This healthy Greek salad recipe is made with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and homemade croutons and is extra light thanks to the 2-ingredient salad dressing.
Who doesn’t love healthy Greek salad? There are many variations of Greek salad, but this one is my go-to because it can be made in less than 10 minutes. Easy peasy! Lately, I’ve been making to eat salad for lunch. It’s quick and it makes me feel good afterward. Plus, it’s an easy way to squeeze extra veggies into my day.
This salad uses romaine lettuce as a base, and is topped with various mediterranean ingredients. But what makes it healthy—besides the vegetables—is the dressing, which is simply a combination of olive oil and lemon juice.
GREEK SALAD INGREDIENTS
- romaine lettuce — or lettuce of your choice
- grape tomatoes
- red onion
- feta cheese
- whole grain croutons
- olive oil+lemon juice
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Yes you read that correctly: I’m that obsessed with this salad. All you have to do is add the lettuce to a large bowl. Then, chop up the tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion and add them to the bowl, along with the cheese, croutons and dressing and toss everything together.
For the croutons, you have two options: use store-bought or make homemade. Personally, I think homemade croutons are WAY better and they can be made in just 15 minutes. If you want to keep this gluten free, you can use gluten free bread OR just chickpeas instead.
For the dressing, simply whisk the oil and lemon juice together and then drizzle it over the salad. It’s both light and fresh and you won’t be left wondering what to do with the leftover dressing.
Looking to add MORE to your salad? No problem! Try adding one or more of these ingredients to “up” your salad game.
- bell pepper
- roasted red pepper
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Healthy Greek Salad
- 4 cups romaine lettuce or more
- 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced
- 1/2 cup cucumbers sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion sliced
- 3 oz. feta cheese
- 1 cup whole grain croutons
for the "dressing":
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Add lettuce to a bowl and set aside.
- Chop the tomatoes, cucumber and onion and add them to a salad bowl; then, add in the cheese and croutons.
- Last, whisk olive oil and lemon juice together then pour it over the salad; toss everything together.