Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

It’s summer and the markets are inundated with fresh delicious tomatoes.  I was lucky enough to receive a large bag of ripe beefsteak tomatoes from my Dad’s backyard garden so I enjoyed creating different tomato recipes all week.  

This is a slightly different take on the Classic Greek Salad. I used a tzatziki sauce to dress the tomatoes to make them a little richer. This hearty salad could be used as a side dish and served family style, or as a light main course.


Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing (printable recipe)



  • 5-6 ounces of your choice of greens (I used part romaine and part arugula)
  • 1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes or heirloom
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup of kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Tzatziki Dressing


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cucumber, seeded and finely diced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


For the dressing, combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

On a large platter, pile on greens and red onion then dress with lemon and olive oil. Lay tomato slices across the top of the greens and then season with a little salt and pepper. Spoon tzatziki dressing down the center of the tomatoes and then sprinkle the entire salad with the feta and olives. Enjoy!

Serves 2 as a main and 4 as a side dish



AuthorAmy Koch