Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is a fresh salad recipe packed with grape tomatoes and red onions. Dripping in a delicious olive oil, lemon, and red wine vinegar base, this is a healthy salad recipe that takes under 10 minutes to make, looks fancy, and tastes so light that you still have room for dips.
Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
Personally I love salads. I could probably eat a breakfast salad, lunch salad, dinner salad…OK, I may be pushing it on a breakfast salad, but in general, bits of veggies and protein are something I can feel guiltless about all day and truly enjoy. And honestly there are so many side dish salad possibilities!
Just here on my recipe site you can find these amazing salad recipes!
- Italian Pasta Salad with Pepperoni
- Cucumber tomato avocado salad with dressing
- Classic Ambrosia Salad Recipe
- Caprese salad with Cherry Tomatoes
- Green Bean Salad with Feta (new!)
Cucumber Tomato and Feta Salad
There are so many ways to enjoy cucumbers and with feta, blue cheese, or goat cheese is probably the best way. I just love how the cheese provides a little bit of melt into the veggies when you eat and I can flavor it with tang! Yum! In this recipe shown below,
- large cucumbers
- grape tomatoes, halved
- red onion, chopped
- green pepper, seeded and chopped
- Feta Cheese OR Blue Cheese (see my notes about cheeses)
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- lemon juice
- dried oregano
- ground black pepper
Feta Salad Tips
Tips to make the best cucumber tomato onion and feta salad:
- I used a carrot peeler to peel away a bit of the cucumber skin to make it “fancy” for the summer salad.
- I also used grape tomatoes, but you can certainly use cherry tomatoes instead.
- Salt and Pepper is optional, but seasoning can be the difference in a good salad and a great one. I like freshly ground peppercorn and sea salt
Adding Protein to your Cucumber Tomato Salad
Don’t be afraid to mix it up and add some chicken or light seafood fair protein to the meal. While its already a great healthy option for lunch or a cold side salad, this salad is also delicious as a full on meal and can be altered pretty easily. Another light recipe like this is my cherry tomato salad or my caprese salad with balsamic or this fresh cucumber avocado salad! You cannot go wrong with whatever you choose to eat (or make!) today.
Dietary Information: Great information – this Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is LOW CARB and GLUTEN FREE.
What kind of Vinegar to Use?
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Balsamic Vinegar
- White Balsamic Vinegar
- White Wine Vinegar
Can you substitute Feta for other Cheeses?
You can absolutely substitute feta for other cheeses. Of course then it wouldn’t be a tomato cucumber FETA cheese salad, but blue cheese and goat cheese also work wonderfully and are just as delicious (I used blue cheese in my video!)
Cheese choices can be really personal and I encourage you to mix up the “Greek” or “Mediterranean” vibe with other choices.
Now I would not recommend going with any shredded cheeses with this salad. The soft cheese or chunks of mozzarella would work best for texture and taste reasons.
Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad Recipe
While this particular Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad is full of veggies, if you are looking for a sweet option, try adding some watermelon chunks in the mix! Refrigerate your Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad for at least an hour and stir well before serving and sprinkle with your soft cheeses.
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- 2 large cucumbers
- 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese OR blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Slice the ends off the cucumbers and discard.
- Use a carrot peeler or knife to remove a strip of skin all all the way around the cucumber.
- Slice cucumber into thin slices and put in a mixing bowl.
- Add halved grape tomatoes, chopped red onion and chopped green pepper to bowl and mix well. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and remaining spices to make your salad dressing. Make sure dressing is mixed well - a whisk works best.
- Pour your dressing over your vegetables and gently toss to make sure cucumbers and tomatoes get the full value of the dressing.
- Refrigerate tomato salad for at least an hour.
- Prior to serving, stir well before serving and sprinkle with feta cheese
- As a side dish salad, this can serve 4, but as a main dish, your servings will be closer to 2.
Serving Size:1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.