Chunks of fresh veggies and a lovely dressing enhance this simple keto Greek Salad making the flavors POP! And the creamy, tangy, salty feta cheese is the perfect addition that puts this amazing salad over the top! Easy to make and delicious to eat, this keto and low-carb Greek Salad is always a hit!
This is such a pretty salad. All those colors really make you want to dig in and grab a bite! And, loaded with nutrition and not a lot of carbs, it’s a winning meal for lunch or dinner, or just as a side dish with your favorite meal.
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What You Need To Make The Best Keto Greek Salad
It doesn’t take much to make this amazing keto vegetarian recipe, so gather up a few ingredients and be prepared for something delicious in hardly any time!
- Tomatoes – see note below
- Cucumbers – I like to use English cucumbers because you can eat the skin and they add so much color
- Olives – your favorite pitted olives are fine or go traditional with Kalamata olives
- Red onion
- Green bell pepper – green pepper is traditional, but use what you’ve got!
- Dried oregano – or use fresh oregano
- Extra virgin olive oil – use the good stuff!
- Red wine vinegar
Are Tomatoes Keto?
Yes, tomatoes are keto and you can read more about that in this article. Yes, tomatoes are a bit higher in carbs and strict ketoers will probably want to avoid them for that reason, but they’re fine in moderation. Just be sure to count your carbs and you’ll be fine!
If you’re concerned about the tomatoes, leave them out!
What Kind Of Tomatoes Should I Use?
The kind of tomato isn’t as important as how ripe and fresh they are. Use the freshest, ripest tomatoes you can get! I have made this salad with grape or cherry tomatoes, but also with lovely right-off-the-vine beefsteak tomatoes that I cubed. It’s up to you! You can even add some yellow tomatoes to add a pop of color.
Is Greek Salad Keto?
You bet it is! This authentic Greek salad has a good balance of fat and protein, and it is low in net carbs so it’s a good pick for a keto diet.
How To Make Easy Greek Salad
Unlike many variations of this salad, this one doesn’t have a complicated keto Greek salad dressing, which makes it easy to get on the table in a jiffy. Here’s how:
- Prep the veggies – there’s a fair bit of cutting involved but you can prep everything ahead of time to make it easy
- Mix the dressing – it’s just olive oil and red wine vinegar! Save a drizzle of oilve oil for the top of the feta.
- Toss the veg with the Greek dressing and nestle the feta on top.
- Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the feta and sprinkle it with oregano.
- Dive in!
Is Horiatiki Salad the Same as Greek Salad?
Yes! They are the same salad, and you’ll often see it written as Horitaki Salad, too. It means Village Salad, named thusly for the simple ingredients which can be found in many gardens in Greece. No matter what you call it or how you spell it, they’re the same salad!
How To Eat This Salad
Many Greek Salad variations use crumbled feta cheese that’s mixed into the veggies and dressing, but if you put the block of feta on the top of the salad, it becomes the star of the show. Then, just cut into it and pull off a hunk of feta with your veggies and enjoy as much or as little feta as you like.
Chef Jenn’s Tips
- Freshness is key! Get the freshest veggies you can find for this recipe
- You can prep the veggies ahead of time and just assemble the salad before serving
- Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to add some heat
- You can even add some capers to add a bit more flavor and color to this low-carb diet recipe
- Top it with some grilled shrimp or chicken for a meatier main dish salad
What To Serve With This Keto Greek Salad Recipe
I LOVE this salad as a main dish with grilled chicken or shrimp, but it also doubles as a terrific side dish next to air fryer Chicken Tenders, a hearty chaffwich sandwich, or to lighten up a hearty meal like this Meatloaf Casserole or this Creamy Garlic Chicken. Or, for an extra boost of protein, serve this easy Greek salad with tuna stuffed avocados.
How To Store This Salad
With all these fresh veggies, the salad won’t freeze well. But the good news is that you can keep this salad tightly covered in the fridge for 3-4 days and it’ll be just fine!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can, but it doesn’t need it. The Greek dressing in this recipe simply uses a good quality extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar for some tang and acid. That’s all it needs! Plus, store-bought dressings often have sugar and thickeners in them which add unnecessary carbs.
You sure can! Just omit them and carry on! You can add more peppers or cucumbers if you need to stretch the salad.
Sure you can! It won’t be an authentic Horiatiki Salad if you add lettuce, but it’d sure taste good! I’d either tear romaine lettuce up and toss it in with the veggies, or lay down a bed of lettuce and add a generous spoonful of this salad on top. Either way, yum!
A hearty portion of this keto salad recipe is just 5 net carbs. You can trim a few carbs by eliminating the onion and reducing the tomatoes.
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Keto Greek Salad
- 2 cups diced English cucumber
- 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1 cup olives
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 ounces feta cheese in a solid block
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- Add the diced cucumber, tomatoes, green bell pepper, olives, and red onion to a large bowl. Toss them gently to combine.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk the 1/4 cup of olive oil with the 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and a pinch of salt until emulsified. Add this to the vegetables and toss well.
- Put the veggies and dressing into a serving bowl and nestle the feta cheese block on top. Drizzle the feta with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano.
- Serve and enjoy!
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
WANT EVEN MORE EASY KETO RECIPES?
I’m always in the kitchen creating new recipes, and while some of them are big hits, I get some misses, too. But these are some of my favorite all-time recipes:
- Thick and luscious Salmon Chowder
- Grilled veggies – I love how versatile this recipe is!
- This amazing cauliflower dish
- Meaty sausage Parmigiana
5 thoughts on “Keto Greek Salad”
This sounds like the perfect salad for lunch or dinner. I love the combination of flavours. Easy to make too.
My all-time favourite salad. So vibrant and fresh.
We added grilled shrimp and it made a perfect light supper!
I love everything about this salad! Easy to make, healthy, and really delish! Perfect!
I love anything low-carb or Greek-style… This recipe may be my new favorite thing!