Greek Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 94KCAL

Nothing says summer quite like a fresh, crisp Greek Salad and our slimming friendly version is ideal for diets like calorie counting and Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories94
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars6g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Nothing says summer quite like a fresh Greek Salad and our slimming friendly version is ideal if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

A traditional Greek Salad would usually also include some olive oil and olives, but we’ve omitted these to keep this recipe as low on calories and Points as possible. You can, of course, feel free to add some if you’d like, but you’ll just need to remember to adjust the nutritional values accordingly!

We prefer to use mixed leaves as the basis for our Greek Salad, but you can use whatever you like – romaine, iceberg or kos lettuce would also work really well!

What diets is this Greek Salad suitable for?

This Greek Salad recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free, as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Reduced fat Greek-style cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Greek Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Greek Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Greek Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Greek Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Greek Salad?

Usually salad dressings are made with a mixture of olive oil and vinegar, but we’ve found that the vinegar from a jar of mixed pickled vegetables or pickled gherkins works really well as a substitute for olive oil and vinegar when mixed with a bit of water.

We love these Melis Mixed Pickled Vegetables from Asda as they’re sooo nice – we get through at least a jar a week!

How many calories are in this Greek Salad?

There are 94 calories per portion in this Greek Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Greek Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

First make the dressing. Put the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, pickling liquid, water, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix. Set aside.

Step 2

Arrange the mixed leaves on a plate or in a bowl, then arrange the tomatoes, cucumber and red onions on top. Drizzle the salad with a couple of tablespoons of the dressing. Top with the diced cheese.

Step 3

Serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

What could I serve with this Greek Salad?

This Greek Salad works really well when served as an accompaniment to any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when your Greek Salad is ready?

You’ll need to mix the ingredients for your dressing until combined and then drizzle over your assembled salad.

How long can you keep Greek Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you want to keep any leftovers then make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Greek Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Greek Salad?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Greek Salad

Nothing says summer quite like a fresh, crisp Greek Salad and our slimming friendly version is ideal for diets like calorie counting and Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 94
  • Carbs 14G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 100 g cucumber cut into small chunks
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 32 g reduced fat Greek-style cheese
  • 4 decent handfuls mixed salad leaves
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp pickling liquid from a jar of pickled vegetables
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp water

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Instructions

  1. First make the dressing. Put the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, pickling liquid, water and salt and pepper into a bowl and mix. Set aside.
  2. Arrange the mixed leaves on a plate or in a bowl, then arrange the tomatoes, cucumber and red onions on top. Drizzle the salad with a couple of tablespoons of the dressing. Top with the diced cheese.
  3. Serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

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Sam TuckeyFriday 17th August 2018

Can you use balsamic vinegar instead?

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Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

Hi Carolyne,

Thanks for getting in touch!

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