This easy Greek salad recipe is a flavorful, refreshing summer side dish! If you make it ahead for a gathering, save a few mint leaves to add right before serving.
¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
3tablespoonsred wine vinegar
1garlic clove, minced
½teaspoondried oregano, more for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
1English cucumber, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced ¼-inch thick
1green bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
2cupshalved cherry tomatoes
5ouncesfeta cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes*
⅓cupthinly sliced red onion
⅓cuppitted Kalamata olives
⅓cupfresh mint leaves
Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt, and several grinds of pepper.
On a large platter, arrange the cucumber, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and olives. Drizzle with the dressing and very gently toss. Sprinkle with a few generous pinches of oregano and top with the mint leaves. Season to taste and serve.