Greek Salad

This classic Mediterranean salad bursts with the flavor of ripe olives, tangy feta cheese, crisp cucumbers and a tangy lemon dressing.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Lemon Dressing

1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Salad

7
oz spinach, torn into bite-size pieces (5 cups)
1
head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (4 cups)
1
package (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese (1 cup)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
24
pitted ripe olives
3
medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1
medium cucumber, sliced

  • 1 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss salad ingredients and dressing. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Tangy feta cheese is Greek in origin and is traditionally made from sheep or goat milk. Sometimes referred to as pickled cheese, feta is cured and stored in its own salty whey brine.

Make it even more authentic by replacing the regular ripe olives with kalamata olives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.