Greek Peasant Salad

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Peasant Salad is one of those dishes that make you think of warm Greek islands. This light, refreshing salad is bursting with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are perfect for any summer occasion whether it is a main course or a side for something fresh from the grill.

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This Peasant Salad is a take on the Greek Horiatiki salad. Every locale on the planet seems to have their own take on simple, seasonal, fresh dishes that can be savored. They are usually economical to make, easy to share and enjoyed by all. What does Horiatiki mean? Find out here.

For more great quick and easy salad dishes, check here.


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  • 30 Minute Meal: Less than 30 minutes to a fabulous meal.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or from your garden.
  • Family Friendly: This salad is fun, fresh and delicious, therefore your family will love it.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with what you have on hand or adjust to make it pleasant for your families needs.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Best served fresh but great the next day too.
Spoon of Peasant salad with bowl of peasant salad below.

What You Need to Make Peasant Salad

Greek Salad Ingredients

  • cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • red onion
  • canned chickpeas
  • roasted red peppers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • fresh mint
  • fresh basil
Peasane salad ingredients in clear dish.


Dressing ingredients for peasant salad,


How to Make Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad – Step by Step

Create dressing and shaking it up to combine.
  • Mix: First, in a large bowl combine the Greek Salad ingredients: tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, olives, cheese, mint and basil; Toss to combine.
  • Make the Greek Salad Dressing: Add all Greek Salad dressing ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid. Next, shake to combine. Then pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve: Finally, serve immediately.
All the ingredients in a bowl before and after combining for Peasant Salad.

Common Questions About Peasant Salad


No, traditional greek or peasant salads do not contain any type of greens.


The salty bite of the feta cheese is an intrical part of the dish, however you can substitute Halloumi or a goat milk cheese for this salad.


Sure, having a big get together you can make more and share.


Indeed, the dressing can be made ahead of time to have all the flavors meld together. However, try not to assemble the actual salad until right before serving. It really does come together quick.


Certainly many put the cheese in whole for presentation purposes but I like having even distribution throughout the salad. It keeps everyone happy that way.

Side view of a clear bowl displaying Peasant Salad.

Expert Tips for Making Salads

  • Add Croutons: Toast some of your favorite bread and add them to the salad to soak up all the juices.
  • Nuts: Toasted Pine nuts add a great little crunch.
  • Variation tip: Vegan? Tofu works great in place of the feta.
  • Alternate ingredient: Capers add a great salty bite to this dish.

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A fresh Chickpea Feta Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, olives, and feta cheese in a glass bowl.
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Chickpea Feta Salad

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Chickpea Feta Salad is a seasonal Greek-inspired recipe full of bright, healthy ingredients. It’s perfect for summer, and is a great side dish for any occasion.
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  • 2 pints Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 English cucumbers, diced
  • ½ Red Onion, minced
  • 15.5 ounces Canned Chick Peas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Roasted Red Peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup Kalamata Olives, halved and pitted
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Dressing
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend


  • In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, chick peas, roasted red peppers, olives, cheese, mint and basil; Toss to combine.
  • Add all dressing ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Add Croutons: Toast some of your favorite bread and add the croutons to your salad.
  • Nuts: Top the salad with toasted pine nuts for a crunchy texture.
  • Tofu: Use tofu instead of feta to make this salad vegan.
  • Capers: Capers add a great salty bite to this dish.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 837mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 889IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.


3 thoughts on “Greek Peasant Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!


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