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Fresh Greek Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

This Fresh Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette has a ton of flavors and textures and it tastes nice and bright from the lemon vinaigrette. 

Top-down view of a large bowl of salad topped with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red peppers, pepperoncini, and feta cheese. A couple of pita triangles sit in the background.

The only thing that this Fresh Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is going to sneak in is great flavors and textures. It will leave you feeling satisfied without a serving of guilt.

A large bowl of salad topped with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red peppers, pepperoncini, and feta cheese. A couple of pita triangles sit in the background.

Salads can be so deceiving. I used to order a salad at a restaurant we liked thinking that I was making a smart eating choice while everyone else noshed other entries.

That is until they started posting nutrition content on their website. My salad was 1200 calories! No wonder I loved it.

A large bowl of salad topped with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red peppers, pepperoncini, and feta cheese. A couple of pita triangles sit in the background.

What I’ve learned over the years is that I want a salad that isn’t your typical lettuce salad with a couple of tomatoes thrown on top. Those salad to me are boring and they make me feel like your being punished for something.

I want mixed greens and the goodies that bump up the flavors and textures without all of the calories. Cucumbers, olives, onions, feta, well you get the idea.

Sometimes we’ll top this salad with grilled chicken or fish just to change things up and I love serving it with grilled pita bread.

I don’t have to tell you all of the health benefits of Mediterranean ingredients.

They’re heart-healthy which is important for all of us.

Another thing that I like about these ingredients is that they are available year-round. I don’t have to be in the sunny Mediterranean to get them even though that would be amazing too!

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Fresh Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This Fresh Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette has a ton of flavors and textures and it tastes nice and bright from the lemon vinaigrette.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

Salad

  • Mixed greens washed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 english cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
  • Kalamata olives
  • 1 red onion diced
  • Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 red bell pepper

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Instructions

  • Plate greens and top with salad ingredients.
  • Combine lemon vinaigrette ingredients together in a jar or curette. Shake and drizzle on salad.

Notes

Grilled pitas can be served on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 52.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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