The Best Greek Salad- Ina’s of Course

This Greek Salad is one of my go to recipes- originating from Ina, of course. I’ve made it twice for meals I’ve hosted in the last two weeks, have been making it for years, and yet, I have never shared my version of it here for reference. Really, this is a crime. It is always delightful, fresh, hearty, but not too hearty, a crowd pleaser, and pairs well with a variety of proteins or alone. We had it Greek chicken at Easter, and with beet and spinach falafel on a quick Monday night dinner after work.

Just look at it- the rainbow star of the mezze show!

Ina’s Greek Salad

Read it from the queen or read the olive-less version below. Perfect either way.

  • For the salad:
  • 1 seedless cucumber, diced into 1/2″chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced into 1/2″ chunks
  • 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes, mostly de-seeded and either halved or quartered depending on size
  • 1/2 of a red onion, cut into 1/4″ chunks
  • 1/2 lb of block feta cheese. Cut into 1/4″ chunks. Don’t use crumbles!
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Chop your salad ingredients, toss to combine.
  3. If eating immediately, toss in Greek dressing. Usually I hold back 2-4 tablespoons, as I find it doesn’t need all of it.

Swiss Chef’s Note: I find that the the salad is best when sitting in the dressing for a little while, as the flavors come together, but not hours or overnight as the veggies can become watery. So, dress to eat and let sit for ~20ish minutes if you have the time. If you have leftovers, drain the water from the container and refresh with the end of the dressing.

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