Greek salad (or horiatiki as it is called in Greece) is a classic dish that you will find in every taverna in Greece and her islands, this grilled Greek salad is a totally different take on that classic using the same ingredients and adding a deliciously creamy garlic and feta dressing.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This grilled Greek salad is super quick and easy to make
- It’s delicious and a different take on the standard Greek salad
- This grilled Greek salad is the perfect addition to your Greek mezze table
- Healthy eating – eat the rainbow of gorgeous veggies!
Turn a standard Greek salad on its head with this delicious grilled Greek salad instead. Want to try a normal Greek salad, then check out my Greek salad and tzatziki recipe.
For your grilled Greek salad you’ll want the same ingredients you’d use for a standard Greek salad; peppers, cucumber, red onion, olives and tomatoes.
Cucumbers – while I have used these baby cucumbers in my grilled Greek salad, you can just as easily use full size cucumbers sliced in half lengthways then sliced again to make 4 long slices then cut in half to get long fingers about 10-15cm long.
For the dressing
Now the dressing for your grilled Greek salad really brings this dish to life. It’s actually a variation of that classic Greek dip called tzatziki which is a combination of garlic, dill and yogurt.
Here I have added in crumbled feta and a few more fabulous Mediterranean herbs for extra flavour.
Grilling the veggies is the most important and only cooking part of this recipe and will only take a few minutes in a grill pan or under a broiler/grill.
I have used those baby cucumbers for my grilled Greek salad and just sliced them in half lengthwise. Grilled cucumbers taste delicious I promise you.
The only veggie I haven’t grilled are my olives. You could grill them if you like but I like the fresh bitterness of the raw olives with this grilled salad, they add real contrast.
Making the dressing
This rich and creamy tzatziki type dressing really makes your grilled Greek salad sing with flavour.
It is just a case of crushing some garlic and mixing well (use a mini food processor here) with crumbled feta and Greek yogurt (you can actually make your own homemade feta cheese following my recipe and why not make your own Greek yogurt too).
Finely chop your herbs – I’ve used fresh dill, basil and thyme plus some dried oregano. Dried oregano has loads more flavour than its fresh counterpart.
Finally, just toss the grilled vegetables with the dressing and you’ve got yourself one gorgeous grilled greek salad!
You can serve this grilled Greek salad hot as soon as you’ve made it. But I like to serve this salad warm and have it as part of a Greek mezze sharing table alongside my taramasalata and Santorini fava dips etc.
You can also serve a grilled Greek salad cold or use it as a filling for pitas and as a side for BBQ and lots more.
This salad will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a couple of days and then served cold.
Looking for more great Greek salad type dishes to try? Then check these out before you go;
If you want even more gorgeous Greek recipes then go to my Greek section for a whole host of great ideas.
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Grilled Greek Salad
- 1 red bell pepper cored and roughly chopped
- 1 green bell pepper cored and roughly chopped
- 1 cucumber halved lengthways and quartered
- 4 tomatoes halved
- 1 large red onion cut into chunks
- 1 lemon sliced
- 4 tbsp olives mixed colours/types
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp feta crumbled
- 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp basil finely chopped
- 1 tsp mint finely chopped
- 1 tsp dill finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp oregano dried oregano
- black pepper
- Toss the vegetables (apart from the olives) in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper, spread on a grill pan and grill for about 3 minutes each side till cooked and charred
- Put all ingredients in a mini food processor and give it a whizz till smooth
- Toss the grilled veggies with the dressing and add the olives