You may think there’s only one way to make Greek salad and that it’s boring. But there are many great ingredients that compliment the traditional flavours you would usually expect. This famous salad is light and fresh, nutritionally dense and great for a light summer meal. Here are a few recipes you can use to spice up a typically boring salad.
1. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This salad is a hearty twist on Greek salad with nutritious chickpeas and packed full of herbs like oregano and parsley. This salad is incredibly easy to pull together for a bbq or picnic lunch as a light meal or excellent side. Find some herbed at your supermarket feta for an extra flavour punch.
Find the recipe at Salt & Lavender
2. Greek Pasta Salad
This Greek salad with a pasta twist is a great meal to add to your summer routine. Use wholemeal pasta to take advantage of the nutrients. The crunchy green capsicums and juicy olives will make your mouth water.
Get the recipe at Easy As Apple Pie
3. Greek Salad With Quinoa
Adding quinoa to this Greek salad recipe is another great healthy and filling addition. You’ll be grateful for the added nutrients and texture this super food provides. The lemon vinaigrette is a tangy explosion in your mouth that will make you coming back for seconds.
Get the recipe at Cooktoria
4. Mediterranean Kale Quinoa Salad With Chicken
This Greek salad recipe has a delightful mess of ingredients, but they all come together in the most delicious and wonderful way. The seemingly strange combination of kale, lemon vinaigrette and traditional Greek salad ingredients with honey roasted almonds on top will absolutely make your mouth water.
This recipe is a great addition to your meal prepped lunches, something that will make you excited to eat rather than dread another sad salad lunch.
Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats
5. Greek Panzanella Salad With Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette
This Greek salad recipe incorporates classic Greek and Italian flavors with a unique panzanella addition to spice it up. Panzanella is an Italian way of adding bread to a salad. Think crispy croutons with lots of olive oil and an amazing garlic and buttery flavor.
This recipe is sure to be the star of the meal at your next BBQ or dinner party. The garlic and red wine vinaigrette really ramps up the explosion of flavour in your mouth.
You won’t need much else to complete your dinner after making this salad. Just add some meat or fish and you’ve got a great well rounded and scrumptious meal.
Get the recipe at Eating European
6. Zoodles Greek Salad
You’ll be breaking out the spiralizer for this light and healthy summer meal. Use up all your summer zucchinis for this Greek salad recipe as a way to get a nutrient dense meal into you.
Soaking the zucchini in the lemon and oregano vinaigrette for a little while before serving tenderises the noodles to that raw feeling, while still getting that crisp and crunchy texture. It also packs an amazing flavour punch to the dish as the whole, as zucchinis are incredibly absorbent and take on the flavour of whatever it’s combined with.
Get the recipe at Cupcakes And Kale Chips
7. Greek Pasta Salad With Artichoke Hearts
Another pasta twist on the good old Greek salad, this time with artichoke hearts and fresh basil to really change it up! This salad is delicious and hearty, perfect for a summer BBQ!
Get the recipe at Yummly
8. Lentil Greek Salad With Dill Sauce
This is an awesome recipe idea for those who meal prep. There’s a great variety of nutrients present with yummy lentils which are an excellent source of fiber and canned tuna which is a very affordable source of protein. The dill sauce ties it all together for a great salad twist.
Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum