What is a traditional Greek salad?

A traditional Greek salad is a simple dish made from a variety of vegetables, including cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and olives. The vegetables are usually crisp-tender and served cold on top of a bed of lettuce. Traditional Greek salads also include feta cheese, which adds a salty tang that pairs well with the fresh vegetables and dressed typically with olive oil seasoned with salt and oregano.

This recipe is an American-style Greek salad, i.e. a lettuce salad with Greek-inspired ingredients. Most of the ingredients used in this recipe are standard elements of this American-style salad, the only exception is there is no olive in it.

Calories in Greek salad

A traditional Greek salad has between 230 and 460 calories depending on the ingredients you choose to include in it. It also has between 8 and 25 grams of fat and between 2 and 7 grams of saturated fat per serving.

The calories in a serving of this healthy Greek salad recipe will be relatively low: The average serving has around 115 Calories.

This recipe yields 4 servings.


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Greek Salad Ingredients:

  • 6 oz (170 g) romaine lettuce (torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 tomato (seeded & chopped)
  • 1/2 medium red onion (sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (peeled, seeded & chopped)
  • 3 oz (85 g) crumbled low-fat feta cheese

Easy greek salad dressing recipe:

  • 2 1/2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 sachet sweetener
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How to make greek salad:

  1. Whisk together ingredients for salad dressing in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add in lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, and crumbled feta, and toss until well mixed.
  3. Serve.
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Healthy Greek Salad Recipe

This recipe is an American-style Greek salad recipe, i.e. a lettuce salad with Greek-inspired ingredients. Most of the ingredients used in this recipe are standard elements of this American-style salad, the only exception is there is no olive in it.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serving
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 oz 170 g romaine lettuce (torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 tomato seeded & chopped
  • ½ medium red onion sliced
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded & chopped
  • 3 oz 85 g crumbled low-fat feta cheese

Easy Greek Salad Dressing Recipe:

  • 2 ½ tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 sachet sweetener

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together ingredients for salad dressing in a large salad bowl.
  • Add in lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, and crumbled feta, and toss until well mixed.
  • Serve.

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Notes

This recipe yields 4 servings. The calories in a serving of this healthy Greek salad recipe will be relatively low: The average serving has around 115 Calories.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 633mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 4023IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
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