Greek Peasant Salad Recipe
The best Greek salad, a Greek Peasant Salad Recipe is made with beautiful vegetables, creamy Feta cheese, Kalamata olives and a simple vinaigrette.
What an unbelievably yummy salad this is for any time of year, as long as you can get fresh veggies at the market. Greek Peasant Salad has basic ingredients, and this recipe has been around for a long time. Dive right in!
Enjoy the fresh, herby flavors (and light dressing), coupled with the salty tang of the feta and olives.
The perfect side dish served with a chicken breast, and my Best Parmesan Basil Brown Rice Recipe. This is a simple meal, but oh, so good.
Add favorite herbs
Of course, in the summer, substitute fresh (garden) summer tomatoes and cucumbers. Play around with fresh herbs. Add them all, or just one. By the way, what is your favorite herb? Mine is basil, but for this salad I’m adding dill, basil, and mint–perfect!
How to make Greek Peasant Salad Recipe
- Make the dressing with red wine vinegar and olive oil. Add the red onion to the mixture to set for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the salad.
- In a large bowl add the tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs, olives, and feta.
- Pour the olive oil dressing mixed with onions over the veggies, tossing gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately with crusty bread to soak up the extra vinaigrette!
Rainy Days and Mondays
Friends, it’s Monday and it’s soggy and has been pouring down rain for days. I usually have a few standard Monday chores to cross off my list. I also think about these lyrics … Rainy days and Mondays always get me down. I’m not crazy about Mondays, are you?
- Change my sheets
- Clean the bathrooms
- Cook extra chicken in slow cooker for salads and easy weeknight meals
Pretty simple, right? You can check out my Instragram today for my bed making 101 (@ReluctantEntertainer ). You may think, how complicated can it be? Well, we LOVE our bed. We’ve had it for a few years now. But it has the separated mattresses so it’s not that easy to make! Just watch the video, and you will see. You have to climb on the bed to get the corners just right, and then … well, like I said. You’ll see. HA HA.
I also have a zillion emails and a lot of work to catch up on on a Monday. Just letting you know a little about my day today … :) The good part is, giving thanks–no matter what a blue or rainy Monday is like–is a remedy for the soul.
Greek Peasant Salad Recipe
Friends, this is a simple salad, so try to find good quality produce. Of course, the more ripe and juicy the tomatoes are, with crispy cucumbers, and mild red onions, the crunchier and fresher the salad will taste.
Top the salad with chunks of creamy Greek Feta cheese and Kalamata olives.
Next, douse with the best extra virgin olive oil you have on hand. My daughter is very finicky about the olive oil she cooks with, and honestly, you can tell the difference in quality.
The more I cook and try new salads, the more I love “just salad” meals.
As for hosting, I always go back to my favorite salads to serve to company. This Greek Peasant Salad, my Wild Rice Salad (packed with fresh veggies and basil), and this Watermelon Chile Lime Feta Salad is super easy when you’re in a pinch for time.
Greek Peasant Salad recipe
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil the better the quality, the better the salad will taste
- 1 large red onion peeled, sliced thinly
- 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 2 English cucumbers halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives cut in half (or more if you love olives)
- 4 ounces block good quality feta cut into cubes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, and red onion in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, cucumber, fresh herbs, olives, and feta to the bowl.
- Pour the olive oil dressing mixed with onions over the veggies, tossing gently to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve!
Try these Greek recipes: Greek Salad Skewers [Garnish with Lemon] and Low-Carb Baked Greek Meatballs with Feta and Oregano [Kalyn’s Kitchen].