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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Keto Greek Salad

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This refreshing Keto Greek Salad is a healthy, low-carb version of a classic Greek salad, but tastes just as delicious as the traditional recipe! It’s packed with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, salty olives, tangy feta cheese, and a zesty dressing that’s vibrant and flavorful. This is the perfect side dish for a potluck or picnic, but it can also be eaten as an entree for a light lunch or dinner!

Keto Greek salad with feta served in a white bowl.

When I make salads, I tend to add a large variety of ingredients to them because plain green salads are a little boring to me. Also, if you’re making a salad as a meal – you need to bulk it up with things that are healthy but will still keep you full!

This keto Greek salad with feta is one of my typical lunches or light dinners. It also works really well as a side in a bigger spread, but is hearty enough to keep you full for a long time!

I absolutely love the different textures and flavors in this fresh salad. Every bite has a little something different, which keeps it interesting! 

For a dressing, I just make a simple keto Greek salad dressing with olive oil, oregano, red wine vinegar, and salt. This low carb salad itself is so flavorful and fresh that you don’t need much in terms of a dressing. 

This easy salad serves 2 people as a main dish or 4 as a keto side dish, but you can always double or triple the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd! The best part? It tastes just like an authentic Greek salad, but still works for a low carb diet!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Healthy and delicious
  • Packed with fresh vegetables
  • Ready in 10 minutes
  • Only 8 grams net carbs per serving
  • Easy meal prep recipe
  • Tastes just like a traditional Greek salad, but with much fewer carbs!
  • Tangy homemade Greek salad dressing
  • Great salad for a ketogenic diet, but works for anyone to enjoy!
  • Best keto Greek salad recipe ever!

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🥘 Ingredients

This easy Greek salad recipe is made with simple ingredients that you can find at any grocery store! Here’s what you need:

Ingredients for healthy keto greek salad recipe on a white background.
  • Fresh Veggies: We use low carb vegetables and classic Greek salad ingredients like cherry tomatoes, green bell peppers, red onion, and cucumbers!
  • Tangy Add-Ons: Capers and Kalamata olives are both low carb, and are packed with flavor. You can also use black olives if you prefer.
  • Dressing Ingredients: Our simple homemade low carb Greek salad dressing with healthy fats is made with extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, red wine vinegar and salt.
  • Block Of Feta Cheese: For added protein, creaminess and a great tangy flavor in this keto friendly Greek salad!

🔪 Instructions

This keto Mediterranean salad is so easy to make and is ready in just 10 minutes! Here’s how to make keto Greek salad:

Prep Veggies: Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place into a large mixing bowl. Dice the bell pepper, thinly slice the red onion, and cut the cucumber into even cubes. Add to the large bowl.

Chopped red onions on a cutting board.

Add Remaining Ingredients: Toss the capers and olives through the salad ingredients until well combined.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and onions tossed in a mixing bowl.

Chill: Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Greek keto chopped salad in a mixing bowl.

Make Homemade Greek Dressing: In a small bowl mix together the oil, red wine vinegar, oregano and salt.

Keto Greek salad dressing mixed in a small mixing bowl.

Serve: When ready to serve, transfer the salad to a serving dish and add the diced feta cheese on top of the salad. Drizzle the keto Greek dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

Low carb Greek salad in a white bowl.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Use English cucumbers or Lebanese cucumbers. Compared to regular cucumbers, they’re sweeter, more tender, and you don’t have to peel them!
  • Don’t use regular tomatoes. They will make your Greek keto salad watery. Instead, stick to cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • Use good quality, fresh veggies. The veggies are the star of this dish, so you want to make sure you use the freshest vegetables possible. You’ll also want to make sure to chop the veggies into small pieces that are all the same size for easy eating.
  • Salad dressing can be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container or a mason jar in a cool dry place or in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure to whisk before serving to combine all ingredients.
  • Reduce the tomatoes and onions for even less carbs. Carbs can quickly add up when adding tomatoes and red onion, if you’re following a strict keto diet you can reduce the amounts of these ingredients to suit your macros. You can replace the tomatoes with romaine lettuce in this Greek veggie salad as well if you’d like.
  • For the best flavor, chill before serving. To enhance the flavors of this keto chopped salad, prepare and mix the salad ingredients, chill, covered in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

