Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad

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Simple cherry and pear tomato Greek 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

  • 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 extra virgin 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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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Michele

    This is so good! Perfect ratios for all ingredients. I rarely follow a recipe but this one I made exactly and so glad I did.

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  2. 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 great recipe

  3. pammyg

    Thank you for this recipe, it was delicious. “Was” means I ate the whole bowl by myself throughout the day. :)

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  4. susan

    I can’t stop making or eating this. It’s sooo good. I think I’ll try and turn it into a panzanella. Just for a little variation.

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  5. Hank Shaw

    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.

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