Authentic Greek Salad Recipe

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This amazing easy authentic Greek Salad recipe is simple, delicious and everything good about summer in a bowl. Think juicy tomatoes, fresh cucumber, aromatic herbs, tangy olives and creamy feta (or cashew cheese) – all the tastiness of Greece at home. 

This recipe is for the original easy Greek salad … the one you get at the best little Greek tavernas with the azure ocean waves gently rolling in while the smell of sunshine and ocean breeze fills the air. It’s made with vegetarian Feta cheese, because it’s the authentic way. But for a delicious vegan version you can just replace the Feta cheese with cashew cheese or your favourite vegan cheese and enjoy.

Greek recipes is a stable in my kitchen. Not only do the Greeks have one of the best life expectancies in the world, they also have one of the tastiest kitchens. Although there are few vegans and vegetarians in Greece, many of their recipes are naturally vegetarian and veggies make up most of the diet. 

Greek cooking means simple, delicious and hardworking ingredients. It’s full of flavours packed into every meal and every bite. And it’s made with only a few simple ingredients. It’s rarely fancy, but it’s oh so tasty. 

What’s great about this amazing easy Authentic Greek Salad recipe:

  • Everything and I mean everything
  • Made with only a few easy to get ingredients
  • Delicious and full of summer flavours
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • Healthy and a stable in the Mediterranean diet
  • Can be eaten as is or as a side dish
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Vegetarian 
  • Can be vegan – just use vegan cheese
  • Gluten-free
  • A fan favourite

Getting the Greek Flavours

Infusing the flavours of Greece into your salad isn’t all about using sun-ripened tomatoes (although that certainly helps). It has a lot to do with using the right herbs. The greek kitchen is partial to dried herbs and you will quickly realise that dried oregano can make a lot of difference. Oregano brings out the summer flavours in the tomatoes and works together with the fresh basil to really bring out the authentic elements in the salad. Greek salads are not about fancy dressings and all about herbs and spices. 

Vegan option for Authentic Greek salad recipe

To make this authentic Greek tomato salad recipe vegan you simply have to use vegan cheese instead of Feta cheese. My favourite vegan feta substitute is Cashew cheese because it has a nice creamy rich taste and freshness to it. But I recommend you use your own favourite vegan cheese for this recipe as everyone has their own preferences for vegan cheese.

How is this Easy authentic Greek Tomato Salad recipe made? It’s very easy. Just:

Instructions

  • Add the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion and olives to a salad bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over and season with salt, pepper and oregano. Mix together until everything is combined.
  • Finally, add the chopped fresh basil and crumble Feta cheese on top. Serve with a side of bread and enjoy.

Authentic Greek Salad recipe

This amazing easy Greek Salad recipe is simple, delicious and everything good about summer in a bowl. Think juicy tomatoes, fresh cucumber, aromatic herbs, tangy olives and creamy feta (or cashew cheese) – all the tastiness of Greece at home. 
This recipe is for the original easy Greek salad … the one you get at the best little Greek tavernas with the azure ocean waves gently rolling in while the smell of sunshine and ocean breeze fills the air. It’s made with vegetarian Feta cheese, because it’s the authentic way.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 4 large Tomatoes or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Cucumber Cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ Red Onion Cut into slices
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 handful Olives Whole or sliced as you prefer
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese Vegetarian

Instructions

  • Add the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion and olives to a salad bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over and season with salt, pepper and oregano. Mix together until everything is combined.
  • Finally, add the chopped fresh basil and crumble Feta cheese on top. 
    Serve with a side of bread and enjoy.

Are you looking for a completely vegan Greek Salad recipe? Try my easy vegan Greek salad

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