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Lettuce Greek Salad

Simple and quick to make, this lettuce Greek salad is a twist on the original. Tossed in a red wine and herb dressing it's perfectly fresh and delicious.
Lettuce Greek salad served in a large bowl with two spoons.

Last Updated on May 13, 2021 by Betty Davies

Ready to serve in 10 minutes, this lettuce Greek salad is perfect in it’s simplicity. Made with crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, feta and olives, it’s tossed in a tangy red wine vinaigrette for a light and fresh side salad.

Overhead shot of lettuce Greek salad served in a large bowl.

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Fresh, light, easy and most importantly delicious, this Greek lettuce salad is a great summer side dish for all of your favorite mains.

Made with classic Greek ingredients and tossed in a simple vinaigrette, this simple salad will transport you to the Greek islands! Loaded with fresh veggies, this is a great healthy side that the whole family will love.

What are you waiting for? Get chopping!

Be sure to try my Spinach Raspberry Salad and Greek Salsa too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: It takes no more than 10 minutes to throw this salad together, and you just need a handful of fresh and simple ingredients.
  • Make ahead: Both the salad and dressing can be made ahead of time and tossed together before serving.
  • Dietary info: This lettuce Greek salad is vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s low carb and low calorie and packed full of fresh and healthy veggies with no added sugar.
Close up of the salad seasoned with black pepper.

Ingredients

For the Greek salad dressing

  • Extra virgin olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil adds a nice rounded flavor to the dressing. In a pinch you can use regular, or another oil like avocado.
  • Red wine vinegar: For a light tang. You can also use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Lemon juice: Use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled for the best flavor.
  • Seasonings: Oregano, salt and pepper.

For the salad

  • Lettuce: I used romaine lettuce for the base of this Greek salad. Iceberg would also work well.
  • Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes work great in this salad as they have a nice sweetness to them.
  • Cucumber: Diced cucumber adds a great freshness and crunch to each bite.
  • Olives: I like to use kalamata olives in salads. They have a great meaty texture and I find them less briny that black olives. You can use black olives though if you have them to hand.
  • Feta cheese: No Greek salad is complete without feta. It’s salty, creamy and so good! Its best to use a block of feta rather than the crumbles, as these can be quite dry and are definitely less flavorful.

How to make lettuce Greek salad

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Mix together the ingredients for the salad dressing (photo 1).
  • Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl (photo 2).
  • Toss the salad with the dressing and serve!
Two photos to show the salad dressing and salad ingredients in a bowl.

Recipe Variations

This Greek lettuce salad is pretty delicious as it is, but there are a few easy additions and swaps you can make, to make it your own.

  • Make it a fuller meal by adding shredded chicken or chickpeas.
  • Feta cheese works amazingly well, but you can substitute it with goats cheese if you prefer.
  • You can easily add in other salad vegetables. Bell peppers are a great addition and avocado works great too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make it ahead of time?

This salad is best dressed fairly close to serving so that the lettuce doesn’t wilt, but you can certainly prep it ahead of time. You can make the Greek salad dressing up to 2 weeks ahead of time, and the chopped veggies will keep well covered in the fridge for 3 days. Leftovers will keep well for a couple of days, the lettuce will start to soften, but it will still be good to eat.

Does a Greek salad usually contain lettuce?

No! This is not a traditional Greek salad, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong! The lettuce adds to the freshness and is super crispy. The lettuce actually lightens up the overall flavor and the salad stretches further, which means less chopping!

Greek lettuce sald in a large serving bowl and served on to two small side plates.

Serving Suggestions

This lettuce Greek salad is perfect to serve with all of your favorite mains, from chicken and seafood to meat and veggie dishes. It also makes and excellent addition to a cookout or potluck. Try it with:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Chop your veggies into similar sized small pieces so that it’s easy to eat and everything combines easily.
  • Don’t dress the salad until just before serving so that the lettuce stays nice and crisp.
  • Once tossed, sprinkle over. little salt and black pepper to enhance the flavors further.
The salad served on to a small side plate.

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Lettuce Greek salad served in a large bowl with two spoons.

Lettuce Greek Salad

Simple and quick to make, this lettuce Greek salad is a twist on the original. Tossed in a red wine and herb dressing it's perfectly fresh and delicious.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Ingredients

For the dressing

For the salad

  • 2 romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 16 cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 16 kalamata olives (sliced)
  • 1 cup feta cheese (150g)

Instructions

  • Mix together the ingredients for the salad dressing.
  • Chop the salad ingredients and place in a large bowl.
  • Pour over the dressing and toss everything together.

Notes

  • Chop your veggies into similar sized small pieces so that it’s easy to eat and everything combines easily.
  • Don’t dress the salad until just before serving so that the lettuce stays nice and crisp.
  • Once tossed, sprinkle over. little salt and black pepper to enhance the flavors further.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1224IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg

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