Feta Cheese & Lemon Mixed Green Salad

A fresh and flavorful mixed green salad is a must for any home chef. This recipe is perfect year round. Our easy mixed green salad features delicate mixed greens, red onions, feta cheese and chives all tossed in a sweet and tangy honey lemon vinaigrette.

mixed green salad with dressing in foreground

Everybody needs to know how to make a mixed green salad. It works with any main course; soup, chicken, steak, burgers, lasagna, you name it…a green salad goes with it.

Mixed Greens: What’s in them? Premixed vs. Homemade.

Mixed greens can be pre bagged, or you can create your own blend. I’ve gone both ways; sometimes I make my own, other times I purchase a pre made mix. I do like to make sure if I purchase packaged mixed greens that they are pre-washed. If you want to create your own, here’s a guide of what to use.

  • Choose a base for your mixed greens. I like spinach, or butter lettuce. If I’m using butter lettuce, I like to rip and tear it versus cut it. It can be rather delicate.
  • Red Leaf Lettuce: This adds a nice color to the mixture.
  • Arugula: The peppery taste really compliments a good vinaigrette!
  • Swiss Chard: Great anti inflammatory properties.
  • Romaine: I like to include romaine for its crunch.
undressed salad on a white plate

Mixed Green Salad Topping

For this mixed green salad, I find simple is best. I don’t like to overcomplicate it with loads of vegetables and toppings. The star of the show is the flavor of the delicate mixed greens, and the dressing. A little feta cheese and thin sliced red onion is all this salad needs. If you do feel it needs a little bit of added texture, I would suggest pepitas, or walnuts.

side view of mixed green salad

Our Favorite Salad Accessories

Crafting a salad for yourself, your family, or a crowd is something everybody will probably do at least once in their life. What could be better than having all the tools you need to make a perfect, glorious bowl of salad? Here’s our favorite accessories for at home salad making!

  • Large Wooden Salad Bowl: If you’ve having company over, you need one of these to mix your salads in. It’s classic!
  • Salad Tongs: Growing up, we had salad with dinner every night. We did not use tongs, just our hands, and it drove my husband crazy. Don’t be like us, use tongs.
  • Dressing Container: This works great to store homemade salad dressing in.
  • Salad Bowls: Technically, these are pasta bowls, but I have them and use them often for salads.
lemon honey vinaigrette

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Mixed Green Salad with Feta and Lemon

A simple recipe featuring mixed greens, tossed in a tangy honey lemon vinaigrette.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine appetizer, salad
Servings 4 people
Calories 161 kcal


  • 5 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup thin sliced red onion
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Honey Vinaigrette recipe can be found here


  • Add mixed greens to a large salad bowl.
  • Add thin sliced red onion, chives and feta cheese. Toss to combine.
  • Dress salad immediately before serving. Toss and enjoy.


Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 335mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 785IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 1mg
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