This light & refreshing Greek Cucumber Salad is a flavor-packed side dish full of fresh, healthy ingredients & a zesty homemade Mediterranean dressing. Prepped and ready in just 10 minutes!

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What Makes This Greek Cucumber Salad Recipe Great

Fresh, flavorful, and light, this Greek Cucumber Salad is not your average salad. Accompanied by a zesty, homemade Mediterranean dressing, this simple Greek salad is bursting with yummy Mediterranean flavors, and it is the perfect way to every last drop of the sunshine season! It’s packed with juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, fresh herbs, tangy feta cheese, and a Greek salad dressing. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Serve alongside your favorite kabobs or grilled meat and a side of rice pilaf, or top with grilled chicken for a yummy entree salad!

Recipe Highlights

  • 10-minute Recipe!
  • Made with fresh ingredients!
  • A fun spin on traditional Greek salad
  • Perfect light side dish and low carb
  • Great for summer barbecues
  • Delicious, Homemade Mediterranean Dressing.
  • Easy, Make Ahead Side Dish.
  • Add grilled Chicken Breast for an Entree Salad!

Salad Ingredients

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Cucumber: You can either peel your cucumbers or leave the skin on, whichever you prefer. Slice into rounds then cut in half. I like using English cucumber.

Roma Tomatoes: Cut the tomatoes into 1-inch pieces. You can also use cherry tomatoes.

Red Onion: I like to slice my red onion super thin, but you can dice it if preferred.

Feta Cheese: Omit for dairy free. You can use crumbled feta or a block of feta and crumble it yourself. I love to use a block creamy Feta cheese straight from Greece – I get it at Costco!

Green or Black Pitted Olives: Use your favorite or both! I love using kalamata olives. Cut the olives in half as seen in the photos below.

Mediterranean Dressing: This homemade dressing is a combination of extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh oregano (or dried), fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, maple syrup, minced garlic, and sea salt.

How To Make This Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad

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  1. Whisk all of the simple dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, feta, and olives in a large bowl and pour the dressing over the top. Toss to combine. Serve immediately or it will also stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. It definitely gets more flavorful after sitting for a couple of hours. 

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

How to Serve This Cucumber Greek Salad: Serve this Greek cucumber salad with my Beef Kabobs and rice pilaf, or serve it with this chicken on top to make an entree salad!

Mediterranean Dressing: You can make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 

Dairy Free: To make this Greek cucumber salad dairy free, omit the feta cheese!

Storage: Store your salad separately from the dressing to keep it fresh in the refrigerator for 3 days. If you toss the salad with the dressing, eat within 24 hours for optimal freshness. Store both the salad and the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Recipe FAQs

Is this Greek salad healthy?

Yes! In one serving of this salad, there are only 208 calories and 6 net carbs. Serve with your favorite grilled protein for a low-carb, high-protein meal!

What else can I use the Mediterranean dressing for?

This dressing is delicious on any salad, fresh veggies, chicken, and more. Save your leftover dressing and use it as a salad dressing or veggie dipping sauce and enjoy!

Can I substitute different varieties of veggies?

Yes! You can slice your red onion any way you want, use cherry or grape tomatoes, use any variety of cucumbers, substitute black olives instead of pitted olives, etc, etc. This is a versatile salad that can be made in a number of delicious ways!

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10-Minute Greek Cucumber Salad

This light & refreshing Greek Cucumber Salad is a flavor-packed side dish full of fresh, healthy ingredients & a zesty homemade Mediterranean dressing. Prepped and ready in just 10 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled (if desired), sliced into rounds then cut in half
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 6 oz feta cheese
  • ½ cup green or black pitted olives, cut in half

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped. can sub 2 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, feta, and olives in a large bowl and pour the dressing over top. Toss to combine. Serve immediately or it will also stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Notes

How to Serve: Serve this salad with my Beef Kabobs and rice pilaf, or serve it with this chicken on top to make an entree salad!
Mediterranean Dressing: You can make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 
Dairy Free: To make this salad dairy free, omit the feta cheese!
Storage: Store your salad separately from the dressing to keep it fresh in the refrigerator for 3 days. If you toss the salad with the dressing, eat within 24 hours for optimal freshness.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 707mg, Potassium: 306mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 610IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 198mg, Iron: 1mg

This post was originally published on August 16, 2022 and updated with new content on January 21, 2024.