15 Quick and Easy Greek Salad Recipes

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Greek salad is a great option for a filling lunch or light dinner that will transport you to the Mediterranean. These recipes are full of tangy feta and briny olives, which pair well with proteins like grilled chicken or salmon. As a bonus, these salads come together in 25 minutes or less. Recipes like Greek Salad with Edamame and Greek Salad Nachos are healthy, bright and bring a little of the Mediterranean to your kitchen table.

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Traditional Greek Salad

Traditional Greek Salad

Called horiatiki, this lettuce-free salad made up of tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, olives and feta is one of the most popular Greek dishes. It is traditionally served with bread, not pita. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2018

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Greek Salad with Edamame


Edamame adds protein to the classic Greek salad: romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, feta and olives. Serve with toasted pita brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with dried oregano or za'atar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2019

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Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Hummus & Greek Salad

Hummus & Greek Salad

Tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta top arugula in this quick Greek salad. Served with whole-wheat pita and prepared hummus, it makes a filling, yet healthy lunch. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

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Greek Revival Salad

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This attractive, full-bodied dish celebrates the Greek flavors of feta, black olives and plenty of oregano.

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Greek Salad Nachos

Greek Salad Nachos

This vegetarian nacho recipe is a fun combination of two favorites--nachos and Greek salad. It uses whole-grain pita chips instead of the tortilla chips used in traditional nacho recipes, and it's loaded with the classic fresh vegetables in Greek salad as well as creamy hummus and salty feta cheese. And it doesn't even need the oven! Easily doubled, this makes a great appetizer or light dinner. Source: EatingWell.com, November 2017

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Greek Tortellini Salad


Fresh cheese tortellini and classic Greek salad ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion come together for a fast side dish that's perfect for potlucks, picnics and other casual gatherings. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018

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Greek Kale Salad with Quinoa & Chicken


Toss the cooked chicken into this healthy 5-ingredient salad recipe while it's still warm to lightly wilt the kale, making it softer and easier to eat. Using store-bought salad dressing saves time, but you could also make your own Mediterranean vinaigrette. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2018

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Greek Salmon Salad

Greek Salmon Salad

If mixed salads fail to fill you up, try this hearty Greek salmon salad recipe, which calls for bulking up a traditional bed of mixed greens with roasted vegetables and protein-rich salmon. Leftovers make it a breeze to put together this delicious Mediterranean salad. Here we suggest two recipes you could meal-prep ahead of time--Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables and Sweet & Spicy Roasted Salmon--but you can use whatever roasted veggies you have on hand and pick up a precooked salmon fillet from the deli counter at your grocery store. This healthy salad would also be good with chicken. Serve it for an easy dinner or pack it up for lunch. Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

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Greek-Style Chicken Salad

Greek-Style Chicken Salad

Transform leftover chicken into a fresh Mediterranean-style salad with bottled vinaigrette, plenty of veggies, feta and olives. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Grilled Greek Chicken & Vegetable Salad

Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Salad

Fresh herbs, olives, and feta cheese give this grilled chicken and vegetable salad its distinct Greek flavor. On a hot summer evening when you don't want to be in the kitchen, fire up the grill and in 25 minutes, dinner is served. Source: 400 Calorie Recipes

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Chickpea Salad


Feta cheese and chickpeas lend a Mediterranean flair to this satisfying side salad. The Creamy Dill Ranch is great with it, but would also be good with a tangy vinaigrette. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad


An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

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Greek Salad with Sardines


The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad--tomato, cucumber, feta, olives and lemony vinaigrette--pair well with rich-tasting sardines. Look for sardines with skin and bones (which are edible) as they have more than four times the amount of calcium as skinless, boneless sardines. If you're lucky enough to have fresh sardines available in your supermarket, try them in place of the canned sardines. Lightly dredge them in salt-and-pepper-seasoned flour and sauté them in a little olive oil. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

The next time you grill or broil chicken breasts, cook some extra pieces to use in this salad. Or if you prefer, pick up some packaged cooked chicken breast strips or cubes at the grocery store. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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