A Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad that is light and fresh, tossed with crisp vegetables and salty feta cheese. This delicious salad makes the perfect summer lunch or dinner side dish.
It’s a great salad for all those extra cucumbers and tomatoes mass producing in your garden, particularly in the peak summer months. It’s a refreshingly yummy salad cuisine and perfectly complements with pasta, proteins, grains, and so much more.
It’s so simple to make and you can even make this recipe a bit before you go to your gathering. This is an ideal side dish at a family meal or barbecue.
These salads are delicious and healthy. The tomato cucumber feta salad is an easy recipe and an amazing combo.
We cannot get enough cucumbers or tomatoes, so we experiment with all kinds of flavors and cheeses and it’s one of my new favorite summer salads. The Greek seasoning gives this Greek salad a satisfying taste with feta cheese adding a delicious salty flavor.
The cucumbers and tomatoes begin to get softer and juicier; combining all the flavors together with the crumbled feta cheese makes this summer salad recipe a must try! Tomato and cucumber feta salad tastes amazing and fresh!
A simple summer Greek cucumber salad recipe makes quick work with only a few ingredients. Great for large crowds and is loved by the healthy eaters in your group.
Also known as a village salad, it is our favorite perfect salad for summer that the whole family will love!
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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese
Tomato cucumber salad feta is light and freshly made with simple ingredients which gives a burst of bright Greek flavor. Make sure to use fresh vegetables!!
Over ripe, juicy vegetables are not what you want for this feta salad. Tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers are tossed with olive oil, Greek seasonings, and crumbled feta cheese. This is a tasty low carb and gluten-free salad for your summer meals.
Chef Sherry’s Cookbook
I grew up eating cucumber salad and tomatoes. At our summer Sunday dinners, grandma would take a couple ripe tomatoes or a bunch of cucumbers from her garden so she could whip up a healthy salad for our dinner side dish.
The salad was created with fresh tomatoes chopped into pieces and cucumbers sliced. The veggies can be mixed with bottled Italian dressing or wine vinegar to keep it simple. A cucumber tomato feta salad recipe makes a great light summer lunch.
Where can I buy Feta cheese?
When buying feta cheese, look for cheese that is sold in small containers or packages near the deli counter. This cheese is readily sold at supermarkets.
Get the crumbled cheese to save time and mess when making your salad. When offered the choice between cow or sheep milk feta, I always choose sheep milk. The feta cheese is delicious and will take your salad to the next level!
Tomato Cucumber Salad Feta Ingredients
- Feta cheese
You can buy blocks and crumble them yourself. Or just buy the crumbled feta cheese to save time (what I like to do). Feta cheese is relatively low calorie and high in fat compared to other cheese products. The feta cheese is delicious and will take your salad to the next level!
I prefer using English, greenhouse, or Persian cucumbers. Garden cucumbers will work if they are the right kind. To peel or not to peel your cucumber. This is a personal preference. With this fresh vegetable salad, I like to leave them on for some color. If you use cucumbers with large seeds in them, I suggest removing the seeds and only using the fleshy part.
This tomato cucumber feta salad uses a medley of small, sweet grape tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes will also work. You don’t want chopped tomatoes. But you can cut them in quarter lengths instead. If you want to use larger tomatoes, you can cut them into half-inch chunks by scraping the seeds off the rind of the tomato and then slice it into half-inch pieces.
- Red Onion
Sliced thin and cut into 1-inch strips. Red onion adds great color and flavor to the salad. Sweet green onions can be substituted if needed.
Greek seasoning is the key to this Greek cucumber salad. A little goes a long way. Remember, you can always add more if needed but if you add to much, you can’t take it out of the salad.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I tend to throw all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and stir to combine, which works just fine. But the proper way is to hold back on the olive oil and slowly pour it into the other dressing ingredients as you are whisking it together. Avocado oil can be substituted if desired
- Red Wine Vinegar
Stay away from plain vinegar or balsamic vinegar. Red wine vinegar adds a little tang as well as a little sweet to your dressing.
Fresh is best, but I will use minced jarred garlic in a pinch. A lot of times, I don’t have fresh garlic, but I have minced garlic in a jar all the time.
- Salt & Pepper
A little goes a long way. You can always add more when you taste the salad before it’s served. I like to add seasoned salt and pepper such as Lawry’s seasoned salt and Morton’s seasoning for extra flavor.
