Classic Italian Salad with Feta and Olives

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Gluten-free options | 0 comments

Growing up, my mom would make this classic Italian salad for our family dinners. She would start with a bed of crisp lettuce and top it with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley. The salad was always a hit and I’ve been making it ever since!

This gluten-free salad is so easy to make and adds a burst of flavor to any meal. It has the perfect balance of salty feta and olives with a hint of sweetness from the tomatoes. I love to serve it with a lemon wedge for a hint of acidity. The olives and feta give it a delicious creaminess that will have you reaching for seconds!

Tip: For a refreshing twist, add a handful of fresh mint leaves to the salad.

Variation: For a heartier salad, add some cooked chickpeas or quinoa.

A white bowl filled with a crispy Italian salad with a variety of vegetables, feta cheese, and olives.

Classic Italian Salad with Feta and Olives

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Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • Salad bowl, cutting board, knife


  • 3 cups lettuce, chopped
  • 0.5 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 0.5 cup tomato, chopped
  • 0.25 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 0.25 cup olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon wedge


  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, and olives.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


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