Best Greek Avocado Salad With Feta Cheese

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I’ve always cherished the memories of my mother’s delectable salads jam-packed with bold flavors. Recently, during my visit to my hometown, she treated my kids and me to an amazing Greek avocado salad brimming with health and flavor. The refreshing taste of that salad left us all yearning for more, and my kids have been asking me to make it for them since we returned home. So, I decided to share with you this Greek salad with avocado and feta cheese.

This salad is a quintessential Greek dish that can elevate your breakfast or lunch to an entirely new level. To amplify the experience, you can also whip up some Greek salad with grilled cheese or Greek pizza to complement the salad’s flavor profile. Trust me, with a few simple steps, this dish will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Why would you like the Greek Salad Recipe?

  • This salad is the best use of fresh vegetables, including tomatoes and bell peppers.
  • The salad contains a good amount of proteins.
  • It requires readily available ingredients.
  • You do not have to be an experienced chef or expert to try this Greek salad.
  • It tastes super delicious and looks so colorful due to its bright and fresh vegetables.
  • It can be served with pita bread, garlic bread, and gravies.
  • You can make an American variation with a slight change in the ingredients.
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Ingredients For Greek Salad

For Salad

  • 1-head romaine lettuce-rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large English cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 2/3 cup Kalamata olives, cut into thirds
  • 1 avocado peeled, stoned and sliced

For Greek Salad Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 mashed garlic clove

Ingredients Notes

Tomatoes

You can use vine-ripe or Roma tomatoes in this salad. Choose the best tomatoes that must be firm but yield slightly to the touch. Ripe and soft tomatoes are juicy, so adding them adds more flavor to the salad.

Olives

cutting olives in pieces

It is your preference which olive oil you want to add to the salad, Greek kalamata or black olives; both taste perfect.

Cucumbers

English cucumbers are best to add to any salad because they are seedless and sweeter. While buying the cucumbers, select firm and smooth-skinned cucumbers; they will taste fantastic in a salad.

Onions

cutting red onion

Red onion is best to add to this salad, but if you do not have them, add the regular onions you mostly use in your kitchen. If you want to take the edge off the onions, soak the slices in an ice solution with vinegar and leave for a few minutes.

Creamy Feta Cheese

feta cheese

If you want to add some flavor and creaminess to the salad, buy the feat cheese from the market made of sheep’s milk. Remember not to crumble the feta; cut it into smaller slices and add it to the Greek salad.

Bell Peppers

yellow bell peppers cut into pieces

Typically, green bell peppers look tastier in a Greek salad. Choose the firm and smooth-looking green bell peppers from the store, do not use any other colored bell pepper in the salad that does not look captivating or nice.

Tips to Make the Best Greek Salad

  • You must cut the essential ingredients into larger chunks to give them some rustic touch.
  • While cutting the tomatoes, cut them in the bowl, do not let the juice fall on the shelf or ground.
  • If you have some pitted kalamata olives or green olives in your hand, add them to a salad.
  • Ensure to keep the dressing unique and more straightforward. Dressing the salad with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil is best.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the dressing so their flavors and aroma mix and give a pleasant taste.
  • Use salt and dried oregano for seasoning and finish the serving. You can use regular salt, but Cretan Sea salt will taste delicious in a salad.
  • Do not add too much salt because the feta cheese is already salty.
  • Finish the serving of Greek salad with the topping of sliced feta cheese, but not crumbled. Serve right out of the bowl; there is no need for fancy presentations.
  • While serving, remember to place a bottle of vinegar and olive oil aside from the dish.

How to Make Greek Avocado Salad With Feta Cheese

Step one: Wash and Chop the Vegetables

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  • Start preparing your vegetables, wash them, and let them dry.
  • After washing the vegetables, cut the tomatoes into wedges, onions into rings, and cucumber into thick slices, and place them all in a giant bowl.
  •  Add olives also in the bowl.

Step Two: Top with Feta Cheese

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  • I love to serve this salad with feta cheese topping because feta cheese is an essential topping and part of the Greek salad.
  •  After mixing the vegetables well, add the feta cheese, olive oil, and dried oregano to the salad as a topping.

