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Greek Chopped Salad - Greek chopped salad is a great, healthy Mediterranean recipe full of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, olives, and feta cheese. I also add in some fresh herbs and toss it all with a lemony dressing. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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Traditional Greek Chopped Salad

Greek chopped salad is a great, healthy Mediterranean recipe full of tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, olives, and feta cheese.
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes, seeded
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, or spring onions
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • pepperoncini peppers

Dressing

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 small clove garlic finely minced

Instructions

  • Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in a large bowl. Slice up about half of the kalamatas and add them to the bowl with the mint, and oregano.
  • Whisk together all the dressing ingredients and pour it over the salad. Toss to combine.
  • Top with reserved whole kalamatas and feta. Serve pepperoncinis alongside for those who want a little spice.

Notes

  • Cucumbers: For the cucumbers I usually buy small, thin-skinned cucumbers. Peel and/or seed your cucumbers if needed. (If they are waxed, have thick and bitter skins, or have large seeds.)
  • Olives: I like a mix of halved kalamatas and whole ones for topping the salads.
  • Feta: If your feta is overly salty or dry, break it into largish chunks and let it soak in filtered water or milk for at least 30 minutes. Also, please don't buy pre-crumbled feta! Block feta is a much better quality cheese. In fact, for a more authentic salad, keep the feta in one piece for each bowl and have everyone break up their feta as they eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal