Authentic Greek Salad

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This classic Greek salad aka Horiatiki is the perfect example of healthy Mediterranean cuisine. It's one of the meals I make at least three times a week, usually as a side to fish and meat. The key to success is to keep it simple and use the freshest ingredients. It's ideal for this time of year as all the vegetables are in season. Greek salad is easy to make, delicious and one of the top 15 meals you should try when visiting Greece! :-)

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Nutritional values (per serving)

8 grams 3.3 grams 9.3 grams 27.8 grams 10.1 grams 323 calories
Total Carbs11.3grams
Net Carbs8grams
of which Saturated10.1grams
Magnesium37mg (9%)
Potassium454mg (23%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (10%), protein (11.7%), fat (78.3%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 4-5 medium tomatoes (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 1 large cucumber (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 medium green pepper (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 small red onion (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 16 olives, ideally kalamata (48 g/ 1.7 oz)
  • 4 tbsp capers or more olives (35 g/ 1.2 oz)
  • 1 package feta cheese (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (1/4 cup/ 54 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • Optionally: salt, pepper, fresh oregano for garnish

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  1. Wash and slice the tomatoes. Authentic Greek Salad
  2. Peel and slice the cucumber. Authentic Greek Salad
  3. Halve, deseed and slice the green pepper. Peel and slice the red onion. Authentic Greek Salad
  4. Place everything into a bowl and add the capers, olives, oregano ... Authentic Greek Salad
  5. ... feta and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Authentic Greek Salad Serve immediately and enjoy! Authentic Greek Salad
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

This was absolutely splendid! The oregano really ties it all together. Thank you!


Thank you! I make Greek salad at least 3 times a week 😊


What is the right tomato to use to make this?


Any tomatoes you like: regular, beef, cherry, ...


Hi! Just need some clarity. The nutritional value given for this recipe are for 1 serving/portion or 4 serving/portions. Ingredients given are for 4 servings. Thanks!


Hi Shona, nutrition facts are always per serving and this recipe makes 4 of them 😊


So Iv'e been looking over your meal outline and I'm considering trying this! I can not have dairy, what would you recommend to substitute in this recipe?  


Hi Ashley, an avocado (1/2 medium per serving) would be a great alternative 😊


Well, I love this salad, and also use iceberg lettuce.  We can get it where I live in restaurants with either iceberg or romaine.  At home, I also like to add sliced radish, sliced pepperoncini peppers, and add vinegar to the oil.  Salt, pepper with the oregano also.  The oregano really gives it the kick though.


Iceberg lettuce and radishes sound like a great addition! 😊


Kalamata olives are the best olives in the world. I love this salad - mercifully simple but utterly delicious.


I agree - Greek salad is best! 😊


Looks delicious. Can't wait to btry.


Thank you! 😊


This is an excellent salad - love it!


Thank you Kathy!


I can tell you have a Greek in your house! 😊) Thanks for sharing!


Thank you Bill, that's right! 😊