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Dad’s Greek Salad

The heart of a Greek salad recipe 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


  • 4 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups 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 crumbled feta cheese


  • Place tomatoes, cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and, if desired, oregano until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Top with olives and cheese.
Nutrition 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.

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  • dublinlab
    Feb 11, 2020

    I love this type of said. A great lunch with a crusty bun. Delicious. Janet VFE

  • Debglass11
    Jun 5, 2019

    Great salad - very refreshing and delicious. I had alot of romaine lettuce in the fridge, so I chopped some up and added it to the salad. Everything else remained the same, except I did double the dressing and added a touch more vinegar and a pinch of sugar. We loved this and will keep this recipe on hand, especially in the summer when tomatoes and cucumbers are plentiful! Great salad that would go well with any main dish!

  • amehart
    Jul 7, 2018

    Really good but need to tweak the seasonings a bit for my family as we like things more spicy. Will definitely make often this summer as the flavors are wonderful together.

  • rustedgold1
    Feb 1, 2018

    Very fresh and delicious flavors! Loved it!

  • delowenstein
    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
    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
    Aug 27, 2015

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

  • aug2295
    Jun 14, 2015

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

  • annrms
    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!