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Mediterranean Greek Salad Dip with pita and olive over to the side
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Mediterranean Greek Dip

A salad in the form of a dip that pairs lovely with freshly grilled pita bread, hummus, and marinated olives, creating a smorgasbord for your guests! It can be served as an appetizer before a meal or as a nutritious light meal amongst friends or family that is healthy!
Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Keyword greek dip with cucumber, list of greek dips, Pita Mediterranean street food
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 341kcal
Author Christy
Cost $12

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sharp Knife
  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Cucumber With the seed removed and cut small
  • 1 Whole Green Pepper Cut small
  • ¼ Cup Cup Red Onion Minced
  • 2 Long Celery Stalks Crisp, fresh and washed
  • 1 Lb Tomatoes Campari or grarden tomatoes work well! Reserve the tomato juice for the dressing.
  • ½ Lb Feta Cheese Block style or crumbles

Dressing

  • Cup Red Wine Vinagar your favorite brand
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 10 Fresh Basil Leaves or 1 tablespoon dried basil. Christy's Greek Seasoning can also be used in place of basil.
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley freshly cut or dried
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar or more for desired taste!

Dippers

  • 4 Whole Pita Bread small or large
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil extra virgin

Instructions

  • Peel and remove the seeds from the cucumber. Then dice into half into ½ cubes.
  • Cut and remove the seeds from the green pepper and slice small.
  • Mince the onion.
  • Cut the tomatoes in small wedges and then in half and lightly salt them over. Keep the juices to add to the dressing.
  • Dice the celery small
  • Mix the dressing and the tomato juice in a bowl and stir well until completely blended.
    Freshly made salad dressing
  • Combine the salad and dressing together. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a cool place to marinate for 30 minutes to 4 hours before serving.
    greek dip with cucumber
  • Grill the pita, Lightly brush a little olive oil on each side of the pita bread before grilling in a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Grill each side for about 1-2 minutes. Cut into triangles for dipping using a sharp knife.
    How to grill Pita Bread

Notes

Serving Suggestion: Serve with some hummus and Greek olives on the side!

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10.4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 6.2g | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 2mg