Easy Greek Salad with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing

We love this Greek inspired salad with a mixture of lettuce, pasta, cool cucumber, red onion, olives and feta cheese all tossed with a homemade creamy yogurt dressing. Jump to the Easy Greek Salad with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing or read on for our tips for making it.

Easy Greek Salad Recipe with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing

This easy Greek salad was inspired by the Med Salad over at Noodles and Company. The dressing comes together quickly and is made with Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, olive oil and a “secret” ingredient: Sriracha hot sauce. For a more authentic Greek salad, take a look at Our Favorite Greek Salad recipe.

To make the salad more filling, we add a little cooked pasta, but you could also add baked lemon garlic chicken breast or simply roasted shrimp.

Recipe updated, originally posted October 2009. Since posting this in 2009, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Greek Salad Recipe with a Creamy Yogurt Dressing

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To make this Greek inspired salad more filling, we add a little cooked pasta, but adding some protein is a nice idea, too. Try topping the salad with baked lemon garlic chicken breast or simply roasted shrimp.

Makes 2 servings

You Will Need

Greek Salad

1 cup warm cooked pasta

4 cups lettuce mix

1/4 cup halved and sliced cucumber

Handful thinly sliced red onions

Handful cherry tomatoes, halved

Handful Kalamata olives

2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Yogurt Dressing

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese

1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce, depending on how spicy you want the dressing

Salt and fresh ground black pepper


    1Toss pasta, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, olives and feta cheese into a large salad bowl.

    2Make the dressing by blending the yogurt, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, feta cheese and Sriracha hot sauce in a blender or small food processor until smooth. Taste then adjust with salt, pepper, vinegar, or more Sriracha as needed.

    3Add a few spoonfuls of the dressing to salad then toss until well coated.

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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6 comments… Leave a Review
  • Hannah December 23, 2021, 7:31 pm

    The dressing turned out just like the one at noodles and company. Used a similar recipe for marinating/pan frying some chicken with it and it’s the best salad I’ve ever made 🙂 thank you!

  • nigeria sports news October 12, 2020, 8:36 pm

    I really liked your blog.Really thank you! Awesome.

  • Christianna Bonk July 24, 2014, 9:10 pm

    So I searched for Noodle Company yogurt dressing, and opened several pages purporting to have a copycat recipe so I could browse and pick one I thought I’d like best. Lo, they were all exactly the same! Down to the amounts! So I made the recipe, and while delicious, it wasn’t quite as punchy as the original. (I had a little dip cup of their Spicy Yogurt Dressing with me.) I added a little mayonnaise, and it still lacked that tang. The secret? Vinegar. Just a splash made it indistinguishable from Noodle Company’s. Now I have lunch for tomorrow!


    • Shannon albright April 8, 2021, 12:21 pm

      I agree with your comments. What kind of vinegar?

  • Sarah May 20, 2011, 11:06 am

    Hey Adam,

    It’s Sarah from RecipeLion. I was taking a look thru the blog and stumbled upon this old post. I love this salad, Greek salads are some of my favorite. I would so love it if you would come link up and share this recipe at our blog hop, it’s live today. The theme is picnic and warm weather recipes:

    Hope to see you there!

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

  • refrigerator soup October 15, 2009, 9:41 am

    This delicious salad looks great as our headline pic today – THANKS! 🙂


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