This recipe for Greek Style Cucumber Salad is truly delicious! Perfectly fresh and crisp with bright and tangy flavors such as tarragon vinegar, crunchy cucumbers, feta cheese, and tender tomatoes, you’re going to love this salad that is prepared in about 20 minutes! Perfect alongside any main course or protein for a light, yet flavorful experience.
The weather is getting warmer and the spring and summer vegetable harvest is right at our fingertips. What’s better than an authentic Greek salad that you can make at home? So simple to prepare on the busiest days, and perfect for weekend cookouts, this effortless salad recipe is really going to grab your attention because it’s just oh, so good.
If you happen to be on a Greek kick or just have a craving for something tangy, delicious, and fresh, then you may want to stay awhile and check out a couple of my other favorite recipes such as this Greek cauliflower rice salad bowl or my classic marinated vegetables recipe that reminds me of childhood. Both of these recipes are perfect for entertaining!
Why You’re Going to Love This Greek Side Dish
- Full of fresh flavors: Since this recipe is made with raw vegetables, the flavors are bursting at the seams! The cucumber and tomatoes create a comforting flavor profile and will send you to a perfectly sunny day.
- Ready within minutes: This recipe is stress-free and perfect for when you need an appetizer or healthy side dish ready within minutes. The perfect option for weeknight dinners, too!
- Super simple: For this recipe, all you have to do is toss a handful of ingredients together in a bowl. Sounds easy right? These steps are so simple.
This cucumber Greek salad is made with some of the most basic ingredients that are perfect for warmer weather! If you have a garden, then this is the perfect recipe to use up all those fresh tomatoes and cucumbers you’ll be looking forward to this year. If you don’t have a garden, then these ingredients can easily be found in a grocery store.
For the full measurements, please scroll down to the recipe card.
- Cucumbers – You’ll need about three cucumbers to peel and chop. You can use either pickling or English cucumbers.
- Tomatoes – I like to use Roma tomatoes for this salad, but any type of tomato on the vine will work. Heirloom tomatoes would be great!
- Onion – Red onion
- Tarragon vinegar – This recipe truly transforms this authentic Greek side dish. You can find tarragon vinegar at the grocery store, online, or you can make your own.
- Oregano – I used ground oregano for this recipe, but if you only have fresh, then that will work, too!
- Feta cheese – You can use feta cheese that has already been crumbled or you can crumble a block into the amount of cheese you need.
- Salt and pepper – Salt and pepper is a simple seasoning combination that elevates this cucumber recipe.
- Olives – You will need to make sure you have Kalamata olives for this recipe. I have substituted black olives in a pinch, and I like it that way, too, but the Kalamata gives it that true Mediterranean flavor.
- Fresh Tarragon – Not necessary, but if you have some in your herb garden, or can pick some up in your produce section, it makes a fantastic addition to this cucumber salad.
How to Make Greek Style Cucumber Salad
With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a savory and flavorsome salad ready in no time. If you’re short on time, then this Greek tomato salad is a match for you.
For more detailed steps, scroll down to the recipe card.
Combine Ingredients: First, in a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives.
Whisk: Secondly, with a wire whisk, whisk the olive oil, tarragon vinegar, and oregano.
Pour the vinaigrette over the salad.
Mix: Next, mix all of the salad ingredients. Add the feta cheese.
Season the Salad: Finally, season the Greek salad with salt and pepper. Add the fresh tarragon if you’d like.
Chill: Transfer the Greek cucumber salad recipe into the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Don’t forget to save this Greek side dish to find it easily! Pin it to your favorite Pinterest recipe board before you go!
- For optimal flavors, it’s best to serve this salad recipe cold.
- Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- Use ripened tomatoes for flavors that are rich and bright.
- Fresh vegetables from the garden are best because they are full of flavor, but they are not always accessible. Produce from the grocery store will work!
More Salad Recipes for Summer
- Super Simple Potato Salad
- Vegetarian Pasta Salad
- Olive Salad
- Cucumber Salad with Yogurt
- Green Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette
Let’s mix up a bowl of fresh Greek Cucumber Salad!
- 2-3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced lengthwise into quarters, and chopped
- 4-6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- ½ of one red onion, sliced thin
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1½ Tablespoons Tarragon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
- fresh tarragon, optional
- In a large bowl, toss together cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and olives.
- Whisk together olive oil, Tarragon vinegar and oregano, pour over salad and mix to combine.
- Add in feta cheese, combine.
- Salt and Pepper to taste. Add in tarragon if desired.
- Refrigerate and serve cold.
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.
This recipe was originally posted on September 28, 2015. It was updated to improve user experience and reshared on May 4, 2021.
I pinned this recipe way back in 2015, and when I was browsing the recipes for cucumber salads one day, decided to give it a try. When I opened the blog, I realized it came from a fellow blogger friend of mine, Ashlyn, from Belle of the Kitchen. After seeing her name, I knew it would be good! I only changed it up slightly, and I was right, perfect Greek flavors on a fresh cucumber and tomato salad.