Greek Cucumber Salad
In the summer all my gardening friends give me cucumbers, and I hate to ever turn down a free load of anything home-grown! this is a great way to use those wonderful cucumbers all summer long, and you won’t get tired of it. Promise.
I found this recipe online at The Salty Marshmallow. It has all the Greek ingredients I love-feta, Kalamata olives, red onion, and the list goes on and on. I over-do the feta, I admit it. It makes a great, salty side dish that’s great with any type of grilled meat when you’re sick and tired of macaroni salad or potato salad. It’s fresh, cold and even better after sitting in the fridge overnight. People who aren’t crazy about cukes love this salad, so give it a try.
Look at all the health benefits of the Almight Cucumber ~ Who knew?!
- 2 Large Cucumbers, Sliced
- 5 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
- 1/2 Large Red Onion, Sliced
- 1/4 Cup Kalamata Olives, Pitted and sliced
- 1/4-1/3 Cup Feta Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- Juice of One Lemon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Place the sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, red onion slices, and olives in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and salt and pepper.
- Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss, then chill for 30 minutes before serving. Top with Feta cheese as desired.
- 4 servings at 150 calories per serving