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Greek Salad For One

Greek Salad Recipe For One! A flavorful tossed greek salad filled with plenty of fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and topped with an easy to make vinaigrette. Healthy, hearty and incredibly delicious.

A Greek salad with olives, feta, tomatoes in a bowl with whole vegetables in the background.

One of my favorite salads is a Greek salad. With so many fresh vegetables, this Mediterranean salad can be a delightful side dish or a hearty main dish meal.

Why I Love This Recipe

Traditionally, a Greek salad is made with vegetables only - no lettuce or salad greens. However, today I'm sharing one of my favorite versions of this salad. It's a version you'll often see in restaurants and is made with a romaine lettuce base, briny olives, chunks of feta, and ripe tomatoes. I love these types of tossed cool, crisp salads. They're fresh and hearty with so much flavor in every bite.

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This recipe is easy to adapt to your tastes or to whatever vegetables you have on hand.

There are a few ingredients that make this salad Greek; Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and red onions. Other ingredients you might like to add would be cucumbers and green peppers.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Salad greens: I love using romaine lettuce in my chopped Greek salad recipe. Feel free to use arugula or your favorite salad greens.
  • Cherry tomatoes: I use 6 cherry tomatoes. You may use a medium Roma tomato instead.
  • Sliced banana peppers: You can find jars of pickled banana peppers in the pickles aisle of most grocery stores.
  • Kalamata olives, red onions, and feta cheese: These are traditional ingredients found in Greek salads. If you would like to use different vegetables, use about 1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped of each.

How To Make Greek Salad Dressing

I make a basic vinaigrette to use on my salad. You will need:

  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • dried oregano

You will see that this Greek salad dressing is a very simple version. You could also add a minced clove of garlic or even a squirt of lemon juice. Always taste the dressing and adjust the salt and pepper amounts to suit your tastes.

Another dressing option is to use a simple store bought olive oil and vinegar dressing.

How To Make This Recipe

Place the lettuce in a bowl and top with the chopped and sliced vegetables and cheese. Drizzle the dressing over the top and toss.

A close up of a Greek salad in a bowl with cherry tomatoes, feta, olives, chopped red onions on a bed of chopped lettuce.

Expert Tips

  • Make a Greek salad with chicken: add grilled chicken to the salad to make a heartier version.
  • Use fresh baby spinach or shaved brussels sprouts instead of lettuce.
  • Mix the vegetables with cooked quinoa or pasta instead of lettuce and toss with salad dressing.
  • Top with homemade croutons.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Prep This Salad In Advance?

You can assemble the salad ahead of time but I don't recommend dressing the salad more than a few minutes before you plan to eat it. If you add the dressing too far in advance, you'll end up wilting the greens.

What Do You Serve With Greek Salad?

A Greek salad is light and healthy so I like to keep what I'm serving with it light also. You might like to consider any of these easy single serving recipes:
Pork Tenderloin
Baked Chicken Wings
Baked Salmon

An overhead view of a Greek salad in a bowl on a silver tray next to a cloth napkin and an assortment of vegetables.

What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this Greek salad recipe, you might like to use them in these recipes:

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Greek Salad For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main/Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: feta cheese, Greek salad, olives, salad
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups romaine lettuce , cut into small pieces
  • 6 cherry tomatoes , cut in half
  • 8 Kalamata olives , sliced
  • 8 slices pickled and jarred banana peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onions
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

FOR THE GREEK DRESSING

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch to ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Optional extra: 1 minced or grated garlic clove.

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, red onions, and cheese.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour over salad. Toss to combine before eating.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Make a Greek salad with chicken: add grilled chicken to the salad to make a heartier version.
  • Use fresh baby spinach or shaved brussels sprouts instead of lettuce.
  • Mix the vegetables with cooked quinoa or pasta instead of lettuce and toss with salad dressing.
  • Top with homemade croutons.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9027IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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1 thought on “Greek Salad For One”

  1. Antoinette Zographos

    5 stars
    I have a Suggestion regarding the salad dressing.
    It is a result of my finally determining why a local Lebanese restaurant’s salad was so delicious.
    Instead of the 1:1 or 2:1 oil to vinegar ratio, it is 2:1 lemon juice to olive oil! As for your dressing, the other ingredients are spot on!
    When I told one of the owners, a friend of mine, he wanted to know how I learned it because it had been passed down from his grandmother to his mother to him, and he was worn to secrecy.

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