Greek Salad with Baked Feta and Tzatziki

Greek salad is a delightful, fresh treat – add baked feta, tzatziki and a quality loaf of bread and you’ve got a fabulous weeknight meal!

This meal was entirely inspired by my honeymoon. We went to Kos, and the food there was absolutely divine (the smell of fresh dill always takes me back).

Kos is a self-sufficient island outside tourist season (when the population more than triples) and so they grow a huge amount of beautiful, fresh fruit and vegetables. The Aegean sea is teeming with all sorts of delicious seafood and on every hillside there are sheep and goats, from whose milk is made rich, salty feta.

Greek salad is a staple which we ate almost every night when we were there. I hope you enjoy it – I’ve tried to make it as authentic to Kos as possible.

Ingredients, Substitutions and Variations

  • For the salad – the Greek salad itself is simple – tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, lemon juice. Because it’s so simple, the quality of ingredients really shines through. If you’re in the U.K. like me, I’d recommend splashing out on your tomatoes – those watery salad tomatoes won’t cut it here.
  • For the tzatziki– the tzatziki needs cucumber, Greek yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice and dill. The more garlic the better!
  • For the baked feta – the baked feta just needs feta, olive oil and thyme. Try to use a good quality olive oil, if you can.
  • To serve – get some delicious bread to serve this with. I got a black olive sourdough loaf – it was perfect.

Top tips

  1. Salt your cucumber

    For the tzatziki, it’s important to salt your cucumber before adding to the yoghurt. This draws out the excess water and intensifies the cucumber flavour.

  2. Chop it up

    You can chop the vegetables for your Greek salad into as large or as small chunks as you like – it’s personal preference.

  3. To serve

    Serve this as a meal in its own right, or alongside a moussaka for a Greek feast.

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Greek Salad with Tzatziki and Baked Feta

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Harriet Young
A delicious, vegetarian Greek style meal with Greek salad, baked feta and tzatziki.
5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 185 g jar pitted black olives
  • 1/2 lemon

For the tzatziki:

  • 250 g Greek style yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Small bunch fresh dill

For the baked feta:

  • 200 g block of feta
  • Small bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

To serve:

  • Fresh loaf of bread

Instructions
 

  • For the salad, chop the tomatoes into small chunks and thinly slice the cucumber and red onion. Tip into a bowl with the olives and mix. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
  • For the tzatziki, peel the cucumber and thinly slice. Put it in a colander and sprinkle over the salt, and leave for a few minutes over the sink.
  • Meanwhile, for the baked feta, put the feta on a large sheet of baking parchment on a baking tray and top with the olive oil and thyme. Scrunch the baking parchment loosely around it and pop in the oven at 160 degrees for 5-10 minutes, until softened and warm.
  • Back to the tzatziki – tip the cucumber into a bowl and pour over the olive oil. Finely chop the garlic and add to the bowl, then squeeze in the lemon juice. Pour in the yoghurt and dill; mix. Have a taste and adjust the levels of salt/lemon juice if needed.
  • Let everyone help themselves! Grab a hunk of bread and pile it up with salad, soft feta and top with the cooling tzatziki.
Keyword salad, vegetarian

15 responses to “Greek Salad with Baked Feta and Tzatziki”

  1. […] case I haven’t told you (ha! Feta and Dill Pie, Greek Salad) we went to Kos for our […]

  2. This is my favorite salad.

    1. I love it too! Delicious, isn’t it?

  3. Had to take a look at your Greek recipes after your follow and mine in return. Are you of Greek heritage? My hubby is 100%. He taught / forced me to like feta cheese and Greek olives. LOL

    1. Hello! I’m not Greek, but absolutely love Greek food – I could eat feta all day! We had our honeymoon on Kos and loved it so much we’re going back again this summer – can’t wait!

      1. Our favorite is Mykonos. But have also been to Crete and other places. I love Greece.

        1. Me too, I just love how relaxed and friendly the people are too

  4. I want this so much, even though it’s breakfast time 🙂

  5. […] is so easy it barely counts). I love this sort of meal – see my Swedish Smorgasbord or my Greek Salad. They are perfect for Tuesday nights – not only are they seriously easy, but they are fun […]

  6. 5 stars
    This is the perfect afternoon lunch! A refreshing Greek salad with tzatziki sauce – incredibly satisfying!

  7. 5 stars
    So delicious, easy to make and flavorful! It’s perfect for hot summer months, I will be making this again and again, thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    The combination of fresh veggies, tangy feta, and creamy tzatziki was perfect. The flavors were well-balanced and the dish was very satisfying.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this greek salad with dinner last night and it was fantastic! The tzatziki was great too!

  10. 5 stars
    We can’t get enough of this salad! It’s the easiest to make and everyone always loves it. Perfect to go along with any meal. Thank you for the recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    How flavorful and delicious is this salad recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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I’m Harriet, writer and cook, and I’m so pleased to have you here! I love nothing more than cooking delicious food and sharing it with the world. You can find out more about me here.