27/07/2015

Quick and Easy Greek Salad

This Quick and Easy Greek Salad is authentic and so delicious! It makes the perfect light lunch or a great side dish for your next Greek-inspired meal!

Easy Greek Salad www.thebusybaker.ca

Easy Greek Salad www.thebusybaker.ca
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I've mentioned before that my husband and I spent 8 weeks during the summer of 2010 in Europe and we spent 4 of those weeks in Greece. It was pretty much the best summer ever (that's an understatement) and it had a huge influence on my culinary style. Since the Mediterranean countries are known for their fresh, healthy diets, one of the things we got used to eating was Greek salad; we ate it two, three or even four times a day. And can you blame us??

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We ate it in big cities, small towns, tourist traps, off the beaten-path, and even on a sailboat. Now, it's one of the things I make most often at home...it's so healthy and it's simple and easy to prepare in under 5 minutes.

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Yes, that's right. I said 5 minutes. And if I can do it in 5 minutes, so can you because my chopping skills are horrendous. Seriously, they're so bad I can almost hearing Gordon Ramsay yelling at me every time I reach for my chef's knife...it's not pretty.

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I love preparing this salad with cherry tomatoes to save some time chopping, and the dressing ingredients are just added straight to the bowl with the salad. Once everything is tossed well you'll be in Greek salad heaven, I promise! Everyone in my family loves this salad and it's one of those recipes I just keep coming back to again and again. I think you'll love it too!

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Quick and Easy Greek Salad (serves 4-6)

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You'll need:

1 green pepper
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 long English cucumber
1/2 small red onion
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (I sometimes use reduced-fat feta, but the authentic sheep's feta is the best!)
1/4 cup Kalamata olives 
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp Greek oregano


To make:

Wash and chop the green pepper and cucumber into bite-sized pieces at add them to a large bowl. Slice the red onion and add that too, along with the grape tomatoes.

Add the red wine vinegar, olive oil, basil and oregano to the bowl with the veggies. Toss everything together very well.

Add the crumbled feta cheese, and toss to combine. Sprinkle the Kalamata olives over the top, and you're done!


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That's it! It's really as easy as that, and takes under 5 minutes to throw together a gorgeous, fresh, colourful salad!

Because this salad is so quick and easy to prepare, I make it at least once a week for lunch with some grilled chicken on the side or for dinner alongside pasta dishes, grilled meats, fish - anything, really!

I hope you enjoy this easy healthy recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what's your favourite quick and easy healthy dish?

Looking for more delicious salads? You'll love this Grapefruit Arugula Salad, or my Classic Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad!

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17 comments:

  1. I am so envious of your trip to Greece--I have always wanted to go. Guess for now I have to transport myself there via this salad.

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    1. Kristen, I hope you get a chance to go someday! It's such a great place to visit!!

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  2. Sounds like that was an amazing trip! And your salad looks delicious. We love Greek salad, its a staple at our house too, especially now with all those delicious in season veggies :)

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    1. Thanks! It really was an amazing trip!

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  3. I LOVE Greek salads...they are sooooo yummy!! Thanks will give this a try!! So easy and simple!!

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    1. Thanks! It's amazing how something SO simple can be this delicious!

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  4. This is the salad I make for supper tonight. So yummy!

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    1. Thanks Helene! I hope you enjoyed it!

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  5. The best salads are simple ones. This recipe is great for this time of year especially, since tomatoes and cucumbers are ripe for the picking right now.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Aren't in-season veggies the best?!

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  6. I love Greek salad and this one looks so easy and delicious! Just in time for my tomatoes and cucumbers that are starting to ripen in the garden.

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  7. So quick, so easy and looks so good

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  8. I am totally with you on eating Greek Salad 5 times a day! :) I am pregnant, and live in teh tropics, and have been so hot the past few months! I have been making greek salad several times a week with dinner because I am craving the cool crispness of it! And my husband is thrilled anytime dinner includes feta and olives :)

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    1. That's great! It is a really good pregnancy food :) So fresh and colourful!

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  9. This Greek salad looks delicious and I love how simple it is! Beautiful pictures too :)

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