Chilled Greek Veggie Salad

Even though I usually grab at least one new dish at the Whole Foods hot bar each time I drop in, I always gravitate back to their Greek tomato salad. Artichokes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta in a tangy dressing? Yeah, I can’t see why I’d ever pass it up.

Oh, right. Because I accidentally bought $9 worth of it last time I was there.

How dat happen?

With the upcoming move putting a huge damper on my eating out budget, I decided to recreate a home version of my favorite veggie side.

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It wasn’t a doppelganger, but delicious nonetheless!

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See those beets? 

They never made it into the salad.

I couldn’t open the jar. I tried for five minutes straight, but no dice. Back into the fridge they went.

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Even still, there were more than enough other goodies to make up for it!

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Though absent from the Whole Foods version, I added some asparagus and cauliflower for bulk. When it comes to veggies, the more, the merrier!

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Chilled Greek Veggie Salad

Vegan, serves 4-6


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 – 16 oz can marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 medium vine tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Dash each: Oregano, Pepper, Garlic Salt


Combine EVOO, vinegar, and spices in a small dish.

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Chop veggies and drizzle mixture over the top.

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Pop that bad boy into the fridge for at least two hours and enjoy!

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What’s your favorite Whole Foods hot bar dish?


7 Comments on “Chilled Greek Veggie Salad”

  1. Yum! That salad looks so good! And I could make it here!!! Yay!

  2. Sarah says:

    Yum- looks like you did a great job with that salad!
    I don’t have a Whole Foods nearby, so when I do get to one, I just take a little of everything that looks appealing- especially if it involves seitan, tempeh, or quinoa.

  3. This looks fantastic!
    I could never pick a favorite WF hot bar dish. But their yellow beet, fennel, and apple salad is amazing, and their vegan potato salad is really good (that’s not hot, though…) I like to find recipes that I just would be too lazy or untalented to make myself.

  4. I have never been to WF hot bar! Boo on me 😦
    Th salad looks great though!

  5. cardiopizza says:

    What a fabulous salad! That looks delicious!

  6. Never had any Whole Foods hot bar dishes 😦 I have only been to WF once!

  7. This looks fab!
    Even though we have a WF around here, I still haven’t eaten from the hot bar yet! I know, this is a crime. 😉

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