Mediterranean Salsa

Mediterranean Salsa
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Stay Fresh with the Greek Salsa Recipe

It’s time to think about salsa beyond the confines of a tortilla chip dip or a taco topping. Don’t get me wrong – dipping chips is salsa fresca is one of my favorite pass times. But, when you expand your salsa horizons you’ll be amazed by the amazing flavor combinations you can explore.

What is Mediterranean Salsa?

Whether you call it Greek salsa, Greek relish or Mediterranean salsa, we can all agree that this fresh condiment is bursting with flavor.

Like it’s Mexican counterpart, the foundation of Mediterranean salsa (or at least my version of it) is tomatoes. I like to use grape tomatoes for their small statute, sweet disposition and satisfying firmness.

Then I add diced English cucumber, diced red onion, chopped kalamata olives and baby kosher dill pickles. All this fresh, crunchy deliciousness is then marinated in a bath of extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice & salt and pepper. Does it get any more Mediterranean than that?

How to Eat Mediterranean Salsa

Frankly, I could just eat it with a spoon, but this Greek salsa recipe has many applications.

My favorite, of course, is to pile it on top of some fresh homemade hummus and then sprinkle on some smoked paprika and toasted pine nuts. Naturally, it’s also a great side to some homemade falafel as well.

Mediterranean Salsa

If you’re looking to make an easy plant-based lunch or simple dinner, Mediterranean salsa is also fantastic tossed in a little leftover pasta. Consider adding a spoonful of hummus to it as well for some extra deliciousness. I also like it over a hearty, nutty grain, like farro.

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Mediterranean Salsa

Mediterranean Salsa

This Mediterranean Salsa is a new spin on an old favorite. This Greek salsa stays fresh with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives & red onion.
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Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, appetizers, Condiment, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12 oz mason jar


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice about 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes diced
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 4 oz kalamata olives pitted & roughly chopped
  • 8-10 baby kosher dill pickles chopped


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mason jar and shake. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, then serve.
Keyword greek cucumber salad, greek pico de gallo, greek relish, greek salsa, greek salsa recipe, mediterranean olive salsa recipe, mediterranean salsa, mediterranean salsa recipe
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Herbivore’s Kitchen is a plant-based food blog started by me, a vegan home chef, cookbook author, aspiring food photographer and how-to-be-a-better-food-blogger junkie. You’ll mostly find creative and tasty vegan recipes and detailed deep dives into vegan ingredients (check out my Vegucation section) on my blog. I love knowing as much as I can about the food that I make. I’m also really into running a food blog as a business, so I’ve also got a section of my blog titled: Confessions of a Food Blogger where I get into the nitty gritty on how to build, manage, market and monetize a food blog.