Friday, June 17, 2011

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta

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With the nice warm weather finally making an appearance, I've been trying to find more side dishes that do not require cooking. Salads are wonderful, but a bowl full of lettuce and toppings can get a bit redundant. I decided to make a cucumber tomato salad. Both kids love tomatoes and cucumbers, so I was hoping they would love this. I loved the freshness of the salad and how quickly it can come together. I was able to find a package of tomatoes, that only cost $.59. Since they were getting overly ripe, they were marked down. I used the firmest ones, keeping the softer riper ones for pasta sauce.

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This salad screams summer! If you are a fan of Greek style foods, you will love this. The dressing has some great Greek flavors, but the balsamic vinegar adds a slight sweetness. The salty Feta adds a wonderful  layer of tangy salty goodness. This pairs perfectly with some grilled burgers or a nice big steak!

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta
printable recipe

1 large english cucumber
3 large tomatoes
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
3 Tbs olive oil
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp pepper
2 Tbs crumbled Feta cheese

Peel cucumbers and cut in half, lengthwise. Cut each half into thirds and cut thirds into small cubes. Place in a bowl. Cut tomatoes into 8 wedges. Cut each wedge in half and add to cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, oregano and pepper. Pour over tomatoes and cucumber, add 1 Tbs Feta and toss lightly, to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Feta and serve.

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5 comments:

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love for you to link these up to my linky party that runs Friday evening through Sunday night. You can find the button for the party at http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

Our last party, the first ever, had over 300 links so this week there will be a special give away just for linkers, hope to see you soon.

Miz Helen said...

I just love Tomatoes and Cucumbers and the addition of the feta is perfect. Great dish! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
Miz Helen

Rebekah said...

We love salads like this in our house. I cannot wait for the tomatoes ad cucumbers in my garden to start coming in.

Rebekah @
www.kidsdoeathealthy.blogspot.com

teri@thefreshmancook said...

This salad looks wonderful. What a great combo. Thanks for a delicious recipe!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm visiting from Foodie Friday where I saw your picture for this great salad. This is my kind of food - fresh and healthy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sam