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Chopped Greek Salad with Walnuts & Goat Cheese

This Chopped Greek Salad is a meal in itself – crunchy veggies combined with savory goat cheese and heart-healthy walnuts, tossed with an olive oil dressing and plenty of fresh herbs and salty Kalamata olives.

Author Emily Weeks, RDN, LD


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, minced
  • 1/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 8 oz artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup California Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, minced
  • Pinch of salt + pepper
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano


  1. Toss the lettuce, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, parsley, oregano, artichoke hearts, and walnuts in a large bowl.

  2. In a small glass or bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.

  3. Add the dressing to the salad along with juice from half a lemon, goat cheese and tomatoes. Toss well and serve immediately.