Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad

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Fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party, this cool salad is ready to make your life a whole lot simpler. With just a handful of fresh ingredients and pantry staples, this Greek-inspired side dish goes with just about anything. Because whenever we're serving a rich meat main like pork chops, flank steak, or even grilled chicken, it's always a good idea to have a cold salad option on the spread to balance out the meal. Akin to the ever-popular Greek salad, this cucumber-and-tomato salad uses crisp, delicious ingredients including grape tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion. It's all tossed with a collection of fragrant herbs—ranging from mint to dillweed—and a vinegar-based dressing. Oh, and it's finished with as much crumbly Feta cheese as you fancy. Get this fresh salad from counter to supper table in about fifteen minutes, making it a quick-fix staple to serve all spring and summer long.

Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Yield:
4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 1/2 pounds Kirby cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dillweed

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Toss together cucumbers, next 5 ingredients, and vinegar mixture in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with feta.

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