📖 Variations

  • Different Cheese: If you don’t have feta, you can use goat cheese or any other cheese you like in this keto vegetarian Greek salad. You can even substitute feta cheese for vegan friendly cheese to make this delicious salad vegan friendly (just watch for the carbs on the vegan cheese as some vegan cheese can be higher in carbs).
  • Add More Protein: Try making this keto Greek salad with chicken breast, grilled steak, or any lean meat for a higher protein option. You can also add more feta for protein, if you want to keep this salad vegetarian friendly.
  • Dressing Variations: You can add fresh herbs to this low-carb salad dressing like fresh oregano or basil. For even more flavor and spice, try adding fresh garlic or garlic powder, black pepper, or crushed red pepper. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can also use white wine vinegar, lemon juice, or apple cider vinegar.

❓Recipe FAQs

Is Greek salad keto friendly?

Typically yes, Greek salad is more keto friendly than a lot of other salad recipes! When made with. the right low-carb ingredients and proportions, one serving of this healthy Greek salad can have between 4-8 grams of carbs – which is great for a low carb diet. Traditional Greek salad contains vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions, which are slightly higher in carbs, but you can add lower carb veggies like romaine lettuce and cucumbers to balance out the macros.

Is Greek salad dressing keto?

If you’re making low-carb greek salad dressing at home, then yes, it will be keto friendly since you can control the types of fats and amount of carbs and sugar added. Typically, there are between 1-15 grams of carbs in Greek salad dressing, depending on which ingredients are used.

Most store bought Greek salad dressing can have a lot of carbs, and are typically higher in unhealthy inflammatory oils. Which is why I recommend just making at home – it’ll be healthier, more budget friendly, and will taste just as good as store bought!

Are kalamata olives keto? Is feta cheese keto friendly?

Yes! Both kalamata olives and feta cheese are keto friendly. Olives are a great option on the ketogenic diet because they’re low in carbs and high in healthy fats. 10 olives has about 3 grams of net carbs. Feta cheese is also very low in carbs – it has about 1.5 grams of net carbs per 1/4 cup serving, so it’s great for keto as well! Both of these ingredients taste great in this low carb summer salad.

How do you store keto Greek salad?

This low carb Mediterranean salad stores really well! If you’re making it ahead of time, I recommend storing the delicious dressing separately from the combined salad ingredients so that your salad doesn’t get soggy. Transfer this keto summer salad to an airtight container, and the dressing to a separate airtight container, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. A dressed salad will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for about 1-2 days.

Low carb keto Greek salad with feta served in a white bowl.

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Keto Greek Salad

This refreshing Keto Greek Salad is a healthy, low-carb version of a classic Greek salad, but tastes just as delicious as the traditional recipe! It's packed with fresh vegetables, salty olives, tangy feta cheese, and a zesty dressing that's vibrant and flavorful. This is the perfect side dish for a potluck or picnic, but it can also be eaten as an entree for a light lunch or dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place into a mixing bowl.
  • Dice the bell pepper, thinly slice the red onion, and cut the cucumber into even cubes. Add to the mixing bowl.
  • Toss the capers and olives through the salad ingredients until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • In a small mixing bowl mix together the oil, red wine vinegar, oregano and salt.
  • When ready to serve, transfer the salad to a serving dish and top with diced feta cheese.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
  • Salad serves 2 as a main meal or 4 as a side dish.

Notes

  • Thoroughly wash and dry the greens.
  • Salad dressing can be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 5 days. Make sure to whisk before serving to combine all ingredients.
  • Fresh oregano or basil can be added if desired.
  • White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar can also be used instead of red wine vinegar.
  • Carbs can quickly add up when adding tomatoes and red onion, if you’re following a strict keto diet you can reduce the amounts of these ingredients to suit your macros.
  • To enhance the flavors of the salad: prepare and mix the salad ingredients, chill, covered in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  • Try cutting all salad ingredients evenly to make it easier to enjoy.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Substitute feta cheese for vegan friendly cheese to make this delicious salad vegan friendly.
  • This recipe serves 2 as main or 4 as a side dish. The serving size is about 2 cups as a main or 1 cup as a side dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

48 responses to “Keto Greek Salad”

  1. This is my kind of salad. It’s so fresh tasting and refreshing especially during the hot summer months. This will be my go to salad for the months ahead.5 stars

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