Greek Wedge Salad

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A Greek Wedge Salad is a festive addition to your holiday table, with its red and green color scheme. It’s an easy way to add some veggies to a special meal.

Greek Wedge Salad | Good Cheap Eats

I’ve always been a big fan of salads. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve preferred salads to be a part of my meal, or even the whole meal, over anything else. In fact, some days, I’d rather have a salad instead of dessert.

I usually suit my craving at home since salads are so cheap and easy to make. One of my favorites and one of the easiest to make is the wedge salad. The traditional wedge salad is a “wedge” of iceberg lettuce (though I’ve had it on romaine) topped with a creamy dressing, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and green onions. There’s a really yummy one in my new cookbook. (<– affiliate link)

The wedge is such a fun and simple way to serve a salad, you don’t have to stick to the classic, though the classic is certainly one of my favorites! 

A wedge salad comes together quickly because you don’t spend a lot of time prepping the greens. Remove the core of an iceberg lettuce. (Organic is best since they tend to be among the dirty dozen.) Wash the head of lettuce, leaving it intact. Split it four ways and place one “wedge” on each salad plate. Arrange your toppings on the lettuce chunk.

To eat the salad, your diners will cut and slice bites as they like. It’s that simple!

Today’s recipe gives the classic wedge a Greek twist. Cucumbers, Greek olives, feta cheese crumbles, and tomatoes top the iceberg wedge while a drizzle of herbed dressing adds extra zest.

This salad is super festive for the holidays but just as comfortable at a backyard barbeque. If you’re hunting for good tomatoes in winter, try grape tomatoes. While a bit harder to chop than romas, they tend to have more flavor this time of year. You can easily make this salad dairy-free by omitting the feta cheese. Be sure to omit the cheese if you’re doing a Whole 30.

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Greek Wedge Salad | Good Cheap Eats
Greek Wedge Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Crisp iceberg lettuce is topped by tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta. An herbed vinaigrette adds extra zing to this Greek Wedge Salad.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: greek salad, greek wedge salad, salad, wedge salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 237 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cored and rinsed
  • 4 small Persian cucumbers chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 12 Kalamata olives halved
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles optional
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the head of lettuce into quarters. Place one wedge on each of four salad plates. Divide the cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives among the four plates. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese on each lettuce wedge.
  2. In a small bowl or jar, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, and dill. Add the olive oil, and which or shake to combine. Drizzle the dressing over the salads and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on 1/4 of the recipe. Refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Wedge Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 309mg13%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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Comments

  1. We love wedge salads at our house too. I love how quick and easy they are. And I love how pretty your Greek wedge salad looks with all those colors.

  2. Joyce says

    Since I am not chunky and doctors do not want me to lose weight, is there a fatter, more decadent version? Oh yes,…..JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG!! Read it as soon is it hits my inbox and have learned so much!! Thanks.

  3. Kelly Hess says

    I love salads too, thanks for the great idea! Awhile back, my son wrote down my favorite things, and for food he said salads! I told him that salad wasn’t really my favorite food, but he said mom you eat them all the time. True oh so true, I love and crave a good salad!

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