Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

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Simple cherry and pear tomato salad with cucumbers, feta cheese, shallots, mint, and oregano.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Even though I grow cherry tomatoes, they rarely make it into a salad.

The culprit?

My own greedy hands! The hands that pick them when I’m out in the garden and pop them in my mouth like candy. My father admits to the same.

Some actually do make it into the kitchen, but then they are snacked away before anything resembling a dish can be made with them. We’ve had a resurgence of hot weather the last few days, which is good news for ripening tomatoes, and finally we’ve had a day when I picked more than I ate.

Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

Must have eaten lunch before harvesting, what a concept! Remember what they tell you about never going grocery shopping while hungry? The same holds true for gardening.

This is an easy salad to throw together, the base is tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

We used cherry and pear tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and added some fresh mint, oregano, and shallots. Dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. You could also add some Kalamata olives and arugula.

Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups of cherry and/or pear tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup of chopped cucumber, peeled (and seeded if the seeds are bitter)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped oregano
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp of finely chopped shallots or green onions
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

Gently toss the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onions, mint, and oregano together. Dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Hank

    Funny, I do this recipe a lot — I love the feta and mint combination. Crumbling a little dried oregano in there works well, too. Oddly, it’s better with dried than fresh.

  • Lori

    This sounds delicious! I’ve never thought about adding cucumbers…we make a tomato feta salad that is to die for (so I’m a little biased) We use 1 carton grape tomatoes (halve them), 1 pckg crumbled feta, 1/2 cup or so of chopped walnuts, and “homemade” good seasonings italian dressing to coat. Plate on fresh basil leaves and enjoy. (Now I’ll def have to add a cucumber next time and see) Thanks for all of your great ideas and recipes

  • George

    Yum. But it’s just a typical Greek salad!

  • SmilynStef

    To make this into a meal, I often add some shrimp and Kalamata olives … yummy.

  • estresu

    I love this salad but in my country (Uruguay) is difficult to get feta cheese always so when I do not get it I use other similar cheese but we eat it with red onion too, usually I eat it as a meal and we get fresh vegetables from the farmer´s market so grate recipe

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