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Greek Cucumber Salad

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This Greek Cucumber Salad is an easy peasy and crazy yummy side dish! It’s full of simple fresh ingredients and big flavor. It’s perfect to throw together for a quick n’ tasty side or snack.

So I really love Greek food… but we don’t actually have any places in my small town that serve it. There’s a delicious diner not too far away from us that does a little Greek food, but nothing too crazy or authentic. This place does, however, have a delicious cucumber salad with grilled chicken kabobs, and it’s to die for. We go there every once in a while, but not nearly enough to give me the Greek food fix that I crave. I’ve made this salad to accompany my Greek Chicken Bowls (which are dreamy).

This is my first attempt at replicating something with a Greek-ish flair. (Is that a thing? I guess it is now!) I’ll now be able to enjoy this fresh, crisp, refreshing salad in my own home whenever I want to, and that makes this girl very happy. The first batch I made was perfect… and for once (thank the heavens above) I wrote down exactly what I did. Because friends, I probably could have tried half a million times, and it never would have come out so perfectly delicious again.

Greek Cucumber Salad is so easy to prep up, it’s not really fair. I figured that to really hit the nail on the head with flavor, I’d have to do so much more than simply chop up some tomatoes and cucumbers, and add a handful of goodies into it. But it’s truly that simple and delicious! When it was done, I shoved a big spoonful into Eric’s mouth. After tormenting me with silence for at least two minutes, he finally said “I can’t believe it, but it’s perfect. Don’t change thing!” This salad will g over great when you make and take it to a summer barbecue. It’s loaded with so many bright flavors and fresh ingredients, you’re going to love it up so much!

Let’s make Greek Cucumber Salad!

Grab some tomaters, four to be exact, preferably the Roma variety. Cut them right in half, and just scoop out all that water-y flesh. This is a personal preference, but I think it makes a bit of a difference… the tomato-fleshy stuff always makes salads a little goopy. Wow, I’m being super descriptive for y’all tonight, huh? Just know that in my quais-professional opinion, you should scoop it out and toss it. It makes it better, I promise.

Now that we’ve got the tomato situation outta the way, gather your other ingredients:

  • One half Small Red Onion, Diced (if it’s a large red onion you’ve gotta use only 1/4 of it- too much, and it could take over the whole salad)
  • 2 Cups Chopped up Cucumber. Preferably English cucumber, or baby cucumbers. a regular cucumber can easily be too bitter, and this can unbalance the flavors and ruin the whole darn thing!
  • 29 Kalamata Olives, sliced in half… this is about 1/2 cup (I know that 29 is such a weird number, but that’s how many you need to hit the nutritional and WW points info)
  • And of course, 1/2 cup of that glorious, tangy, lovely, wonderful Feta Cheese! Ugh, I just love Feta cheese so much. It’s ridiculous.

Then take all those fresh and amazing ingredients, and throw’m in a mixing bowl!

Now throw in 1 tsp of oregano, 1/4 tsp dill, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tablespoons white whine vinegar, 1 tsp Kosher Salt, and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mix it up well, and Salt & Pepper to taste.

For best results: Let it sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, to let the amazing flavors mingle. But honestly, It’s super good right after you mix it up!

*If not using Kosher Salt, reduce the amount of salt to taste.

And taa-daaaa! Folks, Greek Cucumber Salad is some good stuff. One of my goals this year is to learn more about flavors by trying out some more varied, different, and exotic types of foods. Greek food is something I’ve been wanting to mess around with for so long! I’m very happy it came together easily and deliciously, and I’m delighted to share it with ya!

This salad is truly zero fuss. I know, it’s the middle of freakin’ January, and you’re all like “Really, Star… Salad in January?” But for real. The holidays nearly did me in this year, and I’ve just been craving fresh fruits and veggies all the time. And so to keep the river of creativity flowing, I post what I’m eating, and loving, and craving, at the moment.

And don’t worry- I PROMISE there’s some comfort food coming your way soon.

