What Is in a Traditional Greek Salad

A traditional Greek salad includes tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, Kalamata olives or green olives and feta cheese! This version has all these traditional elements … and some extras for good measure! I love adding chickpeas for protein, fibre and the crunchy texture. You can make this Greek salad vegan by using vegan feta or removing the cheese all together.

Green Greek Salad

Take a mini trip to the Mediterranean with this simple Green Greek Salad. Wholesome ingredients, protein packed chickpeas, and a homemade vinaigrette that all comes together in a pinch! You can flex this recipe and add grilled chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken if you want. Look in the Fraiche Food Full Hearts cookbook for our vegan feta recipe – so good!



For the Salad

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, diced
  • 4 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 540 mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

For the Vinaigrette

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar or bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together all of the salad ingredients, along with the dressing, and serve!