How to Make Tomato Cucumber Salad with Feta
Gather all the ingredients to make the Greek salad. Wash and dry the cucumber and tomatoes. On a cutting board, cut the grape tomatoes and cucumber into small bite-sized chunks.
Place them into a large bowl. Slice the red onion into thin strips about 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces and add to the tomato and cucumber pieces.
To make the dressing combine the red wine vinegar, Greek seasonings, and minced garlic in a small bowl with a whisk. While continuing to whisk, slowly pour in all the olive oil. Stir until completely combined.
When ready to serve slowly pour dressing over top of the cut vegetables. Add the crumbled feta cheese to the salad and carefully toss all together. Season to taste. Serve immediately!
Serving Tip: Add dressing and feta cheese right before eating to create a fresh presentation. Once salt touches the cucumber or tomato, this softens them, and they will get juicy.
How to store cucumber tomato feta salad?
Store this cucumber tomato feta salad in airtight container in the refrigerator. This vegetable salad is best eaten right away or within a day.
If you would like to make ahead and serve later, it is best to place the cut vegetables in a bowl and store the dressing and feta cheese in separate containers. When you are ready to serve the tomato cucumber onion salad, pour the dressing onto the vegetables and top with the crumbled cheese.
Gently stir to combine. Serve immediately. It helps preserve salad’s freshness and crispness. The cucumber tomato feta salad is a warm weather favorite which everyone can enjoy.
Greek Salad Add-Ins
- Peppers – Diced Bell Peppers or Jalapeno Peppers
- Fresh Herbs such as Parsley, basil, or mint
- Dijon Mustard
- Olives – You can add kalamata olives, sliced black olives, or green olives. Just make sure to remove any pits and slice in bite-sized pieces.
- A squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- Top with grilled chicken
Greek Salad Calorie
Are you wondering how many calories are in this Greek summer salad? This tomato cucumber feta salad has 273 calories per serving.
What to Serve with Greek Salad
Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad – Frequently Asked Questions
It all depends on the variety of cucumbers used and flavor of the skins. Cucumbers with thin skins won’t require peeling such as greenhouse cucumbers. Market cucumbers have thicker skins and are probably best peeled when preparing this cucumber tomato & onion salad.
Greek cucumber salad is best served within a day after making. If possible, don’t add the crumbled feta cheese until ready to serve. Refrigerate any unused Greek salad. However, we would strongly suggest consuming it within 24 hours after making since cucumber and tomatoes will get a little soggy in time.
Unlike my childhood salads that have been stuffed with bottled dressing, this cucumber tomato onion salad is healthy. It’s loaded with freshly prepared vegetables tossed with olive oil, vinegar, and some seasonings. Using just 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese for the whole recipe you have an unbelievable salty flavor with a creamy texture. It’s also naturally gluten free.
I like to use a chef’s knife when cutting my vegetables. When it’s sharp, it cuts the tomatoes like butter and never squishes them. The knife has been deemed the workhorse of the kitchen. Cutting the cucumber and the red onions with the chef’s knife also works very well.
Cucumber Tomato Onion Feta Salad Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition facts below!
- Tomatoes, Grape, Medley, Halved 12 ounces
- Cucumber, Greenhouse, Sliced, Quartered 1 each
- Onion, Red, Sliced, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 each
- Feta Cheese, Crumbled 2 ounces
- Vinegar, Red Wine 1/4 cup
- Garlic, Minced, 2 Cloves 1/2 teaspoon
- Greek Seasoning 1 teaspoon
- Salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper, Ground 1/4 teaspoon
- Olive Oil 1/2 cup
- Gather all the ingredients to make the Greek cucumber salad. Next, wash and dry the cucumber and tomatoes. Use a cutting board and a sharp knife, cut the grape tomatoes and cucumber into small bite-sized chunks. Place them into a bowl. Slice the red onion into thin slices and cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces and add to the tomato and cucumber pieces.
- Make the dressing: combine the red wine vinegar, seasonings, and minced garlic in a small bowl with a whisk. Slowly pour in all the olive oil as you continue to whisk together. Stir until completely combined.
- When ready to serve the vegetable salad, slowly pour the prepared dressing over top of the cut vegetables. Add the crumbled feta cheese to the Greek cucumber salad and carefully toss all together. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Serve right away!
Serving Tip: Add the prepared dressing and feta cheese right before eating to create a fresh feta salad presentation. Once salt touches the cucumber or tomato, they will soften, and get juicy.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 273Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 10mgSodium 628mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 3g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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