Greek Cucumber Salad is an easy vegetarian recipe that your entire family will love. Wondering how to make a greek salad? Learn from us!
Greek Cucumber Salad
Don’t worry - making a Greek Cucumber Salad is totally simple. Seriously, seriously simple. The good news? There’s no real cooking involved which makes this recipe a total breeze.
I love eating this recipe during the summer months because it's so light and refreshing. But truthfully, as long as you can find the vegetables listed below, you can make and enjoy this any time of the year!
And if you're lucky enough to have a garden, enjoying this with fresh onions, tomatoes and cucumbers from your garden will take the flavor up a notch for sure!
Take a trip to a different country, and try my Polish Cucumber Salad next!
Ingredients for Greek Cucumber Salad
All you'll need are these simple ingredients!
How to make a greek salad:
- Kalamata Olives
- Herbs: Oregano, Parsley etc
- Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Did you know that salads don’t even have to have lettuce in them? Seriously! I’m not kidding...Salads do not have to have lettuce or greens in them, at all. The definition of a salad is actually THIS. (mind blown, right?!)
Other easy vegetarian recipes you might like:
We love to try foods from different cultures and countries, a new favorite is this Korean Cucumber Salad! It is naturally gluten-free, vegan and has some spice!
Continuing the culinary journey, you may also like this Vegetarian Italian Chopped Salad.
Also be sure to check out our Broccoli Cranberry Salad, You can omit the cheese if you are vegan or add in dairy free cheese!
My simple Vegan Macaroni Salad is always a hit at BBQs too.
So this recipe is vegetarian. Are you vegetarian? Or maybe wondering more about the vegetarian lifestyle, vegetarian diet or meatless cooking? There are several different types of vegetarians.
Basic types of vegetarians are:
- Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
- Lacto Vegetarian
- Ovo Vegetarian
- The Flexitarian
- Pesco Vegetarian
- Pollo Vegetarian
If you want to read more about the different types of vegetarians, you can visit our vegetarian educational posts. You can also find lots of easy vegetarian recipes on our site.
Maybe you are wondering about vegan vs vegetarian? In a nutshell, vegans do not consume any animal products. So we talking about dairy (milk, cheese), eggs and meat. Most vegans also do not consume honey!
How long with this greek cucumber salad last?
I would keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days. After that, it loses its freshness! But I bet you won’t make it that far because it is really tasty!
Can you add apple cider vinegar to this salad recipe?
Adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to this greek cucumber salad is a win! It'll kick the flavor up a notch for sure!
Can I add herbs to this greek style salad?
Yes, you can add in herbs to this vegetarian salad. I personally like the addition of parsley, cilantro, oregano or basil. But if you have a favorite herb, add it in there!
Can I switch up the cheese?
If you are not a feta fan, you can sub in gorgonzola cheese. Or you can omit it altogether! (but seriously, the cheese on this greek cucumber salad is so good!)
Can I make this greek cucumber salad vegan?
Yes, you can! Simply omit the cheese or add in your favorite vegan cheese as a sub.
Would this cucumber salad be good for a cookout?
Absolutely! You can make it the day before to save time. Or you can make it the day of. Making it the day of does provide the most freshness.
It's delicious as is, but how do I make this greek salad more hearty?
You can add in some zucchini chunks or artichoke hearts to this salad. It is a nice addition of flavor and makes the cucumber salad more hearty! Any other raw foods that you want to add, do so! I *might* even add a few more cucumbers and onion than the recipe calls for at times.
Why do you soak your red onions?
I love the taste and flavor of red onions in my food. When I bite into a raw red onion, sometimes the taste is overpowering and the aftertaste is not pleasant. I soak my diced/cut red onions in water for 5-10 minutes if I am going to use them raw in a recipe. This helps to take the bite out of the flavor! Drain water from the onions after your 5-10 minutes has passed.
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Vegetarian Greek Cucumber Salad
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 c cucumbers diced
- 2 c roma tomatoes diced
- 20 kalamata olives halved
- ½ c red onion diced and soaked in water for 5 minutes
- ½ c parsley fresh
- ⅔ c feta cheese
- Toss all ingredients into a bowl, except the lemon juice. Stir gently to mix ingredients.
- Pour the lemon juice on top of the salad mixture, stir to combine.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
I'd love to hear from you!
This was SUPER delicious and very easy to make. I prepped it into individual containers and ate it for lunch this week. Loved it so much I am making it again next week!