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Simple Homemade Greek Salad

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Simple Homemade Greek Salad being served on table


10 minutes



This Simple Homemade Greek Salad is easy, authentic, and so dang delicious. Perfect for your next BBQ, as a side, or a main course.

You know this girl loves her Greek food and this Simple Homemade Greek Salad is an authentic, delicious salad made like a Greek salad right from your ancestor’s village… okay but, with a FoodByMaria twist of course.

This salad is loaded with all those fresh veggies you love, topped with a snap from the Quick Pickled Onions, and a creamy, lemon dressing. I promise you’ll love it.

Why you’ll love this Simple Homemade Greek Salad:

  • Loaded with fresh veggies
  • Tastes authentic and delicious
  • Topped with Quick Pickled Onions for more flavor
  • Can be made with 10 simple ingredients
  • Made in under 15 minutes
Big colorful bowl of Simple Homemade Greek Salad with hands placing it on table

How do you make this Simple Greek Salad?

This vegan recipe doesn’t get much easier than this. You’ll want to do the following to whip up this masterpiece:

Make the dressing

To make this dressing, it’ll only take you about 5 minutes and you can store it to use for future salads. This homemade dressing really will make this salad. Don’t take the lazy way out and go buy store-bought Greek dressing. It is not authentic, and less healthy for you. Plus, this dressing is so easy you have no excuse. All you do is:

  • To a medium-sized mason jar add all the ingredients and shake till well combined
  • Use immediately and store it in the fridge for at least 10 days

Head to the notes of this recipe below to learn how to make the Viral Greek Salad, which has a fun hack from Greek Grandmothers from all over the world.

Make the Quick Pickled Onions

These onions really take the salad to the next level and are so much better (in my opinion) than just using raw, simple red onions. Don’t get turned off by the word “pickled” because these don’t take that long to whip together and you won’t be waiting months for them to set in their jars. All you do is:

  • Combine all your ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and gently stir
  • Let the ingredients sit for at least 1 hour and max 3 days before eating

You can use these onions on a lot of things like tacos, gyros, pulled pork, etc.

Simple Homemade Greek Salad next to a bowl of pickled onions

Make the Simple Homemade Greek Salad

Now for the grand finale and the easiest part. All you have to do here is combine all the ingredients listed in this recipe below in a bowl and mix them together while drizzling your lemon dressing on top. This isn’t a trick. It’s really that easy to make. This salad will go perfectly with your next BBQ, pot luck, as a side, or the main course. Enjoy!

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Simple Homemade Greek Salad

5 from 7 votes
This Simple Homemade Greek Salad is easy, authentic, and so dang delicious. Perfect for your next BBQ, as a side, or a main course.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course 10 Ingredients or Less, Salad and Greens, Raw Food, 30 minute meals
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
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  • Simply add all your ingredients to a large mixing bowl and gently combine while drizzling the beautiful dressing on top of the salad. See notes below for my take on the Viral Greek Salad trend!



  • If you are not using fresh oregano, then add 1 tbsp. dried oregano to the salad
  • How to make this the Viral Greek Salad way:
    • Add 150g feta to a large bowl along with 4 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and juice of one lemon. Use a fork, whisk or masher to mash/whisk/stir all together.
    • Add in all of the vegetables (tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, olives) along with dried oregano, salt and pepper. Toss together to combine.
    • Top the salad with a 100-150g block of feta or crumbled feta and one more drizzle of olive oil.
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!

5 stars
The salad was delicious. Where did you get the paximadia that I see in the photos?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I actually found it at my local Greek market!!!!

Ron Richards

5 stars
So we have really started cooking Greek/Med food an love it….Then we just got back from trip to Athens area an Crete….An well, our tastes were really refined….
But Maria we want to thank you because we made alot of Greek salads…an yours….THE BEST!!!
So looking forward to alot more of your recipes in the future….
Thank you…:)

Maria Koutsogiannis

this makes me so happy, thank you so much ron!!!


5 stars
Greek salad always hits the spot! Made this with vegan feta which is not the traditional way but it was amazing! Thanks for the recipe

Maria Koutsogiannis

Whatever way works for you works for me my love! So happy to hear you enjoyed this!

Elena Gamboa

5 stars
This Greek salad recipe is a winner! Simple steps, and the taste is amazing. I can’t get enough of those pickled onions—I’ve been munching on them non-stop. Thanks for the recipe !

Maria Koutsogiannis

IMO the pickles are the best part! so glad you loved this!

Becky Mitchell

5 stars
Made this tonight (along with the dressing) and it was so flavourful and easy to make. Will definitely make it again.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for your suppport! I am so glad you loved this!

Rachel Huntchinsin

5 stars
This was perfect! Thank you! I loved the dressing too.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Isn’t the dressing just the best?


5 stars
Just like my Grandma’s! Thank’s Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You’re so welcome hun!

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