A classic Greek cucumber salad perfect for summer parties, picnics and barbecues. An easy, flavorful salad that comes together in no time at all.
Greek Cucumber Salad
2 cups (1 pint) of cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
1 English cucumber – Sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced into half moons.
1 yellow bell pepper – seeds and stem removed – roughly chopped into a large dice
1/2 cup kalamata olives – I used the kind that had the pits removed – roughly chopped
1/2 cup red onion – thinly sliced
4 oz Feta cheese – chopped up into cubes
1 to 2 Tbs fresh oregano – minced
1 small clove of garlic – minced
3 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs red wine vinegar
6 twists of black pepper
A pinch of salt
Cut vegetables into even bite-sized pieces that are all roughly the same size.
I used traditional Greek feta (Trader Joe’s brand). Crumbled feta cheese works well also.
If you’re worried that the red onion will be too strong, then take the time to soak it in a little water for 5 minutes before adding it the salad. This tones down the strong oniony taste.
For this cucumber Greek salad, I used fresh oregano in this salad dressing. If you don’t have fresh oregano, dried is fine. Just add 1 teaspoon to the dressing. Or you can substitute other fresh herbs like parsley.
This Greek salad recipe doesn’t hold up well in the fridge. It gets too watery from all the veggies. So plan on making it right before your party or get-together. You can pre-cut the veggies earlier and store in the fridge to save time. Just wait to combine the dressing and cheese with the veggies right before serving.
If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can substitute fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar instead.
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