Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

Refreshing Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad! Combine juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and tangy feta with a zesty dressing. Chill and serve! Try it tonight and enjoy with family and friends!

A refreshing summer delight, this Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is perfect for hot days and outdoor gatherings. Combining the coolness of cucumbers, the sweetness of tomatoes, and the tanginess of feta cheese, this salad is a flavor explosion that’s both light and satisfying.

Ready Time

20 mins

Yields

9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 block of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

Start by preparing the cucumbers, sprinkle both sides of the slices with salt and let them sit for 10-15 minutes to draw out excess water. Rinse the cucumber slices with fresh water and pat them dry with paper towels.

In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers and diced tomatoes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper to make the dressing. Pour the dressing over the cucumber and tomato mixture, and toss gently to combine.

Stir in the crumbled feta cheese.

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Just before serving, garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Serve chilled and divide among 9 servings.

Notes

For the best results, use thinly sliced cucumbers to prevent them from releasing too much water during the salad-making process. Feta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese or ricotta salata if you prefer a lighter flavor.

If you’re short on time, you can skip the salting process for the cucumbers, but keep in mind that they might release more water during refrigeration.

Use a high-quality extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor. Adjust the amount of red wine vinegar to your taste, depending on how tangy you like your dressings.

Dijon mustard adds a tangy, slightly sweet flavor, but you can substitute it with whole-grain mustard for a coarser texture.

Chopped fresh parsley adds a nice pop of color, but feel free to use fresh dill or basil instead for a different twist. This salad is perfect for warm weather, outdoor gatherings, or potlucks, and it’s easily scalable for larger or smaller crowds.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 7g
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

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