This quick and easy Greek cucumber salad recipe will transport you straight to Greece! Enjoy fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and crumbled feta in a refreshing dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
This is prime cucumber salad season for us and there is just nothing like a refreshing cold salad as the perfect side dish to any summer meal. I combined some of my favorite flavors to make this Greek version of a classic. Simple, natural, healthy, and guilt-free, you’ll want to make this soon… and often!
This is a quick and easy Greek cucumber salad, which is another added bonus. All you need is cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, crumbled feta, olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. The instructions are as simple as the ingredients. Just pop them all in a mixing bowl and toss them to combine. That’s all there is to it.
This delicious Greek salad recipe, with its fresh ingredients and refreshing dressing, will transport you to Greece. These are the tasty flavors the nation is known for. I’ve included lots of serving suggestions below so you know exactly what to enjoy alongside your Greek salad. Enjoy!
- English cucumbers
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Red onion
- Crumbled feta
- Olive oil
- Bottled or fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Greek Cucumber Salad
Chop up your cucumber, slice your onion, and cut your tomatoes in half.
Place all of this in a large bowl.
Add olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings.
Stir well to combine.
Cover this and refrigerate until chilled.
Top with crumbled feta cheese before serving.
This Greek cucumber salad is now ready for your summer barbecue, picnic, or potluck.
Store leftover salad covered or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Here are some easy variations to make this recipe work for you:
- Use fresh herbs instead, like fresh oregano, fresh mint leaves, fresh dill, or even fresh parsley.
- Add more veggies, like sliced green or red bell pepper, and olives (I like Kalamata olives or black olives).
- Substitute the lemon juice for vinegar, including apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar.
- Use feta cubes instead of crumbled feta.
- For added flavor, add 1 minced garlic clove or 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
- For a creamy Greek cucumber salad that’s similar to Tzatziki dressing, stir in 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt.
What do you serve with Greek cucumber salad?
Serve it as a side dish with a main meal like grilled chicken tenders, pan-seared pork chops, burgers, or salmon. I also love to serve it alongside other side dishes like Greek potatoes or mashed potatoes.
Check out these other sensational salad recipes:
- 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh or bottled lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste (I use about 1/4 teaspoon to start)
- 1 cup crumbled feta for topping
- In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Add oil, lemon juice, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half, 3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped, 1/2 red onion, sliced, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh or bottled lemon juice, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, salt and pepper to taste (I use about 1/4 teaspoon to start)
- Cover and place in the fridge for several hours for flavors to intermingle (we don't want to say married because they hardly know one another).
- Before serving, top with feta. Enjoy!1 cup crumbled feta for topping