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This cool cucumber salad is tossed in a quick Greek seasoned dressing making it a quick side dish recipe! Ready in under ten minutes and one of our favorite light side dish recipes!
This post was originally published June 21, 2016. It has since been updated to include new photos and helpful recipe tips.
There is something about a big bowl of veggies that makes my heart flutter. I typically go for grilled or roasted but today is HOT outside. So hot that I am dreading the thought of turning on my oven and increasing the temperature in my home any more than it already is.
The good news? I have an amazing recipe inspired by some of the best veggies that were sitting on my counter, patiently waiting for their turn to be the star.
Easy Cucumber Salad
10 minute cucumber salad ingredients:
We decided to take this in a Greek style salad, but you could easily adapt to fit any vegetables you have on hand. Here is what we used for our favorite variation:
- Red onion
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Feta cheese
The big punch of flavor you get from this dish really comes from the dressing. It is just a few simple ingredients, but when you combine them all together you get a beautiful blend of salty and tartness which compliments the cucumbers in just the perfect way.
How to make healthy cucumber salad:
Combine your cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Set aside.
Whisk together the Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Drizzle over your bowl of vegetables. Toss lightly to coat.
Sprinkle with feta and serve immediately.
This easy cucumber salad is seriously the star of summer. It is so quick to make, loved by all, and a great way to use homegrown produce! We grow most of these items in our tiny backyard garden making it extra appealing to whip this up on a weekly basis!
Other ingredient options:
- Kalamata olives
- Bell peppers
How long does cucumber salad last?
I would suggest only keeping this salad for 48 hours. After that your vegetables will start to get soggy.
That being said, if you mix this together and store it in the refrigerator, the flavors really start to shine right around the 24 hour mark. We make this a day in advance if we plan on serving it at a party or gathering.
Sign up for your potlucks, request to bring a side to that pool party, or get healthy with your lunch this week. This cucumber salad is about to jump to the top of your must-make list.
The dressing on this salad is simple and made of olive oil, lemon juice, and Greek seasonings. But the real star is the vinegar. Don’t skip it! The longer this salad sits, the better it tastes, and the vinegar is what takes it to an entirely new level.
More Salad Recipes:
- 2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 cup Greek or black olives
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup feta cheese, optional
- Combine your cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk together the Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Drizzle over your bowl of vegetables. Toss lightly to coat.
- Sprinkle with feta and serve immediately.