Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

  • This Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette is easy to put together, and it’s a website favorite!

    Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

    Greek salads are often favorites because of their simplicity.  This Simple Greek Salad is indeed that.  It’s comprised of romaine lettuce leaves, cucumber, tomato and feta cheese.  Lemon zest and fresh dill are tossed with the salad to give it a delicious, fresh flavor.

    The vinaigrette is comprised of garlic, lemon and oregano flavors.  Everything is fresh and simple!

    Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

    If you’re looking for a light salad to serve with your dinner, try this Simple Greek Salad.  I prefer to serve it with grilled chicken or steak for a light summer meal.

    If you’re looking for more Greek-inspired recipes, you might also enjoy my Greek Spinach Pie and this Greek TzatzikiPastitsio, Greek Panzanella Salad, and this Skinny Greek Layer Dip are delicious choices too!

    Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

    Love this easy, no-frills Greek salad recipe!

    Course Salad
    Cuisine Greek
    Keyword greek, Lemon, salad
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 213 kcal

    Ingredients

    VINAIGRETTE:

    • 1/2 small garlic clove, peeled and minced
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano

    SALAD:

    • 8 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves (or a 10-ounce bag)
    • 1/2 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons
    • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

    Instructions

    PREPARE THE VINAIGRETTE:

    1. Sprinkle minced garlic with salt; crush with the flat side of a large knife to make a paste. Scrape into a leak-proof 1-cup jar. Add remaining ingredients, seal tightly, and shake to blend.

    PREPARE THE SALAD:

    1. Place the lettuce in a large salad bowl. Top with cucumber, tomatoes, dill and lemon zest. Just before serving, drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss lightly. Sprinkle with feta and freshly ground pepper and serve at once.

    Recipe Notes

    • *WEIGHT WATCHERS FREESTYLE SMARTPOINTS PER SERVING: 7
    • *If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, be sure to use water in the vinaigrette (or GF broth).
    • *Use any leftover dressing on grilled fish or chicken.
    Nutrition Facts
    Simple Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 213 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 20g 31%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 8mg 3%
    Sodium 189mg 8%
    Potassium 376mg 11%
    Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 175.6%
    Vitamin C 19%
    Calcium 9.5%
    Iron 8.4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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