Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing

This Mediterranean Chopped Salad features a delicious homemade Creamy Greek Dressing and is loaded with all your favorite veggies! It’s fork/bowl/finger licking good!

Greek Chopped Salad

So apparently I’ve never shared my super simple Greek salad recipe with y’all.

I’ve posted my go-to Greek Green Bean Salad, my fun and fancy Greek Tortellini Salad, and my uber healthy Greek Kale Salad… but somehow kept forgetting to photograph my “clean out the crisper” basic salad with its creamy, dreamy dressing.

This quick and easy Mediterranean Chopped Salad is a must-make.

It’s crazy versatile, so feel free to add your favorite mix-ins.

I opted for a tasty combination of romaine, tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, and feta. You could also mix in sliced banana, spicy pepperoncini peppers, toasted pita “croutons” or your favorite variety of olives. You could even add chopped avocado!

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing

As for the dressing, I went with my crazy flavorful creamy Greek dressing.

It features a lovely combination of herbs and spices with garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, creamy feta and Greek yogurt.

I’m OBSESSED with this dressing.

I used my blender to make it and have used a mini food processor as well – both work great! You could even use an immersion blender if you have one handy.

No gadgets? No problem! First mash the feta then peel, smash, and mince the garlic up into a paste. Combine with remaining dressing ingredients in a small mason jar and shake vigorously until emulsified.

If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative, my classic Homemade Greek Dressing works great for this salad as well!

Chopped Salad with Feta

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing

The creamy Greek dressing is AMAZING! I typically double the recipe so I have extra in the fridge the next day. It will thicken a bit in the fridge. Simply set it out to reach room temp and it will return to gloriously pourable.

It’s great on salads, pita wrap sandwiches, and even pasta salad!

Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing

This Mediterranean Chopped Salad features a delicious homemade Creamy Greek Dressing and is loaded with all your favorite veggies!

Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Creamy Greek Dressing, Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup bell pepper , diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes , diced or sliced
  • 1-2 cups chopped English cucumber
  • 1/4-1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese , plus extra if desired

CREAMY GREEK DRESSING

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 TBSP water

Instructions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender (my favorite!)
  2. No gadgets? No problem! First mash the feta then peel, smash, and mince the garlic up into a paste. Combine with remaining dressing ingredients in a small mason jar and shake vigorously until emulsified.
  3. Allow dressing to sit while you chop and toss together your salad, then shake again before serving.

  4. Pour the dressing over salad and mix to coat. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftover dressing keeps marvelously in the fridge for a few days so if you’d like to double the recipe and have extra – go for it! The dressing is also AMAZING swirled into pasta salad.

Optional extras include sliced banana, spicy pepperoncini peppers, toasted pita “croutons” or your favorite variety of olives. You could even add chopped avocado!

Nutrition Facts below include both salad and dressing and are calculated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 373mg16%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5638IU113%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Mediterranean Chopped Salad

If you get a chance to try this crisp Mediterranean Chopped Salad, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Ashley F

    5 stars
    This salad is so good and easy to make! We love it!

  • wilhelmina

    5 stars
    I made this salad for lunch and it’s amazing, we cleaned up every bite! The dressing is to die for!

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