Chopped Greek Salad is bursting with fresh ingredients, crisp textures, and tons of Greek flavors.
Dressed with a light Greek vinaigrette, you can serve it as a side dish or make it the star of the meal!
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Chopped Greek Salad
In my opinion, the toppings are the best part of the salad. I could probably just enjoy a bowl of toppings and leave the lettuce out all together.
But can’t in good conscience call it a salad and not include even a little lettuce.
The best part of this salad is all the wonderful flavors and textures! Because they are chopped small you get to enjoy all of them in each and every bite. When adding in lettuce, I like Romaine the best.
It’s a firm lettuce that can hold it’s own, even chopped small, and mixed with all the other yummy toppings.
I love this colorful salad for lunch or dinner and it’s easy to prep ahead for a weekend get together!
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Chopped Greek Salad Ingredients
- romaine lettuce
- cherry tomatoes
- red onion
- kalamata olives
- feta cheese
- chick peas
- artichoke hearts
- pepperoncini peppers
- Greek salad dressing
Cherry tomatoes – If you don’t have small tomatoes, feel free to use your favorite variety. I just like the smaller ones as they are easier to chop and have less seeds.
Cucumber – I like to use English cucumbers because they are seedless and you don’t have to peel them before using them.
Red onion – This is not a requirement but I like the bite they add. If you don’t like them diced feel free to thinly slice them or leave them off all together.
Kalamata olives – Make sure you use pitted ones and avoid a trip to the dentist. If you don’t like these or can’t find them, use black olives instead.
Feta cheese – This is my favorite part of the salad. It adds a salty taste and creamy texture to the salad.
Chickpeas – Or garbanzo beans add a bit of protein to the salad to make it a complete meal!
Artichoke hearts – Not found in traditional Greek salads, but I do love them so. I prefer to use the marinated ones (drained before added to the salad) but you can use the plain ones.
Pepperoncini peppers – What I always think of when I see a Greek salad, they add a bit of sour tang to the dish without being spicy. These are also optional if you don’t like peppers.
Salad dressing – Use your favorite Greek Vinaigrette or a quick mixture of olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice will work in a pinch.
How to chop romaine lettuce
First: Separate and wash your lettuce leaves.
Second: Cut the leaves in 1/2 to 1 inch wide strips, lengthwise.
Third: Gather the strips and cut across the strips to make squares or diced lettuce pieces.
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How to make chopped Greek salad
STEP ONE: Wash and separate your lettuce leaves. Slice and chop your lettuce into bite sized pieces. Place in a large bowl.
STEP TWO: Chop and prep the cucumbers, tomatoes, and remaining ingredients and toppings.
STEP THREE: Add to the lettuce and toss to combine.
STEP FOUR: Drizzle with Greek vinaigrette dressing. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy with pita bread.
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
What does chopped salad mean?
It’s just a regular salad but with all the lettuce and toppings all chopped or diced into bite-sized pieces.
It’s great for meal prep and a great salad for lunch as you don’t need a knife to cut it. Makes it super easy to eat!
Does Greek salad have lettuce?
Traditional Greek salad, or Horiatiki, doesn’t generally include lettuce because lettuce is only grown in the winter and Greeks tend to eat seasonally. It’s also served without mixing in the toppings.
How long does it last?
If you keep the dressing separate, this salad will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. If I am making this ahead of time, I prefer to prep all the ingredients and keep them store separately. Then mix just before enjoying.
Tips for no leftover chopped salad
- make sure to chop all the ingredients the same size to make the bites consistent.
- this is a great salad for meal prep. Chop/dice all the ingredients, store in separate containers, and mix when ready to eat.
- don’t add dressing to the salad until ready to enjoy. If the dressing sits on it the ingredients will get soggy.
- make it a full meal by adding diced cooked chicken or shrimp.
- toast your pita bread and serve with the salad. I love to use it as a spoon!
- freshly cracked black pepper is a great way to finish this salad!
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