This Mediterranean cucumber salad is a fresh, amazing, blend of delicious flavors! Full of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives & feta it is loaded with Mediterranean flavor!
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/ Mediterranean 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 conducive 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!
If you want to turn this into a full meal you can easily toss some chicken or garbanzo beans into this Mediterranean cucumber salad to make it a light dinner or amazing lunch!
Here’s what you’ll need for this Mediterranean Cucumber Salad –
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.
The 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.
Your Mediterranean cucumber salad is ready to serve!! Nice and simple and super delicious!!
What is your favorite version of cucumber salad? I’d love some more delicious ideas!
- 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
- Peel and chop your cucumbers into bite size pieces.
- Chop your grape tomatoes and black olives into bite size pieces.
- Dice your red onion.
- In a small bowl combine your olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and oregano
- Place all your veggies and dressing in a large bowl, toss until everything is coated.
- Sprinkle the top with feta.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g