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Keto Greek Salad

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Chunks of fresh veggies and a lovely dressing enhance this simple keto Greek Salad making the flavors POP! And the creamy, tangy, salty feta 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!

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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
  • Red onion
  • Green bell pepper – green bell pepper is traditional, but use what you’ve got!
  • Feta
  • Oregano
  • 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 salad has a good balance of fat and protein, and it 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:

  1. Prep the veggies – there’s a fair bit of cutting involved but you can prep everything ahead of time to make it easy
  2. Mix the dressing – it’s just olive oil and red wine vinegar! Save a drizzle of oilve oil for the top of the feta.
  3. Toss the veg with the dressing and nestle the feta on top.
  4. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the feta and sprinkle it with oregano.
  5. Dive in!
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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 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

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.

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

Can you use store-bought Greek Salad dressing?

You can, but it doesn’t need it. The dressing in this recipe simply uses a good quality 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.

Can I make Greek Salad without tomatoes?

You sure can! Just omit them and carry on! You can add more peppers or cucumbers if you need to stretch the salad.

Can you make this Greek Salad recipe with lettuce?

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!

How many carbs are in keto Greek Salad?

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

Fresh veggies, a tangy dressing, and amazing feta combine to create a humble but oh-so delicious and keto Greek Salad!
Course Keto Lunches, Salad
Cuisine European
Keyword bell peppers, greek dresing, Greek Salad, Horiatiki Salad, Horitaki Salad, tomatoes, Village Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 949IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 5g

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.

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