Healthiest Greek Salad

4.67 from 12 votes

Add a taste of the Mediterranean to your side salad.

healthiest greek salad

Learning to incorporate salad into your healthy lifestyle is a cornerstone of clean eating and menu planning for weight loss. And the good news is that salads don’t have to be a menu item that we consume based purely on their nutritional value. There are countless ways to prepare a salad so that it combines your favorite ingredients, and contains enough flavor and keeps your interest so that you continue to come back for more! This low calorie greek salad is our take on a classic favorite, and its unique blend of flavors is sure to make it a diet staple in your home.

Healthy Ingredients from the Mediterranean

This low calorie greek salad recipe takes all of the healthiest elements of the Mediterranean diet and uses them to capture the epitome of the flavor of the region many of us are so enamored with. Tomatoes add tangy flavor and are rich in anti-oxidants, as are delicious Kalamata olives, which burst with bold flavor in every bite. Onions add even more complexity to this dish, and greens and cucumber both add antioxidants, fiber, and a satisfying crunch. You won’t miss out on flavor when you dress this fantastic salad with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, and top with creamy feta cheese.

Because this low calorie greek salad is so low in calories and fat, only containing nutrients and healthy fats that are beneficial to your heart, you can feel free to make it a few times per week, and help yourself to seconds. Let us know if you’ve discovered any additions or variations that make this low calorie greek salad favorite!

Watch How to Make Our Low Calorie Greek Salad

4.67 from 12 votes

Healthiest Greek Salad

As a side or a main dish, this low calorie greek salad is full of healthy Mediterranean ingredients and is totally tasty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 3 people
Serving Size 2 cups salad with dressing
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cucumber large
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 4 tomatoes large, sliced
  • 1 onion large, sliced
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce or other green lettuce of choice
  • 4 ounces feta cheese diced or crumbled
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • In a small bowl, to make the dressing, mix the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. You can adjust the amount according to taste.
  • In a salad serving bowl, mix the lettuce, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, onions, feta, lemon zest and dried oregano. Mix with the dressing when ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cups salad with dressing | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 901mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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  1. Sounds healthy….looks healthy….most likely is….EXCEPT for the sodium!!!!! Too much for someone who has congestive heart failure!!!!!

  2. This is the most delicious salad ever. I have just started Weight Watchers and all of the best recipes I have found have been on your website. Thank you so much. Your website and recipes are amazing!.

    1. Hi, there are other ingredients in this recipe, such as olive and feta, that also contain sodium/salt.

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