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Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

 Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad via KatiesCucina.com #recipe

This Greek-style cucumber, tomato, and feta salad is one of my favorite salads. I make this salad at least once a week. Sometimes not as glamourous with the kalamata olives and the feta. Sometimes its a simple cucumber and tomato with the greek all-purpose seasoning, olive oil, and a little fresh dill from the garden. I first blogged about my Greek Cucumber & Tomato salad a few years ago. This was before I liked feta. Over the past few years, I’ve played with this recipe and its completely transformed into what I can now honestly call mine. I no longer use a processed salad dressing. I also thinly slice my cucumbers. I love using my OXO hand-held mandoline slicer. For those who know me–know that this is probably one of my favorite kitchen tools. The Greek seasoning I use has plenty of salt and flavor.

Yesterday, I shared a Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin that compliments this salad so very well. I received a few questions yesterday as to what Greek All-Purpose Seasoning I use. I use Cavender’s. It’s the only all-purpose Greek seasoning I’ve ever used. You can find this in the spice isle. I’m sure if you find other brands that will work as well.

Entertaining this summer? No problem--make my easy recipe for Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

This Greek-style cucumber, tomato, and feta salad is best consumed fresh. I’ll make it just before dinner, pop it in the refrigerator to cool, and then top it with feta right before dinner is served. I like to let the Greek seasoning marinate on the salad for a good 30 mintues. The salt from the seasoning helps break down the cucumbers and the flavor absorbs into it beautifully. I love entertaining with this salad. I’ve never had anyone complain when they received this salad on their plate at dinner. Typically, the complaints I receive is that their is not enough to take home to enjoy the next day. This salad is good the next day, but not as great. The cucumber really start to breakdown and the flavors really marinate into the vegetables making them a little softer than I would prefer. I also don’t like the soggy feta cheese–but maybe its me! Everyone else who eats the salad the next day (when their are leftovers) loves it.

Katie Original Recipe

Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Cucumber, Thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Red Onion, thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Dill, minced
  • 2 tsp Greek All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Feta, crumbled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine grape tomatoes, thinly sliced cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion, and dill. In a small bowl whisk together Greek all-purpose seasoning and olive oil. Pour the dressing over top of the salad. Mix well, and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Before serving top the salad with crumbled feta. Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to 2 days.
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22 Responses to “Greek-Style Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad”

  1. steph@stephsbitebybite posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:28 am (#)

    Loving this Greek kick that you’re on! Gimme a BIG bowl of this salad!

  2. Paula@SweetPea posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:37 am (#)

    This looks so good. I’m hoping to have some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden soon and this recipe will be perfect for using some of them.

    • Katie replied on June 18th, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Paula. Regardless if you have them in your garden–make this salad asap! Perfect way to start off summer!

  3. Maegan @ The BakerMama posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:04 am (#)

    What a beautiful salad! Perfect for the summer!

  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:24 am (#)

    I only use Cavender’s too, that stuff is awesome and I’ve probably used it for 20 years. Have you ever sprinkled it on cream cheese…yeah, it’s good.

    This is one of those happy summer salads with all the ingredients I love to eat!

  5. Christine (Cook the Story) posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:28 am (#)

    Delicious! I love crunchy chunky Greek salads like this one. I wish The Hubs liked feta though. I could totally eat this every day if only he would join me…

    • Katie replied on June 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Christine–I agree! You can totally leave the feta out of his portion and just sprinkle feta on the individual bowls!

  6. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on June 18, 2013 at 11:01 am (#)

    This salad is beautiful. I love anything Greek and this salad is no different.

    • Katie replied on June 18th, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Awe thanks Meagan!

  7. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm (#)

    Can’t get enough fresh dill! Ever!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Agree Liz! I plant fresh dill all the time and for some reason it is the one herb that doesn’t do that well for me. :(

  8. Steph Piontkowski posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm (#)

    This is pretty much exactly what I had for lunch today! So delicious and so simple. I didn’t use onion, dill or olives though. But I love olives. I uses this amazing olive oil we got on our honeymoon in Napa and it was sooo good. :)

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      That’s so cool Steph! Great minds think alike!

  9. Suzanne posted on June 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm (#)

    I love Greek salad! Will have to look for the seasoning next time I’m at Publix.

  10. Katerina posted on June 19, 2013 at 4:45 am (#)

    You don’t expect from a Greek to tell you that she doesn’t like this salad do you? lol. I love it and eat it in several variations almost everyday especially summer that tomatoes and cucumbers are in season here!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thank Katerina! This is the perfect salad for summer!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm (#)

    Oh so delicious! I am loving those chunks of feta ;)

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