Greek Feta Salad

5 from 7 votes

Greek Feta Salad features fresh vegetables, Mediterranean olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Make this easy salad recipe for a healthy meal!

overhead image: pita bread surrounds Greek feta salad on white plate

As warmer weather rolls into the southwest regions of Greece, it makes way for a larger variety of fresh, locally sourced produce. One of the most beloved are the olives! The plump Greek olives aren’t only delicious; they are also a source of heart-healthy oil.

Olives are the base for delicious spreads like tapenade, which are often used inside of muffaletta sandwiches. Another delicious way to serve olives is in a whole wheat pita with Mediterranean hummus.

Of course, table varieties like Kalamata and Messinia are fantastic to eat out of hand, but also perfect on a Greek feta salad!

When they are paired with healthy veggies like Persian cucumber and tomatoes, a delicious salad is in the making, but crumbled feta cheese adds a hefty dose of protein.

The protein makes a Greek feta salad equally fantastic as an easy side salad or a filling and healthy meatless meal!

side view: Mediterranean vegetables and crumbled feta on white plate

Ingredients in Greek Feta Salad

  • Cucumbers– While you could certainly use standard garden cucumbers in your salad, they have a bitter skin and more seeds than varieties such as Persian, Armenian or English (Hot-House).
  • Tomatoes– Any small variety will be fine. Tear drop tomatoes are delicious, as are grape and cherry tomatoes.
  • Greek olives– You can’t make a Greek salad without Greek olives. Well, you CAN, but it just wouldn’t be the same! The flavor and richness of olives grown in Greece is exceptional, as they are harvested by hand with extreme care. (This also may explain why some varieties are so expensive!)
    You can add any variety(ies) or color(s) of your choice to your salad.

Fun fact for trivia night:
All olives begin with a green color! Essentially, the darker the olive, the riper it was at harvest time. Also, black olives aren’t actually black at all; they are green, then pumped full of oxygen and a black chemical called ferrous gluconate.

  • Greek feta cheese– This creamy cheese is primarily made from sheep’s milk, although some cheesemakers add a bit of goat’s milk to their blend.

    Feta cheese has a nutty aroma and a super smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is tangy and sharp, and can be quite salty. Although it is sometimes sold in block form, most brands of Greek feta sold in the average grocery stores is pre-crumbled.
overhead image: plated dinner salad with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, black and green olives, onion, and feta cheese

Commonly asked questions

Is a Greek salad healthy?

In contrast to mayonnaise-based salads, a traditional Greek feta salad is quite nourishing! It’s low in calories and high in nutrients like potassium, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

One serving of this Greek salad recipe has just 287 calories.plate of healthy Mediterranean salad with olives, tomatoes, and crumbled cheese

What should I serve with my salad?

Greek feta salad is definitely nourishing enough to serve on its own with a side of flatbread or crackers. For more protein, serve a smaller portion alongside a serving of Jordanian Roasted Chicken or Beef and Lamb Koobideh Kabobs.

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overhead image: pita bread surrounds Greek feta salad on white plate

Greek Feta Salad

5 from 7 votes
This Greek feta salad features fresh vegetables, Mediterranean olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Make this easy salad recipe for a healthy meal or tasty side dish!
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
  • 8 oz small tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups marinated Greek olives
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled

Greek Salad Dressing


  • Trim and discard ends. Slice the cucumber lengthwise and each half again lengthwise. Turn pieces and cut across into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Slice the teardrop tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  • In a medium size bowl add the dressing ingredients and whisk together. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, olives, and crumble the feta cheese over. Toss to coat and serve or chill if not using immediately.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1666mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 998IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg

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.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Kevin
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  1. 5 stars
    This is amazing! We double it. Second time this week! So much healthier than our Mayo based salads and who doesn’t love a Greek salad

  2. 5 stars
    i already buy feta cheese , i will try it look delicious n easy to make. Thanks Kevin.
    hope we can meet i day

  3. 5 stars
    What’s not to like here? I use this on pita, as a salad on its own or spooned over chicken. The kids even love this one. Thanks Kevin!

  4. 5 stars
    Will be making this soon with few subs i never had salad before will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya