Easy Keto Greek Salad Recipe

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This Keto Greek Salad is made with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese, with a tangy olive oil-based dressing. It’s a light and refreshing salad that you can serve any time.

» You’ll also love these low-carb greek salad bowls and this keto chicken salad.

Greek Salad

When we were visiting Athens a few years ago, we ate Greek Salads all the time. The reason: it’s such a delicious and fresh salad, and it’s naturally keto-friendly. Where have you been that has a readily available low-carb salad on every menu?

Making this salad at home is super simple. It just requires a few of your garden vegetables and it comes together super quick because nothing is cooked. You just need to do some chopping and whisk up a quick dressing. If you want to make a dinner salad, try these Low-Carb Greek Salad Bowls with chicken.

Ingredients in a Keto Greek Salad

Got a vegetable garden? This salad is perfect for using up those veggies. You really can mix and match here. If there’s something that you don’t like, like cucumbers, switch it out for something different, like broccoli, radishes, or cauliflower.

I know a lot of people don’t like olives. I have to tell you that the kalamata olives add a lot of flavor to this dish. If you don’t like olives, try to substitute for something pickled or acidic, like capers.

greek salad ingredients
  • Green and red bell peppers – Green bell peppers are traditionally used in Greece to make this salad, but I love the sweet flavor of the red bell pepper, so I like to mix them. You can use one or the other, as you like.
  • Red onion – I only add a few small pieces to each salad, because onions have high carbs. If you’re not a fan of the potency of a red onion, you can use a sweet onion instead.
  • Cucumbers – English cucumbers are best for this salad, because they don’t contain the seeds and watery core that other cucumbers have. If you have a cucumber with seeds, just it into quartered strips and cut out the inner core.
  • Cherry tomatoes – I love using cherry tomatoes for a greek salad because they’re so full of flavor and they are firmer than a whole tomato.
  • Kalamata olives (pitted) – A Greek salad isn’t complete without the burst of flavor from the kalamata olives. Try your best to find this type of olive. A regular black olive or green olive is just not the same.
  • Feta cheese – It’s important to find a full-fat, high quality feta cheese block. This is a major ingredient in this salad and a sub-par feta will ruin it.
  • For the dressing: Olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dried oregano and dill, garlic powder, salt and ground black pepper.

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Greek Salad

What Makes This Salad Keto Friendly?

It’s difficult to make a salad with so many vegetables, due to the fact that some veggies, like tomatoes, have a lot of carbs, but there is also some fiber in these veggies to combat the carbs.

As mentioned, this salad is keto friendly, but might be considered just low-carb to some, because there are 7 net grams of carbs in one serving. If you’re on a strict keto diet, be sure to adhere to the serving sizes.

In order to eliminate more carbs from the dish, you can add some lettuce or spinach and reduce the amount of tomatoes and/or green bell pepper.

How to Make Keto Greek Salad

This salad is so easy to make. All the time is really put into chopping the veggies. Keep them in bite-sized chunks, all about the same size.

Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, green and red bell peppers, onions, olives, and cubed feta in a bowl.

In another small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Whisk until fully combined.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix lightly.

What to Serve With Greek Salad

This low-carb greek salad is great all on its own. It doesn’t require a side dish or a protein. It’s really filling as it is. However, you could add some Mediterranean chicken skewers for a dinner serving.

Any protein, like lamb, chicken, or beef goes well with Greek Salad, so you can just fry up cubed pieces and serve them on the side, or on top of your salad.

What’s in the Greek Salad Dressing?

Greek Salad Dressing is the perfect salad dressing for a low-carb diet because it doesn’t have a lot of carbs. It’s a mixture of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and some spices. That’s all there is to it. It’s a well balanced dressing that really brightens up veggies.

Tips and Notes

  • There are 7 net grams of carbs in one serving of this salad, with the amounts given. You can adjust the number of carbs in your salad by making a smaller serving or cutting back on the cherry tomatoes or bell pepper.
  • We only add half a slice of red onions to each salad because they are a bit high in carbs. Feel free to swap out something in order to add more onions, if you like.
  • Check your Kalamata olives for pits before adding them to the salad. Biting into a pit is no fun.

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Greek Salad

Keto Greek Salad

This Keto Greek Salad is made with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese, with a tangy olive oil-based dressing. It's a light and refreshing salad that you can serve any time.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Cucumber, Tomatoes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium cucumber cubed
  • 2 thin slices red onion halved
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives whole or halved
  • 1 block feta cheese cubed

For the dressing

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, green and red bell peppers, olives, and cubed feta in a bowl.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix lightly.

Notes

  • There are 7 net grams of carbs in one serving of this salad, with the amounts given. You can adjust the number of carbs in your salad by making a smaller serving or cutting back on the cherry tomatoes or bell pepper.
  • We only add half a slice of red onions to each salad because they are a bit high in carbs. Feel free to swap out something in order to add more onions, if you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1206IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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