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This Chopped Veggie Salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish! It features a combination of fresh summer vegetables and feta cheese tossed in a simple tangy vinaigrette to bring it all together. Super easy to make, colorful and so delicious!

Bowl of summer chopped salad and gold salad servers on a white background.

This Chopped Veggie Salad is one of my favorite summer salads! It’s a Mediterranean-style salad loaded with juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, crunchy peppers, sweet onion, fresh parsley and salty feta all tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Yum!

I never get tired of this simple salad and tend to make it on repeat during the summer months. You can make it year round though…and I do! But it is SUPER AMAZING in the summer when the veggies are local and at their peak. So incredibly delicious!

White bowl of chopped salad with gold salad servers sticking out.

Reasons To Love This Veggie Salad

  • Quick and easy to make: Whip this salad together in 10 minutes. Some of the best dishes truly are the simplest! It’s as easy as chopping up some fresh veggies and tossing them together with a basic vinaigrette and feta cheese.
  • Super delicious: Loaded with fresh summer veggies at their peak. The dressing is so simple but something magical happens once it combines with the juices of the chopped veggies. It’s so good!
  • Easily customizable: Change it up based on what you have on hand and personal preferences! Check out the “Possible Variations” section for ideas.
  • The ultimate summer side salad: Pairs well with grilled foods which makes it the perfect summer side dish!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ready to make this easy veggie salad? You won’t need lettuce for this one! Here’s what you’ll need…

Labelled photo of ingredients needed to make a summer chopped veggie salad.
  • Cucumber: Any type you like – your choice!
  • Tomatoes: Once again, your choice as to the types of tomatoes you want to include. I love the cherry and heirloom tomatoes during the summer.
  • Bell peppers: I like to use two different colors to add some different flavors and make the salad more colorful.
  • Sweet onion: Make sure it is sweet! Nobody wants to bite down on a strong tasting piece of raw onion.
  • Parsley (or fresh herbs of choice): A good handful of fresh parsley or herbs of your choice.
  • Feta Cheese: I love feta for its saltiness. You could also use goat cheese instead.
  • Dressing: A simple vinaigrette made from extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt and pepper.

Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.

How To Make This Chopped Veggie Salad

This salad is super easy to make. Simply…

  1. Chop: Chop up all the veggies and feta cheese. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Make the Dressing: Whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl or shake together in a jar.
  3. Toss + Serve: Pour over the dressing and toss gently to combine. Enjoy!
Photo collage showing step by step how to make a summer chopped veggie salad.

Tip: For the tastiest results, set the salad aside for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the juices from the veggies to combine with the vinaigrette to create the most delicious dressing!

Possible Variations

Salads are easy to customize and this one is no exception! Here are a few ideas…

  • Switch up the veggies: Add in additional veggies or swap some out with whatever you have on hand or like. Some options include: corn, radishes, raw zucchini, etc. Olives would also be a delicious addition!
  • Add some crunch: Sprinkle on some nuts or seeds for crunch.
  • Use your favorite fresh herbs: I enjoy chopped fresh parsley in this salad but other herbs like fresh basil, chives, etc. would also be delicious. Or if you grow a herb garden in the summer like I do, just snip off a variety and add it in!
  • Make it vegan: This salad is already vegetarian but can also easily be made vegan by swapping the feta cheese with a plant based alternative or leaving it out.
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What To Serve It With

This Chopped Veggie Salad makes a great side dish for grilled foods. Pair it with grilled seafood or meat for an easy summer meal. These Marinated Grilled Steaks, Grilled Bratwurst or these Tandoori Chicken Kebabs are all delicious options.

Or simply enjoy a large serving of this salad with a hunk of crusty fresh bread, garlic bread or a piece of this delicious zucchini slice on the deck or balcony with your favorite beverage. Summer perfection!

Bowl of Mediterranean style chopped salad on a white background.

A Few Questions Answered

What does “chopped salad” mean?

A chopped salad is simply a salad where all the ingredients have been chopped up and incorporated together instead of layered. You can get a little bit of everything in each bite which makes it super flavorful.

How long does it last?

This salad will last for 2-3 days in the fridge but I highly recommend eating it the same day it is made. The taste and texture of the tomatoes changes in the fridge and some of the other veggies will lose their crunch.

What is the best way to store it?

This salad is best served when it is made. However, if you must store it, I would recommend storing the chopped veggies separately from the vinaigrette. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Variety of chopped veggies arranged separately in a bowl with dressing and salad servers on the side.

More Summer Salad Recipes

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Summer Chopped Veggie Salad

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 12 reviews
  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Chopped Veggie Salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish!  It’s a great way to use those fresh summer veggies.  Super easy to make, colorful and so delicious!




  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 pound (454 g) tomatoes, chopped (if using cherry or grape tomatoes, simply cut into halves or quarters)
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped (I like to use two different colors)
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • Handful parsley, chopped (or fresh herbs of choice)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled or diced feta cheese (or goat cheese)



  1. Chop: Chop up all the veggies and feta cheese.  Place in a large bowl.
  2. Make dressing: Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl or shake together in a jar.
  3. Toss + Serve: Pour over the dressing and toss gently to combine.  Enjoy!


  • Tip: For the best flavor, let the salad sit out for a few minutes before serving.  10-20 minutes is great if you have the time.  This will allow the juices from the veggies to combine with the vinaigrette to form the most delicious dressing.
  • This salad pairs really well with grilled foods like these Marinated Grilled Steaks or Tandoori Chicken Kebabs.

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Originally published July 2019. Updated to include new photos and information.

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  1. Teressa Pavlas says:

    I am wondering about the nutritional values on this delicious looking salad. Do you know what the carb and fiber count are?

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Sorry, I’m not sure what those counts are for this recipe. I tend to just focus on using real food ingredients in my recipes and not stress about much else. However, if the counts you mention are important for a health condition, etc., I would recommend running it through a nutrition calculator.

  2. Sabrina says:

    This is so perfect for summer. I love a simple refreshing salad with anything on a hot day, and sometimes all by itself. Thanks!

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I hear you – on hot days all I need is the salad!

  3. Colleen says:

    Summer days are salad days, and I love it when all the produce is in season. This one looks so fresh and colourful.

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I love how delicious in-season produce is too! Thanks for the lovely comment!

  4. Kelly Neil says:

    This salad is gorgeous. So lovely and perfect for hot weather! Pinned for later!

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Thanks! This is my go-to salad in the summer.

  5. Sadia Malik says:

    This looks so colorful, healthy and delicious

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:


  6. Shelby says:

    A tasty salad that justs screams summer. Plus, it’s easy which is always a win when you’re lazy to cook lol

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Easy is definitely important in the summer lol

  7. Bernice Hill says:

    Chopped salads are where it’s at these days! I love how you can basically clean out all the veggies from the fridge at once. No fuss, no muss summertime eating!

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Easy is the name of the game in the summer – and when the produce is in season you really don’t need to mess with it much!

  8. Ayngelina says:

    Spring is such a great time to start eating great fresh food like this.

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      I completely agree! And once those summer tomatoes roll in….watch out!

  9. Kristen says:

    This is my favourite way to eat in the summer! Chopped salads are perfect.

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Me too! Summer produce just speaks for itself.

  10. Meena Agarwal says:

    You can never go wrong with a chopped salad… looks delicious!

    1. Vanessa | Maple + Mango says:

      Thanks! I eat this on repeat all summer long!