How To Make the Best Diner-Style Greek Salad — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Greek salad is a well-loved classic for many reasons. Its bright hue, the refreshing crisp of cucumber and chopped romaine, meaty tomatoes, briny olive, and creamy feta wrapped in an herby vinaigrette is darn hard to beat, even with the best chopped salads.

While I love the salad at our local Greek restaurant, I’d argue that a diner-style Greek salad is the kind of recipe we should all master at home. The ingredients are a balance of fresh vegetables, but studded with enough feta and olive to make every single bite interesting. It makes even off-season tomatoes taste better and can serve as the main course for an easy weeknight dinner or as a side kick to grilled chicken or a dinner of hummus and pita bread.

Here is everything you need to know — from which feta to buy, to how to chop your tomatoes, to the best dressing — for a killer Greek salad at home.

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