Everyday Greek Salad

This Everyday Greek Salad consists of chopped tender baby lettuces, sliced cucumber, red onion, cherry tomato halves, sweet pickled beets, chickpeas and greek olives. All of this is then topped with tender juicy chicken, lots of crumbled feta and homemade greek dressing! This recipe (generously) serves 1 but can easily be adjusted to serve more or less.

Everyday Greek Salad

Ever love food-something so much that you can eat every single day?

This greek salad is that for me.

I make sure my kitchen is never without a single ingredient at any given time because it’s my favorite lunch to make in advance and eat throughout the week. I’ve even had it for lunch and dinner before. I literally crave this salad. It’s fresh, flavorful and has a boatload of toppings which is exactly how I love my salads.

Everyday Greek Salad

To say I’m obsessed is an understatement.

Everyday Greek Salad ingredients.

To Make My Everyday Greek Salad Recipe You Will Need:

  • Tender baby lettuceslike baby romaine and mixed blend of baby lettuces. I love Revolution Farms! (not sponsored – I just love to support Michigan companies!)
  • cucumberAdds cool, crisp and refreshing flavor.
  • red onionConsider soaking onions in ice water to remove a lot of the bite. You still get onion flavor but it mellows out considerably.
  • cherry tomatoesI like to use a mixture of red and yellow.
  • chickpeasFor additional protein and fiber!
  • greek olivesPitted or not, greek olives add distinct briny flavor.
  • sweet pickled beetsAdds delicious sweet and sour flavor. I adore the Safie brand! (not sponsored – I just love to support Michigan companies!).
  • cooked chicken breastOr try cooked shrimp or salmon!
  • crumbled feta cheeseFreshly crumbled is best as it’s not coated in anti-caking ingredients.
  • croutonsI make my own greek pita croutons, but any (homemade or store-bought) croutons will work just fine.

Your Basic Grilled Chicken Marinade

Make The Chicken:

In summer months I make this incredible grilled chicken recipe and in the colder months, I use this air fryer chicken breast recipe. They both take roughly the same amount of time and are equally delicious!

crispy pita croutons

Make The Pita Croutons:

Preheat your oven to 400° and lightly spray a medium rimmed baking sheet with avocado oil spray (or other oil recommended for high-heat cooking). Cut 1/2 a pocketless pita (I used whole wheat) to bite-size pieces and evenly arrange them onto the prepared pan. Spray again with oil and season with salt. Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until the crisp and the edges golden. Remove and set aside to cool.

NOTE: I usually make more than this for a weeks worth of use, however for nutrition information, I’ve kept it at 1 serving.

Homemade Greek Dressing

Make The Greek Dressing:

It’s as simple as grabbing a jar, measuring and adding in 6 ingredients and whisking or shaking until combined. I’ve included the recipe printable at the bottom of this post.

building the salad

Build The Salad:

Once all ingredients are prepped, build your salad! Start with a deep and wide bowl and add chopped baby greens, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomato halves, chickpeas, sliced pickled beets, greek olives, toasted pita croutons, chopped cooked chicken and crumbled feta.

I also like to season my salad with extra freshly ground black pepper.

drizzle with greek dressing

Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the best greek dressing that ever existed.

Everyday Greek Salad

That’s it! Grab a fork, dig in and enjoy!

Everyday Greek Salad

Enjoy! And if you give this Everyday Greek Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Everyday Greek Salad

Everyday Greek Salad

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Everyday Greek Salad

My Everyday Greek Salad consists of chopped tender baby lettuces, sliced cucumber, red onion, cherry tomato halves, sweet pickled beets, chickpeas and greek olives. All of this is then topped with tender juicy chicken, lots of crumbled feta and homemade greek dressing! This recipe (generously) serves 1 but can easily be adjusted to serve more or less.
Course Mains & Entrees, Salads
Cuisine Greek
Keyword asian chicken salad, greek salad, grilled chicken
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 732kcal
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE PITA CROUTONS:

  • avocado spray or extra light olive oil spray
  • ½ pita cut into bite-size pieces
  • kosher salt

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 2 cups baby lettuces coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickled beets thinly sliced
  • 6 greek olives
  • 4 ounces chicken breast chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons greek salad dressing
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

MAKE THE PITA CROUTONS:

  • Preheat your oven to 400° and spray a medium rimmed baking sheet with olive oil or extra light olive oil spray.
  • Cut pita into bite-size pieces and arrange in a single layer on the prepared pan. Lightly spray the pita pieces and season with salt.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and the edges golden brown.

MAKE THE SALAD:

  • Start with a deep and wide bowl and add chopped baby greens, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomato halves, chickpeas, sliced pickled beets, greek olives, toasted pita croutons, chopped cooked chicken and crumbled feta.

    I also like to season my salad with extra freshly ground black pepper.

  • Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 1380mg | Potassium: 1748mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 35717IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 428mg | Iron: 9mg
Homemade Greek Dressing

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My Grandma’s Homemade Greek Dressing Recipe

In my Grandma’s Greek Dressing Recipe you’ll find simple ingredients like fresh garlic and lemon juice combined with dried oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and olive oil for the absolute BEST Greek salad dressing.

Yields 3/4 cup or serves 6 (2 tablespoon) servings.

Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine Greek
Keyword greek dressing, homemade, lemon, lemon juice, olive oil, salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 163kcal
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic grated or squeezed through a garlic press
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano rubbed in palm to crush
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice strained of seeds and pulp (about 1½ small lemons)
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil

Instructions

  • In a glass jar (or container with a tight fitting lid) add grated garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Measure and add oregano to your palm of your hand. Rub it between your fingers until finely crushed.
  • Add that to a glass jar (or container with a tight fitting lid) along with the grated fresh garlic, salt and black pepper.
  • Pour in the (strained) freshly squeezed lemon juice and the olive oil.
  • Shake or whisk well to combine.
  • You will need to shake or whisk in-between each use.

Notes

What is the Best Way To Store Greek Dressing?

Store dressing in a glass jar or container that has a tight fitting lid. Keep refrigerated in-between use. This dressing will eventually solidify when refrigerated. When this happens, set it out 30 minutes prior to using or hold the bottom of the jar under running warm water or place the jar in a bowl with warm water for a few minutes.

How Long Will Homemade Greek Dressing Last?

If stored properly, this dressing will last up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg