This Chopped Greek Salad is going to be your new obsession! It’s a classic Greek salad but even better…..it’s chopped into tiny cubes so with every spoonful you taste a little bit of heaven!
I love love eating salads with a spoon. Do you? I feel like they have so much more flavor and you really get to taste everything with every mouthful.
Greece is one of my favorite countries I've traveled to for the food of course! With every lunch or dinner, you have to order a Greek salad! It's usually quite a rustic salad with large chunks of veggies with a big block of feta cheese placed on top that you break apart yourself.
This Chopped Greek Salad recipe is my take on a traditional Greek salad but dicing it all up!
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Why you’ll love this recipe
- It's packed with veggies. With four types of veggies along with salty feta cheese and Kalamata olives which are the best parts! Tossed with a simple Greek salad dressing that brings it all together....yum!
- Enjoy this Mediterranean Greek salad as a side dish or main course. Add some protein such as garbanzo beans, quinoa or your preferred protein and it's perfect for lunch or dinner
- Its great for meal prep, just add the dressing on the day you’ll be eating it to keep it fresh
Ingredients and substitutions
- Tomatoes are one of the key ingredients in a traditional Greek salad. You'll want red juicy tomatoes, but not too ripe or soft as you don't want them to make your salad mushy. Cherry tomatoes will work too for a sweeter flavor
- Persian cucumbers are my preference as I find they’re a smaller and much more crisp cucumber with less seeds and water. You can of course also use a regular or english cucumber
- Bell peppers bring a lovely crunchy freshness to the salad and are great as they don't go soggy. Traditionally green bell peppers are used
- Red onion is the best onion to use for its color and flavor. I only use ¼ of an onion as I don't like the overpowering taste, but you can totally double this amount. Garlic is also not recommended as it will be quite overpowering
- Kalamata olives are key to making a classic Greek salad. They’re plump and juicy with a salty kick. If you can't get your hands on Kalamata olives, you can use black olives as a substitute
- Greek feta cheese is made from sheep's milk and is a beautiful creamy feta. I always suggest buying blocks of feta rather than already crumbed or cubed. You can also use a vegan feta cheese to make this salad vegan
Greek Salad Dressing
- Extra virgin olive oil is the base and main ingredient in this simple Greek vinaigrette. Make sure to use a good quality olive oil to make your salad taste even better
- Red wine vinegar is fresh and tangy with the perfect amount of acidity. Fresh lemon juice also works great too
- Dried oregano has a distinct flavor and is used to make an authentic Greek salad. Fresh herbs such as parsley or fresh dill would be yummy too but not traditionally used
- Salt, start with adding a pinch of sea salt and wait until you taste the salad. Feta cheese and Kalamata olives are quite salty so you wont need to add much salt. You can always add more, but you cant go back
How to make Chopped Greek Salad
Making this delicious Chopped Greek Salad is easy. Chop the veggies, make the dressing and that's it!
- Start by dicing cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion and Kalamata olives into tiny cubes. You want to make sure they are approximately the same size. Add to a large bowl
- Make the salad dressing by adding extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano and salt to a small bowl or ramekin. Whisk to combine
- Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly toss to combine all the ingredients. Then crumble over the feta cheese
- Gently mix again and it's ready to serve!
Tips to make Chopped Greek Salad Recipe
- Use high quality ingredients. It will bring much more flavor and take your salad to another level!
- Take your time when dicing all the vegetables up. You want to chop everything approximately the same size. Trust me it makes a big difference when making this greek chopped salad!
- Once the onion is chopped, I like to soak them in water for 10 minutes. This removes the harsh flavor
- Add the Greek dressing right before serving. This way it keeps fresh and crunchy without going soggy
- Don't over mix the salad. I prefer to give it a mix before adding the feta cheese. Then add the feta at the end with one final mix before serving
Keep any leftovers of this chopped greek salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 days. To keep it fresher for longer, add the dressing on the day you will eat it and it will stay good for 3-4 days.
I love chopped salads! By chopping all the ingredients up into small cubes, it means you can eat it with a spoon or even scoop with chips! You can then get a taste of all the flavors in every mouthful
A traditional Greek salad is also known as a Horiatiki salad (Greek Village Salad). It's made with ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, red onion, green bell peppers, kalamata olives and creamy greek feta cheese.
It's usually quite a rustic salad with a big block of feta placed on top of the salad that you break apart yourself.
Dress it with good quality extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar and oregano and it's heaven on a plate!
What to serve Chopped Greek Salad with?
It can be great as a main course or it will be your favorite side salad! Here are some things to serve it with:
- Legumes such as garbanzo beans, crispy chickpeas, lentils, white beans
- Quinoa or white rice
- Chicken, shrimp or salmon chopped into bite sized pieces
- Pita bread and wrapped into a Greek wrap
- Pita chips and eaten as a salsa
- Vegan tzatziki
More Healthy Salads
- Asian Chopped Salad
- Kani Salad
- Chickpea Avocado Salad
- Rocket Pear and Parmesan Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Shirazi Salad
I love seeing your creations and remakes, so be sure to rate the recipe, comment and share your Chopped Greek Salad photo on Instagram so I can share the love!
Chopped Greek Salad
- 2 Persian cucumbers (or 1 English cucumber)
- 2 medium tomatoes
- ½ bell pepper
- ¼ red onion
- 60 grams Kalamata olives
- 70 grams Greek feta cheese or vegan feta cheese
Greek Salad Dressing
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Dice the cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion and Kalamata olives into tiny cubes, approximately the same size and add to a large bowl. (I like to soak the onion in water for 10 minutes to remove the harsh flavor)
- In a small bowl or ramekin, add the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine
- Pour the dressing over the salad and lightly toss to combine all the ingredients.
- Crumble over the feta cheese and gently mix again. Serve up and enjoy your Chopped Greek Salad.