It’s no big secret that I love a good Greek salad and I REALLY love this chopped Greek Salad.
There has to be a reason why Greek salad is on practically every menu. It’s wildly popular. Everyone has their own version. Sometimes, there are big chunky pieces of tomatoes and cucumbers and then other times, you will see various types of tomatoes, even dried mixed in.
For this salad, I felt a bit like a purist. Even though it may look a little fancy, it’s not. Nothing fancy here. There’s not even a dressing to mix. I truly believe this was the way a Greek salad was intended. Simple.
If you’ve ever had a chopped salad, you know that everything is smaller than bite sized = chopped. It’s easy on the fork and easy on the taste buds. I mean, it does look pretty tasty. I love that you can get the entire flavor of the salad on one bite. Because that is what we want in a Greek salad, right? The “whole”ness of the flavor.
If you’re not a fan of all of the purist Greek salad flavors, I guess that’s okay. I realize there are some onion haters out there. It’s kind of a strong flavor. I don’t hold back though. I just brush my teeth if I have somewhere to be. Onion breath can be tough.
Try this. Use a flavorful extra virgin olive oil, a tasty balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper for seasoning. It’s the perfect main dish salad or great to split as a side.
- 1 large vine-ripened tomato, chopped into small pieces
- 1 medium cucumber, chopped into small cubes
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
- ½ cup crumbed feta cheese
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Chop all vegetables and add to a large bowl or serving plate
- Sprinkle with olives and feta cheese
- Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Serve immediately