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Greek Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

One of my favorite, simple salads is a traditional Greek Salad. While in Greece, I feasted on this simple cucumber and tomato based Greek Salad daily. I couldn’t wait to replicate it at home, using Greek ingredients I brought home with me, such as really good extra virgin olive oil, olives, and capers. However, you don’t have to travel to Greece to find these ingredients—you can find all of them at most any supermarket, too.

This classic salad recipe honors local food systems—it’s all about making something of nothing. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, citrus and herbs grow steadily beneath the Mediterranean sun, so why not create a dish that captures all of those ingredients in one? It’s so easy to whip up this salad, yet it’s so delicious and nutritious and pairs well with any meal, from a bean dish to veggie burgers.

Watch the video of me making this recipe in may own kitchen for my Instagram Live Sustainability Series on Growing Biodiversity on Your Plate. 

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Greek Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This traditional, plant-based Greek Salad will take you on a trip to Greece, thanks to the key ingredients of extra virgin olive oil, olives, tomatoes, and capers.


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Ingredients

  • 2 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup Greek olives, drained, whole
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Optional: Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, pepper, olive, and capers in a medium salad bowl.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add oregano and season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Chill until serving time.
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 184 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan greek salad, healthy greek salad, greek salad

For other plant-based Mediterranean recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Greek Butter Bean Salad
Green and Gold Brown Rice Salad
Easy Mediterranean Artichoke Chickpea Bake

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