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.
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
How to Make It
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.