Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Until we went to Greece, we always made Greek salad with lettuce. Now we know this is the way they do it in Greece, and it's so much better (not to mention simple)! The amounts used are rough guides, you can adjust them to your taste.


  1. Start by chopping up the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and celery.
  2. Make sure they are nice and chunky.
  3. Throw in a large bowl, adding as many olives as you care for.
  4. Roughly slice the feta cheese and mix that in too.
  5. The dressing is roughly half olive oil, one quarter vinegar and one quarter lemon juice with pepper added to taste.
  6. Mix up as much as you feel you need, pour over the salad and enjoy.


Most Helpful

Excellent Greek Salad. I agree I like it without the letttuce. I found your instructions a bit vague I had no problem following them but I have made many Greek salads but for some one new to cooking I think they would be difficult to follow. I believe your intent is to allow each of us to match the recipe to suit our taste buds, right? I found that vinegar & lemon would be too strong so I used only lemon juice. Next time I will add 2 anchovie fillets. Thanks, Friedel, the salad was enjoyed by all

Bergy July 07, 2002

This was absolutely delicious. I was looking for something to use feta cheese in (a new cheese for me) and this recipe sounded really good. I watched with trepidation as my husband dished some up, then with relief when he continued eating after the first bite. This was so awesome; he went back for seconds and wanted more, but realized if he didn't stop there wouldn't be any for me to pack in his lunch tomorrow. I had to leave the cucumber out because I went out to the garden only to find the chickens had wiped out my cucumbers, plants and all. This will definitely be served in our house in the future. Thanks for posting this recipe Friedel!

Cindy Lynn September 05, 2002

Excellent! I made this as part of our dinner last night. I had to used black pitted olives out of the can due to have younger kids in the house - but we all enjoyed it very much! I served it with pita, hummus and the recently posted Greek Souvlaki recipe. A great meal!

Ridgely September 02, 2002

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