Great Greek Salad

Great Greek Salad Recipe
Photo: Sang An


6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 227 mg
Calories 438
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 35 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Fat 29 g
Fiber 5 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 9 mg
Satfat 8 g
Sodium 1967 mg


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus 6 sprigs
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/2 pound chunk Feta cheese
2 14-ounce cans stuffed grape leaves
1 medium seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
1 8-ounce package cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
3/4 cup black olives (such as Kalamata)
1 12-ounce jar pepperoncini, drained
1 lemon, quartered and seeded
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


To make the basil oil, combine the olive oil, 1 cup basil leaves, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Divide the Feta, stuffed grape leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, and the basil sprigs among 6 plates. Squeeze with lemon juice; drizzle with the basil oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stephana Bottom,

Real Simple

June 2004
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