A Greek salad is a refreshing dish often featuring tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, and onions. It’s known for its bright, tangy flavors.
If you’re wondering what to serve with Greek salad, you’re in the right place. In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for Greek salad.
The best dishes to serve with Greek salad are moussaka, harissa chicken, Greek lamb chops, and Greek stuffed peppers. You can also try pan-seared halibut, pepperoni flatbread pizza, beef souvlaki kebabs, or avgolemono soup. For plant-based options, go for falafels or spanakopita.
Looking for something vegetarian-friendly to pair with your Greek salad? These falafels are a must-try.
Each morsel is delightfully crispy on the outside and loaded with a bold, herbaceous flavor.
Psst… try mixing them with your Greek salad so they absorb some of that zesty dressing.
Why we love this recipe: even your meat-loving guests will like these treats.
Reminiscent of lasagna, this dish is made with layers of fried veggies (potatoes, zucchini, and eggplants are typically used), a robust meat sauce, and a luxurious bechamel.
It’s super rich and indulgent, so I like serving it with a light Greek salad on the side.
The tangy vinaigrette will cut right through the creamy moussaka.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great if you’re trying to feed a crowd.
Mediterranean roasted chickpeas
No time to make falafels? Stick with roasted chickpeas instead!
They make great snacks, and they’re also be a fabulous crunchy addition to a Greek salad.
And you can flavor them however you like. This recipe goes with the Greek classic lemon and oregano, but other options I like include lime and chili or parmesan and black pepper.
Why we love this recipe: each tablespoon only has 30 calories.
If you’ve never tried harissa before, you’re missing out big time!
It brings a sweet, smoky flavor and packs just the right amount of heat.
Enjoy slices of this protein-loaded harissa chicken with a yogurt sauce (recipe included) and a side of Greek salad for a complete and nourishing meal.
Why we love this recipe: it includes three methods of cooking this chicken dish (grill, bake, or pan-fry).
Greek lamb chops
It’s so easy to replicate restaurant-quality lamb chops in the comfort of your own kitchen.
A simple marinade (lemon and oregano here) and a quick sear in a skillet are all they need.
And on hot summer days, a bright and refreshing Greek salad is just what you need to balance out the chops gamey taste.
Why we love this recipe: aside from the lamb, the rest of the ingredients are basic pantry staples.
Pepperoni flatbread pizza
Make pizza nights more special by making your own pizza instead of ordering takeout.
This recipe takes a shortcut by using flatbread instead of homemade pizza dough, but you won’t notice the difference once it’s covered with melty cheese.
I love a classic pepperoni topping, but you can go crazy here (just no pineapple!).
Why we love this recipe: it’ll be ready in 10 minutes – way faster than takeout.
I love spanakopita, but I rarely have phyllo pastry to hand.
That’s why this Greek-Mexican fusion is a godsend – you still get that cheesy spinach filling and a crunchy texture from the fried flour tortilla. But with a lot less work.
Psst… make sure to squeeze out as much water as possible from the spinach to prevent your filling from being runny.
Why we love this recipe: it’s packed with good-for-you nutrients.
Soup and salad are a classic lunch combo, so it’s a no-brainer to serve your Greek salad with a bowl of piping hot avgolemono soup.
True to its name, this soup is packed with tons of lemon flavor and loaded with rice and chicken, making it super satisfying.
And you’ll be glad to know that the creamy texture comes from eggs rather than cream or milk.
Why we love this recipe: it’s easy-to-make comfort food.
Vegan feta cheese
Want to make your Greek salad dairy-free but still have a salty pop in every bite?
This vegan feta cheese – made from tofu – is what you need.
Making this requires soaking the tofu cubes in an oil-based brine seasoned with nutritional yeast and miso to replicate that salty, cheesy taste.
Why we love this recipe: a batch keeps well for at least a week in the fridge.
Greek country bread (psomi)
Greek salad is a medley of veggies and cheese, so it’s always a good idea to have something carby on the side like this country bread.
This Greek-style bread is made with semolina flour, giving it a prominent yellow tinge. And if you want the bread to have a tangy bite like sourdough, rest it for at least 12 hours.
Why we love this recipe: the ingredients are simple and easily accessible.
This pan-seared halibut is light, low-carb, and super easy to make.
A quick saute in butter gives the halibut filets a gorgeous golden crust, and a spritz of lemon keeps the flesh moist.
The lemon also enhances the halibut’s natural sweetness. YUM.
Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.83 rating from over 2000 votes.
Greek stuffed peppers
Also known as yemista, these stuffed peppers are an excellent satisfying accompaniment to your Greek salad.
You’re getting a two-for-one deal with this classic dish – tender, sweet roasted bell peppers and a savory grain and meat filling that’ll fill you up. Win-win!
And the best part? The filling is endlessly customizable.
Why we love this recipe: the peppers look as good as they taste.
Beef souvlaki kebabs
Stick with the Greek theme and pair your salad with these beef souvlaki kebabs.
The key to making these skewers is marinating your steak bites – it’s ideal if you can soak them for a few hours.
But if you’re in a rush, a one-hour soak will still result in deliciously tender beef.
Psst… tzatziki is a must-have sauce for these skewers.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
There’s something about grilled octopus that just screams Mediterranean luxury. Its smoky flavor and tender texture make it an exotic yet delightful choice for seafood lovers, and I always think it tastes a bit like chicken so non seafood lovers can enjoy it too!
Marinated in olive oil, lemon, and herbs, each bite takes you closer to the a restaurant on the sea. Especially when you have a big bowl of Greek salad alongside it.
Why we love this recipe: it turns any meal into a special occasion.
Lemon garlic roast potatoes
Say goodbye to bland sides with these zesty lemon garlic roasted potatoes.
Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, they’re the perfect blend of tangy and savory. A hint of rosemary adds a rustic touch to this beloved classic, but you can use any herb you like. I’m, always partial to some parsley on potaotes.
This is a greak way to add some bulk to your Greek salad.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a foolproof crowd-pleaser.
Cool, creamy, and refreshingly tangy, tzatziki sauce is the ultimate dip to beat the heat. Made with grated cucumber, garlic, and thick Greek yogurt, it’s a versatile companion to almost any dish.
Dollop it on grilled meats or dive in with your favorite veggies, or drizzle it over your yummy Greek salad!
Why we love this recipe: it’s a breeze to whip up.
Stuffed vine leaves (dolmas)
Dolmadakia, or stuffed vine leaves, are little parcels of joy no mezze platter should be without.
Filled with a tantalizing mix of rice, pine nuts, and aromatic herbs, they’re a testament to the wonders of Greek cuisine and not that hard to make. And served with a drizzle of lemon, they’re simply irresistible.
You can normally find grape leaves in the international aisle of any major grocery store, or you can buy them online.
Why we love this recipe: it’s another Greek classic.
What To Serve With Greek Salad [17 Ideas]
- 1 portion Greek salad
- Prepare your Greek salad according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: falafels, moussaka, mediterranean roasted chickpeas, harissa chicken, greek lamb chops, pepperoni flatbread pizza, spanakopita quesadillas, avgolemono soup, vegan feta cheese, greek country bread (psomi), pan-seared halibut, greek stuffed peppers, and beef souvlaki kebabs.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!