Easy Greek Salad Recipe

A Greek salad recipe can be the key to turning your everyday meals into something special.

Traditionally, Greek salads are composed of cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onions and feta cheese with an olive oil and oregano topping.

Of course, as with other traditional salads, chefs often take liberty with these basic ingredients to add their own touches that reflect their personal tastes, or to create a signature dish.

Likewise, I generally take a recipe as a "suggestion" and modify it according to what I like, and, more importantly--what ingredients I have on hand!

The star component of this simple recipe is cubed, marinated feta cheese. If you only have plain feta cheese, you can top your salad with olive oil and oregano in the traditional manner; however, I really prefer the extra flavor that the marinated feta provides.

For the basic salad, simply open a bag of pre-washed greens, and place in a bowl. For this example, I used fresh spinach, but mixed spring greens or romaine lettuce would work as well. Top with the marinated feta, pouring a little extra of the oil over the salad for the dressing.

Greek salad with marinated goat milk feta cheese

I also added homemade croutons in this example, just because I happened to have some. In place of the croutons, you could serve cut-up pieces of pita bread with the salad.

If you have more time, or want a fuller range of flavors, as in a traditional Greek salad recipe, you can also add chopped:

  • cucumber
  • tomatoes
  • celery
  • olives, or
  • red peppers

Don't be afraid to make your own Greek salad that satisfies your special tastes. After all, tradition is a guide, not a mandate! Enjoy!

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