much better when its fresh!
naivecookcooks saysMay 20, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Thanks and I hope you like it!
cheri saysMay 20, 2014 at 11:30 PM
What a gorgeous salad, love this dressing!
naivecookcooks saysMay 21, 2014 at 1:38 AM
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com saysMay 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM
I love the sound of your dressing – perfect on this yummy salad!!
naivecookcooks saysMay 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Thanks Shashi! let me know how you like it!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella saysMay 21, 2014 at 7:44 AM
That looks so colourful, crisp and flavoursome! 😀
naivecookcooks saysMay 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Thanks Lorraine! I love a colorful salad too!
Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron saysMay 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM
Yummers…love a nice, cool & crisp Greek salad
naivecookcooks saysMay 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM