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Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette

This Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette combines greens with all the flavors that make Greek salad so popular and this salad has a double dose of Feta! 

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Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette

It’s not hard to tell how much I love the Greek Salad flavor combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and Feta, and recipe ideas with those ingredients are always popping into my head.  This Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette was inspired by my love of those traditional Greek ingredients combined with the need to use up two big containers of baby kale and spinach that somehow ended up in the fridge at the same time.

But what really moved this salad into the wow category for me was the idea of dressing the greens with a tangy Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette so all those flavors were well-distributed in the salad, and a salad with a double dose of Feta cheese is always going to be a winner for me.  I could eat this over and over for a tasty lunch or dinner salad; hope you enjoy!


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How to Make Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. You’ll need two tablespoons of finely crumbled Feta for the dressing, plus a few ounces of Feta to top the salad.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, red vine vinegar, Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), olive oil, and finely crumbled Feta to make the Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette.
  3. Get the olives, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and onions prepared to top the salad.
  4. I combined the kale and spinach in my salad spinner and gave them a good soak in ice cold-water to crisp the greens.
  5. Toss together the spinach, kale, and thinly sliced red onions with the desired amount of Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette.
  6. Then top each salad with some chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and crumbled Feta and enjoy!

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Make it a Meal:

This would make a great side dish with Very Greek Grilled Chicken or Easy Baked Pesto Chicken for a low-carb meal.

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Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Raw Cauliflower CousCous Greek Salad ~ Vintage Mixer
Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette

Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette

Yield 6 side-dish servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette combines greens with all the flavors that make Greek salad so popular!

Ingredients

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice (I use my fresh-frozen lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Greek Seasoning
  • 4 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T finely-crumbled Feta Cheese

Salad Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. baby kale leaves (see notes)
  • 5 oz. baby spinach leaves (see notes)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers
  • one 6 oz. can olives, drained and cut in half  (see notes)
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and cut into thin lengthwise slivers
  • 3 oz. crumbled Feta Cheese

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the fresh-frozen lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Greek Seasoning (affiliate link), and olive oil and when it’s combined whisk in the 2 tablespoons of finely-crumbled Feta Cheese.
  2. If your greens are slightly wilted from being in the fridge, give them a good soak in the salad spinner with ice-cold water and then spin dry.
  3. Peel the cucumbers in strips, leaving some peel on for looks, then cut cucumbers in half or quarters lengthwise and cut into slices.  (If you’re lucky enough to have fresh garden cucumbers, they don’t need to be peeled.)
  4. Drain olives well and cut in half.
  5. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  6. Cut the peeled red onion into thin lengthwise strips.
  7. Put the dried greens and red onion strips into a bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing so the greens are moistened to your liking, saving some dressing to drizzle over the top.
  8. Arrange greens in individual bowls and top each one with some of the cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives.
  9. Drizzle a little more dressing over the vegetables if desired; then top each salad with Feta Cheese and serve.

Notes

You can switch out the spinach and/or kale for any type of greens that appeal to you. I used regular black olives; Kalamata olives would also be great for this salad.

Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from many other Greek salad recipes using these favorite ingredients.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions: 
This Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette would be perfect for most low-carb and low-glycemic eating plans, including any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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    9 Comments on “Spinach and Kale Greek Salad with Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette”

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  2. Spinach will be great in this!

  3. This lucks so delicious…sadly, over here in Paris, kale hasn't caught on yet the way it has in North America. Can't wait for that to change so I can get on the kale bandwagon!! Till then I guess I have spinach.
    Great pictures!

  4. Thanks Joanne; I am a huge fan of baby kale too.

  5. I love all the Greek flavors!! The inclusion of baby kale makes it even more delicious.

  6. Lydia, ditto for me on the Greek salads!

  7. That's definitely a power salad, with both spinach and kale. I've never met a Greek salad I didn't love, so I know I'll love this one.