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This Color Me Pretty Salad is a colorful Greek Salad made with vibrant fresh vegetables, creamy feta cheese, garbanzo beans, and a Greek dressing. A healthy, beautiful salad.

Color Me Pretty Salad. It's a powerhouse salad packed with every color in the rainbow of vegetables.

This is full of so much flavor, you will forget you are even eating healthy!

This Color Me Pretty Salad is my go-to salad when the night before I have slowly, one piece at a time, managed to cut and eat way too many brownies out of the pan. When you master this method of eating, you really have no idea how much you have eaten until you look at the pan and think someone else must have eaten some brownies! Right? Oops.

This Greek Salad Recipe is made with crisp vegetables, chickpeas, tangy feta cheese, creamy avocado, and a healthy Greek dressing.

Greek Salad Recipe made with crisp vegetables, chickpeas, tangy feta cheese, creamy avocado, and a homemade Greek dressing.

So this is the redemption salad for the next day helping to make your body happy + healthy again…plus with all of the different flavors going on, it tastes amazing. No bland or boring salad here!

For starters, it’s loaded with the good stuff – everything from crisp clean vegetables to creamy avocado to tangy feta cheese. The beautiful thing about this salad is the array of vitamins and minerals found in the colorful veggies. It’s a well-rounded meal by itself but can be elevated to the next level by adding some grilled chicken.

Color Me Pretty Salad. It's a powerhouse salad packed with every color in the rainbow of vegetables.


The base of this homemade Greek Salad is romaine hearts. They are my absolute favorite. You can pick these up at any grocery store. They usually come in a pack of 3 at the grocery store or a pack of 5 at Costco. You can use almost every piece of this kind of lettuce – just grab a knife and start chopping, making sure to chop it into very small bite-size pieces.

Be sure to grab a bag of those sweet mini peppers from the store – they give a beautiful variety of red, orange, and yellow colors to diversify your salad. Plus they are fantastic dipped in ranch dressing as an easy snack!

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) up the fiber factor and make this salad even more substantial. Of course, avocado just makes everything better and is a super healthy fat. It got a bad wrap years ago, but not all fats are created equal and this one is chock full of vitamins.
Color Me Pretty Salad. It's a powerhouse salad packed with every color in the rainbow of vegetables.

For my picky people out there, this salad is completely customizable just for you. If you don’t adore feta cheese, use a mild cheese such as fresh mozzarella instead. If you don’t love red peppers….then goodbye peppers.

How to make a simple Greek dressing?

This Greek Salad Recipe is all tossed together with a simple Greek dressing using olive oil, red wine vinegar and herbs + spices. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can substitute another vinegar or use freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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Color Me Pretty Salad

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
This is a powerhouse salad packed with vitamins from a rainbow of vegetables.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 Romaine Hearts chopped
  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes red or yellow
  • 1 Cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion sliced
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Red Orange, Yellow Peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup Garbanzo Beans Chickpeas

Greek Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil or neutral tasting oil such as canola
  • 3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil or fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice optional
  • Optional: Add Grilled Chicken


  • Layer romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, feta, red onion, peppers, carrots, and chickpeas.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and optional fresh lemon juice.
  • Toss on salad and serve immediately.


Calories: 296kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 416mg, Potassium: 645mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 10350IU, Vitamin C: 17.2mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 296
Keyword: vegetable salad
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Color Me Pretty GREEK Salad Recipe. How to make a vibrant colorful healthy Greek salad. Fresh veggies, feta cheese, garbanazo beans, avocado tossed in a Greek vinaigrette dressing.  A fresh and healthy Greek salad.

My kids devour this Greek Salad Recipe and with all the flavors going on, they somehow forget they are eating a garden full of healthy vegetables….which always makes Mom happy.

Happy Healthy Eating!

Color Me Pretty Salad. It's a powerhouse salad packed with every color in the rainbow of vegetables.

Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

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  1. Just made this two nights ago and it’s amazing! I’ve been bringing it to work for lunch, and I can’t believe I’m actually enjoying eating a salad for lunch. Who am I?!
    One suggestion I have for anyone trying this recipe is to roast the chickpeas! You just need a little olive oil and whatever spices you like (I used cayenne pepper and garlic salt), and it makes them super crunchy and wonderful. It keeps me from adding piles and piles of croutons 😉

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Annie! You sound just like me! I don’t like bland salads that make me feel as if I am eating rabbit food so this is one of my favorites. Great idea on roasting the chickpeas. I have never done that actually but am a HUGE fan of roasting food since it brings out the flavors so well. Amen on the croutons. If that can help me not want to pile them on, then I am trying out your method. Thanks for the great tip! –Melissa 🙂

    1. I am glad that I am not alone and am in good company with you, Pam! I always go in thinking that I am just going to take a sliver and then before I know it, half the pan has disappeared. Haha!