This Greek olive and feta salad adds flavor to any meal. In fact, it is so delicious that it might take over and be the star.
Or add some protein and make it the main part of the meal.
My husband isn’t a huge fan of veggies. So when I make a salad, it has to be pretty special for him to want more. After he finished the first serving, he had seconds.
Greek Olive and Feta Salad Ingredients
This salad is packed with nutrition. It has spinach, kalamata olives, green olives, tomatoes, peppers, feta, bacon bits, and Greek salad dressing.
You can leave out the bacon, but it adds a lot of flavor. So I highly recommend leaving it in.
How to Make a Greek Olive and Feta Salad
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This salad is so easy to make you don’t have to have a minute of cooking experience. In fact, it’s all about dumping everything into a bowl, tossing it, and serving it.
However, there’s actually just a tad more to it than that. Before I toss everything into a bowl, I do a little bit of measuring … and chopping. I like the spinach chopped small enough to put into my mouth without splashing dressing all over my face.
So first, chop the spinach and put it in the bowl.
Then, add the olives.
Add the peppers.
Next, add the little tomatoes. You can cut them if you want. I do that sometimes, but this time, I didn’t since they’re so small.
Then pour in the Greek dressing and toss the ingredients to coat them.
Sprinkle in the bacon bits.
Finally, toss in the feta.
This time, I served it as a side with pan-seared salmon. It was a delicious, nutritious, complete meal. I used to always have potatoes, rice, or pasta, but I’m not doing that as often anymore. And I don’t miss the starch at all.
Benefits of Olives
When you eat olives, you’re getting a ton of nutrition that benefits your heart. The added benefit is that they’re delicious.
Olives also help protect you from osteoporosis, cancer, and other diseases. In fact, according to Medical News Today, they’re a vital part of the Mediterranean diet recommended by medical professionals.
According to Caring Medical, olives contain elements that help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. This is good for joint and bone health.
More Fabulous Recipes
If you like this salad, you’ll love this Mediterranean salad that has similar flavors but is a tad different.
Another yummy salad is this tomato cucumber salad with feta.
You might also like this very southern ambrosia coconut salad from Julia’s Simply Southern blog.
A wonderful dessert after any meal is this lemon meringue pie.
It’s creamy and absolutely scrumptious. We also enjoy this chocolate walnut pie.
- 1 cup of chopped spinach
- 1/2 cup of kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup of green olives
- 1/2 cup of cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of pepper rings
- 1/2 cup of feta cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup of bacon bits
- 1/4 cup of Greek salad dressing
- Pour the chopped spinach into a medium-size mixing bowl.
- Add the kalamata olives, green olives, grape tomatoes, and pepper rings. Lightly toss the ingredients in the bowl.
- Add the feta crumbles and bacon bits. Toss the ingredients again.
- Add the Greek salad dressing and toss.
- Serve as a side salad or add protein (chicken or shrimp) to make it the main dish.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 17mgSodium 966mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 7gSugar 4gProtein 8g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.