Barefoot Contessa Makes a Greek Salad | Food Network

Ina’s Greek Salad is fresh, delicious and comes together in a cinch!

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Greek Salad
Level: Easy
Total: 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive: 30 min
Yield: 6 servings


1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 red bell pepper, large-diced
1 yellow bell pepper, large-diced
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, sliced in half-rounds
1/2 pound feta cheese, 1/2-inch diced (not crumbled)
1/2 cup calamata olives, pitted

For the vinaigrette:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup good red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil


Place the cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and red onion in a large bowl.

For the vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Still whisking, slowly add the olive oil to make an emulsion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Add the feta and olives and toss lightly. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.

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46 Replies to “Barefoot Contessa Makes a Greek Salad | Food Network”

  1. Why oh why does Ina insist on dipping her mustard soak spoon in salt and then the pepper. She always does this with any ingredient.That is really nasty. You should not contaminate food. She doesnโ€™t care because they clean up behind her and there is always a new dish of salt, or mayonnaise, or whatever ingredient. Still it is nasty. Why canโ€™t someone tell her about this bad habit?

  2. My grandmother was Greek, and really new how to cook. She tried to teach me a little, but I saw her rarely. She collected china. My dad would always cook Greek dishes for us every other weekend. I'd love to see you cook more Greek!

  3. This looks pretty good. I went to Greece a few years ago and they served salad & French fries with almost every meal. Made them with fresh toms, cukes, green peppers, red onions & olives. They sliced a thick sheet of feta cheese topped with herbs & oil served on the side along with fresh bread… best salad Iโ€™ve ever had

  4. I love your stuff, Ina, but I could never eat that salad unless the cucumbers & peppers were quick-pickled in some sort of vinegar. Otherwise, those ingredients wouldn't digest, and I'd need a vinegar chaser after dinner, which is a perfect way to ruin a food memory.

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