Dad's Greek Salad Recipe
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Dad's Greek Salad Recipe

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The heart of a Greek salad is in the olives, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes. Dress it with olive oil and vinegar, then add more olives and cheese. —Arge Salvatori, Little Ferry, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups (about 6) thinly sliced English cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, optional
  • 3/4 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 148 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat.


  1. Place tomatoes, cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and, if desired, oregano until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Top with olives and cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Dad's Greek Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 236215
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"I didn't have tomatoes! I'd used 2 thinly sliced REGULAR cukes, about 3/4 cup thinly sliced radishes, 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 small red onion, thinly sliced, 1/4 tsp. salad seasoning instead of salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and LESS feta cheese since I'm the only one eating this salad. I think this recipe is wonderful! I admit that I am NOT an olive fan! I omitted the olives called for in the recipe! The dressing made for a tangy, tasty addition to this colorful salad! Thank you, Arge Salvatori, for sharing this recipe from your Dad! This is a recipe I plan to use often-I love the flavor! delowenstein"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 233235
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"The salad was simple to prepare and the taste was incredible. This recipe is going into my recipe file..Thank you !!"

Aula User ID: 1127835 231882
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"Delicious. Thank you, Arge, for sharing your dad's recipe."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 227942
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"I am a fan of feta and it drew the fkavors together in this salad really well!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 227360
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"We thoroughly enjoyed this salad! It is very flavorful. Love oregano dressings and the feta was just right. Colorful, too. This is a keeper!"

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