Mediterranean Cobb Salad — This Mediterranean salad is easy, healthy, accidentally vegetarian, ready in 15 minutes, and you can easily size the recipe up if you’re making it for a larger group! Made with a shake-together vinaigrette, there is so much FLAVOR in every bite!
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Healthy Mediterranean Salad Recipe
Rather than just another Cobb salad, I wanted to make one that’s more unique so I infused it with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients.
This Mediterranean salad easy, healthy, accidentally vegetarian, ready in 10 minutes, and you can easily size the recipe up if you’re making it for a larger group.
I grabbed Kalamata olives, marinated red peppers, and rather than selecting marinated artichoke hearts, I used frozen to keep things a little healthier, but snag some marinated artichoke hearts if you’re so inclined.
Crumble some briney feta, add juicy cucumbers, and the olives, peppers, and artichokes over a bed of Romaine and top with an easy, shake-together, super flavorful yet light vinaigrette.
The vinaigrette is made with olive oil, red wine vinegar (sub with balsamic vinegar if you want more of a pop), dried oregano, basil, and dill.
Garnish with a bit of fresh basil and you’ve got yourself a winning Cobb salad.
Perfect for a Meatless Monday!
What’s in Mediterranean Salad?
To make the Mediterranean salad itself, you’ll need:
- Romaine lettuce
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Artichoke hearts
- Roasted red peppers
- English cucumbers
- Feta cheese
- Kalamata olives
- Fresh basil
And to make the Mediterranean salad dressing, you’ll need:
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Dried herbs
- Salt and pepper
Note: All ingredients amounts are listed in the recipe card section when you keep scrolling down.
How to Make a Mediterranean Salad
To make the Mediterranean salad, just follow these basic assmbly steps!
- Simply scatter the Romaine lettuce leaves over a platter or place in a large bowl.
- Lay down the remaining ingredients in long rows.
- Evenly sprinkle with fresh basil.
- To make the Cobb salad dressing, add all the ingredients to a jar, screw the lid on top, and shake.
- Pour over the Mediterranean salad and enjoy!
Can I Meal Prep This Mediterranean Salad?
Yes! To meal prep this salad, you can chop all the ingredients in advance and store them in separate containers.
Same with the dressing – make it and keep it in a sealed jar in the fridge.
When the time comes, throw everything together in a bowl and eat.
Tips for Making a Mediterranean Salad
To help save time, you can obtain some of the ingredients from the olive bar at your grocery store, usually located in the deli area. Or you can stroll the aisles for the ingredients you need.
Likewise, you can either make your own hard-boiled eggs or grab some from the salad bar at the grocery store. Shortcuts are your friend. Hard-boiled eggs may not be Mediterranean, per se, but they’re a quintessential Cobb salad ingredient for me.
If prepping all the ingredients yourself, be sure to dice the veggies quite finely so they’re easy to grab on your fork and eat in one bite.
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Mediterranean Cobb Salad
This Mediterranean salad is easy, healthy, accidentally vegetarian, ready in 15 minutes, and you can easily size the recipe up if you're making it for a larger group! Made with a shake-together vinaigrette, there is so much FLAVOR in every bite!
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce
- 2 hard boiled eggs, thinly sliced
- 2 cups artichoke hearts (I used frozen that I thawed, marinated may be substituted)
- 1 cup marinated roasted red peppers, drained
- 3/4 cup English cucumbers, diced into small pieces
- 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled or diced small
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (black olives may be substituted)
- about 2 tablespoons fresh basil, for garnishing
Mediterranean Salad Dressing
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (balsamic vinegar may be substituted for more of a pop)
- 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
- To a large serving platter, evenly scatter the Romaine, evenly lay down the remaining ingredients in long rows, and evenly sprinkle with fresh basil; set aside.
- To a glass jar or container with a lid, add all ingredients, shake vigorously to combine, taste vinaigrette and make any necessary flavor adjustments (i.e. more oil, salt, honey, etc.), evenly drizzle over salad and serve immediately.
- Salad is best fresh.
Make the Salad
Make the Dressing:
- Extra dressing will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 7gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g
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I have to admit, I’ve built my entire week’s meal plan from this site… everything looks so good and super easy to make. (Absolutely necessary when you have a 9-month-old!) Made this tonight. Hubby and I are on a salad kick, eating them almost every evening, so I am searching for variety. This one looked unique and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand. It was easy to pull together and very tasty! The eggs added a nice creaminess and we didn’t miss having any meat. The vinegar wasn’t too harsh and the dressing wasn’t too oily. Yummo! (Next time, if I don’t happen to have marinated artichokes in the pantry, I’ll use marinated mushrooms. I think they’d work too.) We each ate a piece of buttered sourdough bread with it. Perfect easy, healthy, delicious meal. Thank you!
So glad you’re loving my recipes and built your entire week’s mealplan from my site! Great compliment and thanks!
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Averie! I love this colorful & healthy salad!
Thanks my friend! :)
Never thought I’d see the day that I’d be drooling over a salad! This looks SOOOOOO delish- definitely going to be a new lunchtime staple!
hey girl- this looks so yummy!
The dressing sounds absolutely fabulous!
Thanks my friend!
Wow! This looks so delicious. Love olives.
The vinaigrette recipe sounds crazy delicious! This salad is perfect for picnics and BBQ cook-outs!
Thanks Anna and yes..no mayo which is nice for those summer picnics and BBQs!
Gorgeous salad!! Definitely making this!!
Thank you and LMK how it goes!
Yum! This one looks good too. Kroger has a very nice olive bar with quite a variety and everything I’d need. Frozen artichokes are a good call though and I’ve used them before (and as I think about it, those are all I would need to make this today)!
I don’t think you have a Trader Joe’s right by you but I love their frozen artichokes. I always keep a few bags on hand. Great to throw into any salad to give it some extra texture and flavor!