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Bring the flavours of Greece to you dinner table with this Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing. A simple salad loaded with feta cheese, olives and tomatoes. Then topping with a fresh cucumber dip.

over head table setting view of the Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Sometimes I feel like writing out a recipe for a green salad is like cheating.  I mean all you do is toss some things in a bowl and you are done.  Not much of a recipe, right?  Well, I tend to agree with that 100%.  Yet here I am writing out a recipe for something that I am sure anybody with zero culinary skill could put together.  So, why.  Well, because I make these darn things and sometimes just sometimes, people like ideas.  It just might be a simple salad or a sandwich, but it’s the idea.  And with the tzatziki, it is a delicious idea!

Greek Salad goes great with grilled fish.  It is probably my favourite side dish in the summer.  Today, however, this salad was my lunch all on it’s own.  With the tzatziki on the side, it just didn’t disappoint.

Tzatziki has a great tangy flavour.  Traditionally it is used as a dip for meats, vegetables and breads.  I don’t know who or when it started becoming a feature in salads, but it works great.  Tzatziki doesn’t really have a pouring consistency, so you will have to spoon it over your salad. 

close up of the Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Notes About The Salad

  • The cucumber really needs to drain to get all the liquid out before making the tzatziki dressing.  I do this by placing in a colander set over a bowl for about 1/2 hour to an hour.
  • Alternatively you could place the grated cucumber in a clean towel and squeeze out the excess liquid

Enjoy and happy salad making.

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Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Bring the flavours of Greece to your dinner table with this Greek Salad!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: cucumber, feta cheese, olives
Servings: 4
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


For the salad:

  • 3 cups baby leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 Pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup black olives pitted
  • 1 cup feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1/2 Red onion halved and thinly sliced

For the Tzatziki:

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber peeled, de seeded and grated
  • 3 cloves cloves crushed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Two tablespoons of chopped dill
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • Place the cucumber in a colander over a bowl. Leave it for at least an hour to drain off the liquid. Alternatively, put it in a clean tea towel and squeeze out the water.
  • Make the dressing by combining the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt and olive oil. Stir well.
  • Toss together all the salad ingredients and serve the tzatziki on the side.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 1621mg70%
Potassium 767mg22%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 13770IU275%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 401mg40%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on May 31st, 2016
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