Cucumber Salad Recipe

This cool cucumber salad recipe produces a flavorful combination of cucumber and tomato salad with onion, mint, feta cheese, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

It is a delicious Greek style salad and a quick and easy recipe. It can be prepared several hours before needed or even the day before.

This recipe yields four portions.

Double or halve the ingredients if you like.

This recipe for cucumber salad contains feta cheese and is therefore not suitable for those who are following a Paleolithic diet.

The salad is still delicious without the feta cheese.

We enjoy it either way!

Cucumber salad: ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers peeled and diced
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 4 large good quality fresh diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 fresh garlic cloves minced (optional, or if you like garlic use 2 cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (or 1 tablespoon of finely rubbed dried mint)
  • 8 ounces of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pitted sliced black olives (optional)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper according to taste

If possible, it's healthier to use organic ingredients.

Cucumber salad recipe: method

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then chill for 2 to 3 hours for the full flavors to come out.

Be sure to add salt before chilling.

The salt brings out the flavorsome juices from the tomato and cucumber when left to marinate for several hours. This dish can be prepared several hours before needed or even the day before.

The food counts are listed as follows:

Total calories / grams of proteins / grams of carbs / grams of fat (grams of saturated facts, if any).

Carbs listed are "net."

This recipe yields four portions. Approximate food counts per portion if including the feta cheese:

288 / 10 / 23 / 20 (saturated fat 7)

This completes the recipe for cucumber salad.


Web pages to help you further

Now that you have the Greek-style cucumber salad recipe, if you would like more recipes use the link below to return to the first page in the weight loss recipes section of our website.

Our recommended books for healthy eating

There are many good books about eating better.

Here are several initial suggestions:

  • Wansink's Mindless Eating
  • Wolf's The Paleo Solution
  • Price's Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

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