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Who loves salad? Okay, I know not everyone is raising their hands right now, because salad usually isn't something that gets people all excited and stuff. But this Greek salad is THE BEST.


4 servings

Total time

15 minutes




Sides, Dinner, Lunch


  • 1 medium lemon (zest and juice of)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar (plus 1 tsp. honey )
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp dried basil leaves
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • dash coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 3 heads romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 english cucumber (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • dash coarse salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • whole pepperoncini (for garnish - optional)


  1. Vinaigrette: Whisk together lemon zest and juice, vinegar, garlic, sugar, honey, oregano and basil. Drizzle in olive oil until combined. Season with salt and black pepper and taste; adjust seasoning if necessary. Whisk in feta cheese. Set aside.

    Salad: In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Toss with desired amount of dressing. Sprinkle with coarse salt and black pepper and top with Parmesan cheese and garnish with pepperoncini, if desired.
  2. View the recipe instructions at The Gourmet RD

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