Crisp & Lemony Greek Salad Recipe to Break the Salad Rut

Still eating the same old green salad? Our Greek salad recipe adds punches of flavor and texture that will make your family love salad again.

Updated January 5, 2024
Greek Salad

We love classic Greek-inspired flavors like lemon, garlic, and feta cheese. And this salad has them in spades. Packed with crispy veggies, a lemony dressing, and salty feta and olives, this classic Greek salad is sure to become a family favorite. 

Classic Greek Salad Recipe

Serve this as a side or make it a main by adding some cooked chicken. It serves 4-6.


For the salad

  • 16 ounces of wild salad mix or 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 6 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 6 green onions chopped, white and green parts
  • 1 small red onion, diced fine
  • 1 cup of Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup of capers, drained
  • 8 ounces of Feta cheese or Halloumi cheese crumbled into ½-inch size bits

For the dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh oregano and thyme chopped fine to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the salad

In a large bowl, mix all the salad ingredients until well combined.

For the dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.
  2. Toss with the salad.

Salad Variations

For a fun variation on this salad, you could try adding:

  • 6 ounces of arugula
  • Chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 small bunch of chopped chives

Dressing Variations

A great variation on the salad dressing adds yummy garlic to the mix plus a hint of sweetness.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic pressed in a garlic press
  • ¼ teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Whisk and toss with the salad.

Your Family's Favorite Salad

This salad is quick and easy to throw together, and it's packed with flavor. It's the perfect substitution for your regular green salad.

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Crisp & Lemony Greek Salad Recipe to Break the Salad Rut