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Greek Tomato Salad

"My German father-in-law loves to vacation in Greece," relates Jerry Lappin of Garden City, Kansas. "After a stay on the sunny beaches of Rhodes, he game me the recipe for this zesty salad, full of fresh tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, ripe olives and feta cheese. I like to serve it for a light lunch with sourdough, French or Italian bread."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 6 medium pitted whole ripe olives, halved
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  • In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Add red onion and green pepper; toss to coat. Stir in tomatoes, olives and cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 120 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • annrms
    Jun 3, 2019

    Greatly enjoyed this tomato salad. I used Campari tomatoes which were ripe and flavorful. Used Vidalia onion and tri-color bell peppers because that is what I had. DH only enjoyes Castelvetrano green olives so that's what went into the mix. Loved the feta cheese...made a creamy and salty “dressing” when mixed with the seasonings, vinegar, and oil. Skipped the sugar...IMO not needed. Will make this many more times.

  • amehart
    May 8, 2018

    Outstanding salad - everyone loved it! Made as is except used Stevia in place of sugar. Couldn't tell any difference and will definitely be making this often throughout the summer as our own garden tomatoes ripen.

  • allharrymama
    Mar 31, 2016

    This is a family favorite and one requested at church summer picnics. My children fight over the dressing when the vegetables have all been eaten.

  • tpdlady_306
    Jun 22, 2012

    Simple and tasty! Worth it.

  • MariaS.
    Jun 27, 2011

    True Classic Greek Salad!!!