Step Three: Apply the Dressing

pouring Greek salad dressing
  • Season the vegetables with salt and pour the vinegar and extra virgin olive oil into a bowl.
  • Mix the vegetables well until you feel like the flavors will get mixed.
  • Remember not to add too much salt because the feta cheese is already salty.

Step Four: Serve the Salad

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  • Finally, you can enjoy your Greek salad recipe as a side dish with any other summer meal you cook.
  • By placing the crusty bread aside, the salad looks and sate scrummy, so serve and eat the delicious salad with your family.

How To Store the Greek Salad?

  • You can store the ingredients in the fridge for the time you want. But they can go bad after long storage, so use them quickly.
  • You can store it later and place it in the fridge for 3 days.
  • After 3 days, the salad will taste bad, and you will not be able to eat it. So, eat and serve it within 3 days of storing.

How To Freeze the Greek Salad?

  • If you have leftover salad, you can freeze it for 3 days maximum. After 3 days, the salad will become uneatable.
  • After making the salad, do not top it with extra virgin oil and red wine vinegar if you do not want to eat it, or serve it right after making it.
  • Place the salad in the fridge for some time, and when it becomes cooler, you can take it out and top it with olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Reheating Instructions

  • Typically, there is no need to reheat the salad. It tastes perfect at room temperature, but reheating it is not difficult if you like a warm salad.
  • You only have to wrap the salad with foil and place it in an oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Set the timer for 1 minute, and check after one minute if the salad is reheated; it might take a little longer.
  • Usually, there is no need to reheat the Greek salad; leave it in a room for 30 minutes, it will reach room temperature, and then you can serve and eat it however you want.

Alternative Ingredients You May Try for Variation

avocadoes cut into pieces
  • Adding avocado to your Greek salad can enhance its creaminess and add a dose of healthy fats. Check these Florida avocado recipes and Avocado egg salad recipe.
  • Including chopped garlic in your salad can give it an intense and robust flavor.
  • Tomatoes are a staple ingredient in salad that adds a juicy and tangy taste.
  • Green pepper can add a slight crunch and a mild spiciness.
  • Using mayonnaise in your salad can create a creamy and tangy dressing.
  • Adding sour cream to your Greek salad can provide a tangy and rich flavor.
  • Mixing Dijon mustard with the dressing of your salad can give it a zesty and sharp taste.
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FAQs

Is Greek Avocado Salad Healthy?

Greek salad is low-calorie and nutrient-dense; it provides vitamins A and C, iron, and potassium to the human body to keep it healthy. It also contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, reducing the risk of major diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Does Greek Salad Contain Lettuce?

American-based Greek salad contains tomatoes, lettuce, feta, and olives. But if you are Greek, there will be no lettuce in a Greek salad. Whether you want to add it or not is your choice, but adding this ingredient to the Greek salad is one of the worst decisions; never do this.

Why Is It Called Greek Salad?

Greek salad is a dish of Greece, commonly and mainly served at the Greek family tables every day or weekly. Greek salad is one of the most famous salads in restaurants in Cyprus and Greece. People only love this Greek salad and call it by this name because it is super light, healthy, refreshing, and easy to make.

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Best Greek Avocado Salad With Feta

Muhammad Kashif
Greek salad with avocado is worth trying because of its scrummy and piquant flavors. A fundamental and elegant recipe that you can make and freeze for later.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 6 persons

Ingredients

For Salad

  • 1 head romaine lettuce-rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large English cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • cup Kalamata olives, cut into thirds
  • 1 avocado peeled, stoned and sliced

For Greek Salad Dressing

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 mashed garlic clove
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

How to Make?

  • Wash the vegetables and cut the avocado, onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Place them in a larger bowl, and add olives also.
  • Add salt and pepper to season the vegetables, pour vinegar and extra virgin oil, and mix them well.
  • Top the salad with feta cheese, olive oil, and dried oregano. The Greek salad is ready to serve with delicious and scrummy cheese flavors.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4.8gFat: 21.9gSaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 473mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 5gCalcium: 138mgIron: 3mg
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Muhammad Kashif is a passionate chef and a talented writer who has dedicated his life to the world of culinary arts. With years of experience, he shares insights on the latest kitchen gadgets and appliances, alongside delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for any skill level. Join Muhammad on his culinary journey and discover new ways to make your kitchen the heart of your home.