Old Lady Greek Salad

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Famous Greek Salad Recipe

Famous Greek Salad Recipe



The reason this is called Old Lady Greek Salad is….this recipe comes from a famous greek restaurant in Florida and was adapted by one of the dearest people known by family as “The Old Lady” who is soon to be 87 years young. She’s made it countless times, and, as a mother of 11, cooking for a crowd was an everyday event. This recipe feeds 24 and is created with very specific instructions so pay close attention. I guarantee this will become a family tradition.

Old Lady Greek Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Serving Size: 24

Old Lady Greek Salad

Be sure to use salad dressing type of mayonnaise, not Hellman's regular. This feeds a large group and is an addicting recipe that your friends and family will ask you to make for every get together. Thanks to The Old Lady for sharing her secret recipe for all to enjoy!


  • 4-5 Pounds white potatoes
  • 4 whole green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole green onions, thinly sliced, whites separated from green parts
  • 1/3 cup salad dressing type mayonnaise, 1/3 cup plain yogurt - mixed
  • Kosher Salt to taste (approx 1 1/2 tblsp)
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce
  • 3 cups potato salad
  • 12 ripe tomatoes cut into 6 wedges each
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut lengthwise into 8 fingers
  • 4 (3-inch-square) portions feta cheese
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 3 thin rings and the remaining chopped
  • 4 canned beet slices
  • 2 cups baby shrimp cooked and peeled (or use frozen and thawed)
  • 4 anchovy filets chopped finely (optional)
  • 12 Greek olives
  • 12 Greek Salonika peppers (from a jar-optional)
  • 4 to 8 whole green onions - separate whites from the greens in separate bowls.
  • Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Oregano


  1. Potato salad
  2. Cook unpeeled potatoes in unsalted water until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain
  3. Cool until you can handle them. Peel potatoes
  4. Cut into slices, then chunks in a very large bowl. Sprinkle with salt
  5. Add 1/2 of the chopped green onions - white part
  6. Add 1/4 of the chopped green peppers
  7. Add 1 heaping Tbsp of dry parsley and 2 Tblsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  8. Mix lightly
  9. Add just enough of the salad dressing/yogurt mixture to moisten potatoes. (Don't use regular mayo, it changes the flavor
  10. Mash the potato salad down into the bowl
  11. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  12. Greek Salad Instructions
  13. Place a layer of shredded lettuce on top of potato salad
  14. Distribute the remaining ingredients in the layer evenly over the letuce
  15. Place 1/3 tomatoes over the lettuce
  16. Place a few cucumber wedges between tomatoes
  17. Scatter 1/2 of the green onions (green part)
  18. Scatter 1/2 of remainder of green peppers
  19. Scatter 1/2 of black olives on the layer
  20. Arrange 1/2 feta on top of salad
  21. Scatter 1/2 of shrimp around the top of this layer
  22. Repeat the above layer
  23. Place green pepper rings, beets, shrimp and anchovies on top of feta. Place olives, Salonika peppers (optional) and green onions on the top.
  24. MIx oil, vinegar, 1 tsp kosher salt and 1 1/2 Tblsp. oregano. Pour over top of salad covering as much as possible.
  25. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours before serving


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Written by: Laura Raymond

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