Greek salad

Greek salad

Go Greek, Swedish-style, with this classic salad. Naturally low carb. Naturally delicious. This authentic recipe comes from Team Diet Doctor's cinematographer and video editor, Giorgos Chloros, who grew up in Greece but now resides in Stockholm.

Greek salad

Go Greek, Swedish-style, with this classic salad. Naturally low carb. Naturally delicious. This authentic recipe comes from Team Diet Doctor's cinematographer and video editor, Giorgos Chloros, who grew up in Greece but now resides in Stockholm.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3 (12 oz.) 3 (350 g) ripe tomatoripe tomatoes
  • ½ (513 oz.) ½ (150 g) cucumber
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) red onionred onions
  • ½ (2½ oz.) ½ (70 g) green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 10 oz. (2 cups) 280 g (450 ml) feta cheese
  • 10 10 black greek olives
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp dried oregano
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Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice the bell pepper and the onion. Arrange on a serving platter or, if possible, plate the salad on individual salad plates.
  2. Add feta cheese and olives, and drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the salad.
  3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Sprinkle with crumbled oregano and serve.

Tip!

Want a different look? Try cherry tomatoes as we did. Or swap the colors... yellow tomatoes with orange or red bell peppers is pretty. Or crumble the feta. Different presentations, but the same deliciousness.

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19 comments

  1. Gail
    You've changed your website! Can't find some of the recipes I loved in December! Are you going to emails three meal recommendations each day :( That really helped me!!!!
  2. Vanessa
    I know it says not to count calories....But, where are all the calories coming from in this salad per serving?
    Reply: #10
  3. Brindusa
    @ Vanessa ..indeed it looks very dodgy for a salad to have almost 600cal
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    The calories are from the fats. Keto is low carb, high fat which means the recipes tend to have more calories (but we tend to eat smaller servings as the food is richer and more filling). Salads without the good fats are just carb bombs.
  5. Raven
    Wow, even my 4 & 6yo boys downed it! They didn’t even complain about the onions! Though I only used 3/4 onion (6 servings), but it was a pretty large onion.
  6. Raven
    Wow, even my 4 & 6yo boys downed it! They didn’t even complain about the onions! Though I only used 3/4 onion (6 servings), but it was a pretty large onion. Even better the next day!
  7. Venencia
    I had this for dinner and really enjoyed it. Crunchy and taste. That oregano uum nice. Thank you for sharing the recipe
  8. Jojo
    I love Greek salad but how can I make this Keto? Thanks.
    Replies: #9, #11
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I love Greek salad but how can I make this Keto? Thanks.

    At 15g carbs, you could start with reducing the number of tomatoes or greens.

  10. julia
    probably from the cheese and olive oil.. 200 grams is a lot for a salad in my opinion.. I usually put 50 grams of Balkan cheese and that's more than enough for me
  11. Julia
    reducing the veggies :)
    I generally put a lot of leaves in my salads (lettuce, spinach, arugula etc), but keep in mind that every salad is gonna be high in carbs especially if you love veggies, so I usually eat them only when I know that I had a "low carb day".. so if I had bacon and eggs for breakfast, and then salmon and avocado for lunch
  12. Gabriela
    I love this salad!
    I just change the bell pepper to orange or yellow to have different colours and vitamins ;)
    One small tip: after chopping the onions, but the slices on a cold water bath for a few minutes. It decreases the acidity.
  13. Brandon J. Li
    Finally someone that makes the 1 true Greek Salad (Classic Horiatiki) instead of the usual oddball combinations typically found here in the States (including those made by Greek-Americans who also swear their Beef and Lamb Turkish Doner Kabop meat is just like you will get in Athens, Greece. The same G/A folks that also just mix cucumbers and yogurt or horror of horrors add mayo to the mix and call it true Greek Tzatziki). You have redeemed our faith in at least a portion of humanity and now even world peace may be possible ;-)

    Wonderful recipe and a deliciously beautiful photo as well.

  14. okiedokie
    How many carbs would there be in this salad if I left out the bell peppers and olives, used lemon and white vinegar instead of red wine vinegar and 1 tomato instead of 1.5?
  15. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor
    Green peppers and olives have about 3 net carbs per 100 grams each. Lemon is about 6.6 net carbs per 100 grams and tomatoes are about 2.69 net carbs per 100 grams. Your end results would depend on the size and amounts you used. All numbers are from the USDA Nutrition Database. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/
  16. Lynn
    Hi I cannot eat olives, what can I substitute please
    Reply: #17
  17. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi I cannot eat olives, what can I substitute please

    Hi, Lynn! You can simply omit the olives if you like! Or you can substitute with more of one of the other ingredients that you prefer.

  18. Cynthia Pierce
    Yes a true Greek salad finally. I am surprised about the number of carbs. I guess the recipe must have originally called for lemon. I am really surprised it is that high in carb content. I have heard that it can kick you out of ketosis. Is that true. A lot of lemon is used in Greek cooking as is vinegar. Maybe that helps offset it?
    Reply: #19
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Yes a true Greek salad finally. I am surprised about the number of carbs. I guess the recipe must have originally called for lemon. I am really surprised it is that high in carb content. I have heard that it can kick you out of ketosis. Is that true. A lot of lemon is used in Greek cooking as is vinegar. Maybe that helps offset it?

    Hi, Cynthia! Unfortunately, this isn't one of our keto recipes. This is a moderate low carb recipe, as indicated by the yellow circle with the carb count. Basically everything in this recipe has carbs, aside from the olive oil. You could choose to eat a smaller portion if you're wanting it to fit for keto, but it may still be too many carbs for your day depending on your other meals.

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