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composed greek salad with piles of chickpeas, onions, tomatoes olives, beets and pepperoncinis on big serving dish with wooden spoon

simple greek salad (detroit style)

Marni Katz
this simple greek salad serves a crowd and is best served with warm pita bread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 servings
Calories 255 kcal


  • salad
  • One head of lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup olives drained and dried
  • 1 cup chickpeas drained and dried
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup beets sliced
  • 8 pepperoncinis drained, left whole
  • 1 cup feta cheese more or less as you want
  • salad dressing
  • 1 garlic clove grated or 1 frozen garlic cube
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • salad
  • gather ingredients
  • drain and pat dry the chickpeas, the olives, the beets and pepperoncinis
  • slice thinly the beets, cucumbers and red onion
  • chop up the lettuce into bite sized pieces and pile on a large serving platter
  • assemble the salad (i like to give everything it's own space on bed of lettuce for presentation and then toss with dressing at the table)
  • sprinkle with feta cheese and serve
  • salad dressing
  • place all ingredients into an 8 oz mason jar (or any jar with a lid)
  • shake, shake, and shake some more until the dressing is completely emulsified


Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 6gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 635mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 530IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy salad, feta salad, greek salad, homemade dressing
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