Homemade Greek Salad with Dressing

We are salad people in our home, and there is a list of salads that I regularly make and rotate through. Lettuce salads, pasta salads, bean salads, quinoa salads and even wheat berry salads: they are all on the list! If there was one salad that was made more than any other though, it might just be Greek salad.

Greek salad is jam packed with flavors and every bite is an experience. Fresh chopped veggies, black olives and feta cheese go so well together, but my favorite part of the salad has to be the dressing.

This salad dressing is best made ahead so that the aromatics can blend together in the oil and red wine vinegar. Then, I toss the chopped veggies and black olives in the dressing and let them marinate for at least an hour in the fridge. Do not include the lettuce in this because the leaves would get too soggy. I toss the lettuce and feta cheese with the marinated veggies and dressing, just before bringing the salad to the table.

I love Greek cuisine and here are a few other recipes I have made that have a Greek influence:

Greek Salad with Dressing and Ingredients Recipe-8

As excited as I am about this Greek Salad, I am equally excited about the bowl holding the salad. This salad bowl and the serving spoons are both hand carved and the bowl is actually from the root of a tree. It is so incredibly cool looking and this is sure to be a talking point with anyone we have over for dinner. Since these are hand carved, every bowl is unique.

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I got this salad bowl from a website called – Bambeco

Here is a little bit of info about this online store:

Born of life-changing inspiration, bambeco is passionate about products with purpose. Co-Founded by Susan Aplin and Carolyn Wapnick, bambeco is the premier retailer for sustainable home furnishings and décor, delivering a collection of exquisite, high quality products and artisan creations—ALL reclaimed, repurposed, renewable, recycled, natural or organic. Made with the highest respect for the earth and its people.

If you have never hear about Bambeco, you seriously need to check them out. There are some awesome products that are recycled and repurposed.


Greek Salad with Dressing and Ingredients Recipe-8

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Homemade Greek Salad with Dressing

Easy to make Greek salad with simple dressing. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 2 sweet peppers (red, yellow or orange)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup feta cheese , crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups black olives
  • 1 large romaine lettuce


  • Make the dressing by mixing the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar. Let the dressing marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Chop up vegetables into large pieces.
  • Stir the salad dressing in a large bowl with the chopped vegetables (minus the romaine lettuce) and olives.
  • Let the salad marinate at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Just prior to serving, toss in the chopped romaine lettuce leaves.
  • Sprinkle feta cheese on top.

This post is sponsored by Bambeco. All opinions are my own.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Great flavours ,amazing,delicious ,and a lot more!!!

  2. Amazing salad – a real crowd pleaser.
    What size is the bambeco serving bowl pictured?

  3. We love this salad!!! I have served it many times at gatherings and people always go back for seconds. This summer we had leftover dressing after making the salad for dinner; the next day for lunch I cut up peppers, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta, cooked penne pasta, threw everything together in a bowl with the dressing and we had a delicious cold pasta salad. My kids loved it so much they ask for it for their school lunches. Thanks Steve!!!!

  4. I love Greek salad and have been using bought dressing until I came across this recipe. It’s delicious and I will use it all the time from now on. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This recipe is so amazing but I would suggest using a little less than what it recommends for red wine vinegar

  6. Great recipe, we added cold turkey cubes and avocado. then put sliced hard cooked eggs around salad. with warm bread makes a complete dinner.

  7. What are the ingredients??

  8. Excellent recipe. I used honey instead of sugar and added an oz of olive juice to the dressing.

  9. I will be trying it out this weekend. Thank you very much everyone!

  10. Just got back from Cyprus and had a Meze at Peyia Tavern. Really enjoyed the salad, hence my looking up the Greek Salad recipe. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

  11. yum
    this is so easy to make and delisious everyone loved it!
    Also its so fun and colorful

  12. Can I use any other vinegar instead of red wine vinegar

    • Sure – you could use other kinds. White vinegar or white wine vinegar would not alter the taste much, but other kinds like apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar might not have the best results since they have a much stronger flavour.

  13. Excellent recipe. Patience adds flavor, best kept secret must be leaving the dressing to infuse for a while and then marinating the vegetables minus the feta and lettuce.
    Made this recipe over a week ago and couldn’t find it. Just spent 1 hour looking for it on the net. SAVING ASAP.

  14. I made this salad for large gathering, marinated the onion and peppers overnight, added some fresh dill to the dressing, as well, added lettuce, cucumber, olives, feta, at the last minute, tossed and served…delicious!!!

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