This Greek Cucumber Salad would be so delicious next to just about anything, doesn’t even have to be Greek food! It’s also delicious stuffed into a warm pita. Oh my gosh, now I’m drooling… I want that right now.

….a little birdie told me that in the next day or two, this here blog just might feature a delicious Greek Chicken Bowl, including this yummy salad. You will want this in your life. Stay tuned, friends!

Don’t forget to comment if you’ve made this, and let me know your thoughts and ideas!

With love from my kitchen to yours,

Star

Greek Cucumber Salad

A delicious fresh salad filled with cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, and flavor. Perfect side dish with wonderful greek flavor. 
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Prep Time:10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 english cucumber peeled and chopped into small chunks, about two cups total
  • 4 roma tomatoes flesh scooped out and chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp dill weed, dried
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt or to taste if using table salt/sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 29 kalamata olives sliced in half, black olives will work too

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, and stir together well. This tastes great right away, but will taste better if it sits in the fridge for a bit, so the flavors mingle. Salt and Pepper to taste. Enjoy! 

Notes

Makes 3-1/2 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup. 
Calories: 83, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 2g 
WeightWatchers Points: 2 Points

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal
Servings: 7
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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This Greek Cucumber Salad is a delicious and fresh salad filled with cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta and flavor. It’s a perfect side dish with wonderful Greek flavor. #greeksalad #cucumber #ww

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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So good!! A instead of tomatoes, I used red bell pepper. Also, my daughter thought we should add avocado. It was so yummy!! Such a hit with my whole family!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight so good! Used it in your one point chicken gyro and it went so so well with it! My husband just ate this cucumber salad for dinner and loved it too (and he is normally a meat guy.
    I might try reduced fat feta next time? Does it make a big difference?

  3. 5 stars
    This is the BEST cucumber salad! Great to take to picnics and you can have it with anything. Easy and delicious!

  4. I make this all the time. Instead of olives i use rinsed chickpeas (I don’t like olives) For a quick and easy dressing I sometimes use Kraft Greek Feta and Oregano dressing calorie wise. A favourite of mine.

  5. 5 stars
    One of my favorite salads! Greek Chicken Bowls are my very favorite meal prep lunch, too! You should make this!

  6. 5 stars
    Technically, I guess I made this when I made the Greek Chicken Bowls! So good & husband approved!

  7. This recipe looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it. I’m getting 3 points per serving when I calculate the ingredients in the WW app. Reduced-fat feta = 4 SP, olive oil = 4 SP, and kalamata olives = 11 SP. That gives a total of 19 SP and 3 SP per serving. Do you calculate points a different way? I just want to make sure I’m not missing out on a better way to calculate points.

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this for lunch today! Amazing! I may leave out the salt since olives and feta are both salty. Chicken would be a great addition or even some chickpeas! Will definitely make again.

  9. Made this today for my meal prep along with your greek chicken. Soooooooo good!!!! Will keep this on rotation during the summer months.

    1. This is DELISH!! Great as a side or add some protein for a complete meal!! Keeps well too

  10. 5 stars
    This stuff was AHHH-MAZING! It was so easy to throw together and the taste was so refreshing. It was even better topped on chicken breasts. This will definitely be a Summer staple at our house. IT was DELICIOUS!

  11. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner a few nights ago. This is just delicious. I thought I would have some for my lunch the next day but it was all eaten. I will make this again and I would not change a thing. I did grill the chicken which was my only change to your recipe. I am watching points and these meals are just wonderful and filling. Thanks.

  12. 5 stars
    Hi Star! I’m new to your site but love it so far. If you want to make this with extra protein but keep it vegetarian try throwing in garbanzo beans or the black Beluga lentils from Trader Joe’s ( if you have one near you?) Delish!
    Lisa

    1. Hey Lisa! So happy you found me. I will totally give some garbanzo beans a try! Thanks for the tip

  13. I made this for a side dish with last nights dinner. Yes, it was very tasty. This is a keeper that will definitely make an appearance this summer when it’s too hot to cook ~ along with some grilled chicken that you’re talking about. 5 stars!

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