Greek salad on a bread basket

Greek salad on a bread basket

2 reviews
READY IN 20 minutes
PREP TIME 20 minutes

A salad is always welcome either as a side dish,  a main course , or even a starter...a Geek salad can be any of these...almost every Greek family , that loves healthy food will include this salad on their either lunch or dinner table...the recipe of the Greek salad which became very famous about 60 years ago , simply comes from the Greek -Americans , first and second generations, with the memory of their progenitors working on the Greek fields...they  will always curry tomatoes cucumbers onions olives  and dry bread for their lunch break....when Greek Americans used this combination to make a salad sold by  restaurants named it Greek salad made it famous all over the adding the feta cheese (white soft salty cheese) turned it to a main course popular up to date and very healthy too....recently I discovered in the Greek market a little bread basket and I have started using this for serving  a Greek salad.....if you cannot find one, then make the Greek salad  and add dry tastes good and it is so pleasant to have  during the  summer warm evenings....


  • 4 medium size tomatoes,
  • 2 medium size cucumbers
  • 2 small dry onios
  • 1 round green pepper
  • 1 level tablespoon dry origano
  • 10 olives Kalamata (black with small stones)
  • 2 tablespoons extra Greek virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • some leaves of fresh round salad
  • 1 teaspoon of white viniger


  • 1wash the fresh vegetable
  • 2cut into cubes of the same size
  • 3mix all the ingredients together and let it stand for about 8-10 minutes
  • 4if you have the bread basket available then serve the salad on it...if not, then add the dry bread cut in pieces together with the vegetable and serve


Nutrition Facts

  • Calories
  • Total Fat
    30 g
  • Sodium
    3 mg
  • Carbs
    80 g
  • Fiber
    120 g
  • Sugars
    10 g


Peter Dyck
16 February, 2020
Melina, as I have to watch my sodium, where do you find kalamata olives with low enough sodium to get this number?
Melina Selalma
17 February, 2020
Hello Peter, how nice to be found from here too, thank you ..Greek olives preserved with olive oil , usually have less salt than any others ...check out Kalamata olives soaked with olive oil...check the sodium on label soak them with hot water (not large amount) for few hours, rinse with cold and use...cheers
Melina Selalma
26 July, 2016
some friends came over last night and this was the faster meal I could make , we enjoyed it with a glass of chilled white dry wine...perfect combination