If you're used to eating vinegar-based Greek salads, this traditional version—made with lemon juice—will be a delightful change. For more Mediterranean classics, see our complete collection of Greek recipes.
2 English cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 pounds tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium red onion, chopped, then rinsed and drained
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped parsley
1 1/3 cups drained pitted kalamata olives, halved if large
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 pound feta cheese
Salt and fresh-ground pepper
How to Make It
In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, parsley, and olives.
In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
Break feta cheese into about 1/2-inch chunks and add to cucumber mixture. Add dressing and mix gently, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Notes: You can prepare through step 2 up to 4 hours ahead; cover and chill vegetables and dressing separately. Just before serving, pour cucumber mixture into a colander to drain off any liquid, then return to bowl and mix with feta cheese and dressing.
Our garden tomatoes are prolific and we needed to use some up. This was a perfect recipe. I halved it for 3 servings. Like others, we cut the oil back to 1 Tablespoon which seemed plenty. I also omitted the parsley and dried oregano and used some fresh oregano instead. Next time I think I'll add some diced green pepper.
awesome! didn't use parsley, used less oil, lemon juice and feta. my husband had a business associate to dinner with us, and he loved it so much he asked me for the recipe and sent a picture a few days later of his finished masterpiece!! served it with CL chicken souvlaki and lemon greek potatoes the first time. love this!
I'm making this for the second time. My husband and I really liked this salad. The first time around I only used 4 oz of reduced fat feta. I also cut the amount of oil called for in half. We didn't miss either.
Nice recipe for a light summery salad. Made it with Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki sauce. I did cut the olive oil by half and it still came out great. Slightly briney, if you don't like high sodium foods (like me) you may want to consider cutting back on the feta.