Cucumber Salad With Mint and Feta

Using delicate, thin skinned cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.

Cucumber Mint Feta Salad
Elise Bauer

When the hot weather hits, nothing is more cooling than a cucumber salad!

I especially love the thin-skinned varieties of cucumbers—Persian, Armenian, English.

Their peels are thin and delicate, not bitter like regular cucumbers, so they don't require peeling. They're also not usually as seedy as their thick-skinned cousins.

Persian Cucumber
Persian cucumbers, about 5 inches long. Elise Bauer

Persian cucumbers, about 5 inches long

In this salad, we are tossing thinly sliced cucumbers with thinly sliced red onion, red radishes, a few mint leaves, and feta cheese, all together with a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Cucumber Salad With Mint and Feta

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound thin skinned, mild (non bitter) cucumbers, such as Persian, Armenian, or English

  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 or 3 red radishes, thinly sliced

  • 10 young mint leaves, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste

  • 1/3 cup feta cheese


  1. Toss the vegetables and mint with vinegar:

    In a medium sized bowl, gently toss together the sliced cucumbers, red onion, radishes, and mint leaves. Sprinkle with vinegar and toss to coat.

  2. Before serving, sprinkle with the olive oil, season, and add cheese:

    Right before serving sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Place on serving dish and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
98 Calories
8g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 189mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.