Rachel Weill
Prep Time
30 Mins
Makes 8 servings

If you're used to eating vinegar-based Greek salads, this traditional version—made with lemon juice—will be a delightful change. For more Mediterranean classics, see our complete collection of Greek recipes.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, parsley, and olives.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.

Step 3

Break feta cheese into about 1/2-inch chunks and add to cucumber mixture. Add dressing and mix gently, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

Notes: You can prepare through step 2 up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill vegetables and dressing separately. Just before serving, pour cucumber mixture into a colander to drain off any liquid, then return to bowl and mix with feta cheese and dressing.

Ratings & Reviews


October 02, 2016
Our garden tomatoes are prolific and we needed to use some up.  This was a perfect recipe.  I halved it for 3 servings.  Like others, we cut the oil back to 1 Tablespoon which seemed plenty.  I also omitted the parsley and dried oregano and used some fresh oregano instead.  Next time I think I'll add some diced green pepper.

stellacorona's Review

April 26, 2013
awesome! didn't use parsley, used less oil, lemon juice and feta. my husband had a business associate to dinner with us, and he loved it so much he asked me for the recipe and sent a picture a few days later of his finished masterpiece!! served it with CL chicken souvlaki and lemon greek potatoes the first time. love this!

NYoung003's Review

April 22, 2013

jcamlin's Review

September 04, 2012
We loved it with our filet and baked potato!

mikoprice's Review

June 02, 2012

Skippytracer's Review

June 21, 2011
I'm making this for the second time. My husband and I really liked this salad. The first time around I only used 4 oz of reduced fat feta. I also cut the amount of oil called for in half. We didn't miss either.

JeriTex's Review

September 23, 2010
Nice recipe for a light summery salad. Made it with Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki sauce. I did cut the olive oil by half and it still came out great. Slightly briney, if you don't like high sodium foods (like me) you may want to consider cutting back on the feta.

AlaHoneyBlossom's Review

April 02, 2010
Ok, because I'm Greek, I had to comment on this one, if only to correct the ingredient list: we don't put any parsely in Greek salad. The only herb you'll find in it is oregano

Dave023's Review

November 21, 2009
Awesome way to get your veggies! This one goes into the winner's recipe box.

deliamacpher's Review

August 24, 2009
i love this recipe. so easy and simple and delish