Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad Recipe

This salad is super simple and tasty! We love using fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from our garden and trying out different flavors. Our latest favorite is this Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad.

The feta cheese gives it a yummy Greek salad taste and adds a salty kick, so you don’t need much extra salt, or you can skip it altogether. Too much salt can make the veggies soft and watery, so less is better.

It’s really refreshing and goes well with pasta, meats, grains, and lots of other dishes. Plus, it’s easy to whip up, and you can prep the ingredients ahead of time, so you just need to mix it together when you’re ready to eat. Perfect for BBQs, picnics, or as a starter for a family meal. Enjoy!

Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad Recipe

This Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is bursting with freshness, featuring juicy veggies and tangy feta cheese. It's an ideal choice for a light summer lunch or as a side dish for dinner. Packed with flavor and goodness, this salad combines ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, crunchy onions, and savory feta cheese, all topped with fresh herbs. It's a delightful mix that you'll want to enjoy again and again throughout spring and summer. With its simple yet winning combination of ingredients,  this salad is both refreshing and flavorful, making it a must-try for any occasion!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 225 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  •  Salad servers

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large tomatoes. Dice
  • 2 cucumbers. Slice
  • 1 cup feta cheese. Crumble
  • 1 small red onion. Slice
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Mix together
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like basil or parsley. Optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash the 2 large tomatoes, then dice them up.
  • Wash and slice the 2 cucumbers.
  • Get a big mixing bowl and toss in the diced tomatoes and sliced cucumbers.
  • Add in a cup of crumbled feta cheese to the mix.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Pour that zesty dressing over the salad.
  • Sprinkle on some salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Give everything a gentle toss until it’s all nicely mixed.
  • If you’re feeling fancy, throw on some fresh herbs like basil or parsley.
  • Time to dig in and savor your tasty tomato cucumber feta salad!

Notes

  • Use a big jar to store the salad. If making it ahead, layer everything in the jar instead of mixing. Start with the dressing, then add cucumbers, olives, onions, tomatoes, feta, and spices.
  • If you don’t have English cucumbers, regular ones are okay. Just peel and slice them. Fresh cucumbers with thin skin taste better.
  • Try using different types of tomatoes for sweetness, like heirloom or grape.
  • Not a fan of red onions? Use shallots or spring onions for a milder taste. You can also experiment with different cheeses like goat or mozzarella.
  • For the tastiest feta, get a block and crumble it yourself. But if you’re short on time, pre-crumbled works fine!

Nutrition Facts:

NutritionValue
Calories225 kcal
Carbohydrates7g
Protein6g
Fat13g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium433mg
Potassium208mg
 Calcium200mg

How Can I Turn This Salad Into a Complete Meal?

How Can I Turn This Salad Into a Complete Meal?

This salad is light and tasty, great as a side dish. But if you want to make it a full meal, you’ll need to add more stuff.

First, let’s talk about protein. If you like veggies, you can add chickpeas or white beans. If you prefer meat, try adding grilled chicken, shrimp, or steak. You can even use shredded rotisserie chicken or canned tuna.

Next, think about adding grains like couscous or orzo to make it more filling. These can turn your salad into a pasta salad. And for extra flavor, you can add Mediterranean ingredients like black olives, capers, or roasted red peppers.

How Should I Keep This Salad Fresh?

Keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you’re making it early, layer it in a big jar and mix it when you’re ready to eat.

What Type of Feta Cheese Should I Use?

I usually pick up a block of feta and crumble it myself because it’s juicier and tastier than the pre-crumbled kind.

But if you’re in a rush, go ahead and use the pre-crumbled one!

To crumble your own feta, just poke a fork into the block and twist gently until it breaks into crumbles. It’s easy and quick. This method works for other cheeses too.

I like feta made from cow’s milk, but sheep’s milk feta is more traditional. Most stores sell feta made from cow’s milk, but sometimes you might accidentally get the sheep’s milk kind, which has a stronger taste that not everyone likes.

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