• Ingredients

  • 1/2 a large, seedless English cucumber (about 6 to 7 ounces), chopped
  • 1/2 a green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (about 6 ounces) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives (you can also serve these alongside)
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 to 3 ounces feta in thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sprig oregano, leaves minced
Popular Greek salads are known for their fresh ingredients containing feta, cucumber, olive oil and tomato. Try this refreshing version, uncluttered by lettuce and a heavy dressing, it’s all crunch and colors and brightness, and we can get the ingredients from fridge to table in less than ten minutes.


Toss cucumbers, pepper, tomatoes, olives (if using) and onion in a shallow bowl or deep plate. Squeeze half a lemon over it. Arrange feta slices on top. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Serve with a slice of feta on top of each serving, and the second half of the lemon for those that like their salads punchier.

Greek Salad with Lemon and Oregano

If you’re concerned about the pungency of the raw onion, you can squeeze the lemon juice on top of it and let it sit for a while in a dish before adding both to the salad. It will mellow and soften it.

Original Recipe Source: smittenkitchen.com