This Mediterranean cucumber salad is a fresh, amazing, blend of delicious flavors!
Have you ever had a recipe come up with itself on your kitchen counter??
Maybe that sounds crazy, or maybe you’ve had an experience like I had when I came up with this salad!
You see a friend of mine had just given me a bag full of fresh delicious cucumbers out of her garden and they were sitting on my kitchen counter. Then I went grocery shopping and was unpacking my bags when I sat a can of black olives and a pint of grape tomatoes next to the cucumbers.
Ohhhhh what if I made a salad with those? What if I combined those and added a few more of my favorite ingredients and flavors… what if I made a Greek/ Medeterranian inspired cucumber salad? That could be genius. (not to toot my own horn here folks)
It also coincided with an especially hot week where the weather was not condusive to eating anything… the kind of heat that sucks the life out of your appetite and only cold food sounds even remotely good… so this salad?? Absolutely perfect!
Here’s what you’ll need-
3- Cucumbers medium size
1-Pint Grape Tomatoes
1- Can Black Olives
1- Container Feta Cheese
1/2- Red Onion
2- Tbsp Olive Oil
2- Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1- tsp Dried Oregano (if you have fresh by all means use it!!)
Did I mention before how insanely easy this salad is?? And you don’t have to cook at all… so nice cool kitchen.
First thing you want to do is peel your cucumbers if you want. I peeled stripes down mine, just to make them pretty. Once they’re peeled to your liking chop them into small chunks. Now it’s time to chop your grape tomatoes, depending on the size you can chop them in half or quarter them. Now slice up your black olives. Chop up your red onion super fine!
Now toss all your veggies in a big bowl. Add in your olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sprinkle in your oregano.
Mix everything up so it is well coated and then sprinkle in the feta. Give it a nice gentle stir.
You’re ready to serve!! Nice and simple and super delicious!!
What is your favorite version of cucumber salad? I’d love some more delicious ideas!
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