I love a good salad, but sometimes they feel boring.
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love my kale salad, cranberry apple spinach salad, and southwest chicken salad… but every now and then, I want my salad to be so flavorful, it’s like a party in my mouth.
And that’s EXACTLY what this vegetable Greek salad is!
Healthy Vegetable Greek Salad
Aside from the fact that this salad is SO GOOD, I love making this healthy vegetable salad because:
- It’s quick and easy. Literally ready in under 10 minutes.
- No cooking! Perfect for summer.
- Allergy-friendly. It’s naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
- Great as leftovers! Pour off excess liquid before serving and it’s delicious the next day too!
- Packed with vegetables. If you’re trying to eat more veggies, this is your ticket!
Traditional Greek Salad Recipe Ingredients
This recipe only calls for a few ingredients, but most importantly, there’s NO lettuce.
My husband and I visited a traditional Greek restaurant and when our salads were delivered, there wasn’t any lettuce…
It through us for a loop at first, because I automatically associate “salad” with “lettuce” (although my black bean and corn salad doesn’t have any lettuce either!).
But I’ll tell you this – this salad recipe is SO GOOD on its own, you won’t even miss the lettuce!
Here are the SIX ingredients you need:
- Cucumbers. I prefer using English cucumbers because the seeds are minimal, but you can use any kind here.
- Tomatoes. The restaurant served Roma tomatoes, and I’ve used both Roma and cherry tomatoes. Any tomato will work here!
- Red Onion. A white onion will work in a pinch, but the red onion is best!
- Dry Greek Dressing Mix. This is my recipe for homemade Greek salad dressing, and you need just the dry seasonings for this Greek salad recipe.
- Red Wine Vinegar. A must!
- Olive Oil.
- Feta Cheese.
How to Make Mediterranean Salad
This Mediterranean recipe couldn’t be simpler to make!
- Slice the cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions.
- Add the seasonings to the vegetables.
- Mix well, and serve!
Do you want to make this recipe with chicken?
Other Salad Toppings
I think this salad is SO GOOD as-is, but you can add toppings like crumbled feta or a big triangle of feta (that’s what they did at the restaurant).
You can be a bit bold and add bacon, chicken, or even olives!
Does this salad contain lettuce?
It can, but the salad I ordered from an authentic Greek restaurant didn’t, so neither does my copycat recipe!
Is vegetable salad healthy?
What is Greek salad dressing made of?
My homemade salad dressing recipe contains red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dried spices like oregano and basil. The exact recipe is here, and I’ve included the ingredients you need for this Greek salad in the recipe below.
Looking for a delicious Greek pasta salad?
Here’s my favorite Greek pasta salad recipe.
What to Serve with this Marinated Vegetable Salad
- Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
- Homemade Pita Bread
- Oven Roasted Chicken
- Almond Crusted Chicken
- Greek Couscous
Other Easy Greek Recipes
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Vegetable Greek Salad
Learn how to make this easy recipe for traditional Mediterranean greek salad! Made with simple ingredients & homemade dressing. You can add chicken, too!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3–4 servings 1x
- Category: Soup & Salad
- Method: Bowl
- Cuisine: Greek
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 large English cucumber, sliced (about 2 cups)
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (about 1 cup)
- ½ red onion, sliced (about ½ cup)
- 2 Tbsp dry homemade Greek salad dressing (recipe below)
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
Dry Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil,
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Prepare your vegetables and place them in a large bowl.
- Add the dry seasoning blend, vinegar, and oil and toss so the vegetables are coated well.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate to enjoy later.
Leftovers are delicious – just pour off excess liquid before serving.