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Greek Tomato Cucumber Salad

This refreshing Greek tomato cucumber onion feta salad is tossed in a light lemony, garlic and fresh herb dressing. So simple and easy to make, it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you just don’t want to cook. Light and healthy, this salad is perfect for hot summer days with grilled or barbecued chicken or fish.
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 15 mins
Cuisine: : Western
Course : Mains
Servings : 8
Calories : 241 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $14.80 or $1.85 a serve

EQUIPMENT

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large salad bowl
  • Medium jar with a screw top lid
  • Grater with a fine mesh or garlic press

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 grams (2) Lebanese cucumber seeded and diced
  • 400 grams (3 medium) tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 60 grams (3) spring onions finely sliced
  • 100 grams (1 small) red capsicum diced
  • 100 grams (1 small) green capsicum diced
  • 200 grams (7 oz) Greek feta cheese crumbled or cut into cubes
  • 100 grams (½ medium) red onion thinly sliced or diced
  • 400 grams (14 oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh herbs like coriander, mint, basil, parsley

Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated or use ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Combine all the prepared salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl and pour over the salad dressing
  • To make the salad dressing; combine all the salad dressing ingredients into a medium sized screw top jar and shake well.

Notes

Do you need to peel the cucumbers?
That really depends of the type of cucumber you use. Some varieties of cucumbers will have a slightly bitter taste on the skin and would taste better peeled.
If you are using Telegraph (long cucumbers) or Lebanese cucumbers the skin and be left on.
Do you need to remove the seeds from cucumbers and tomatoes?
If you plan on eating the salad soon after making you don’t need to remove the seeds.
If you plan on making the salad several hours in advance, I would remove the seeds.
This is because, the seeds and their pulp contain a lot of moisture and when left to stand for several hours the salad will become very watery.
Removing the seeds is not going to entirely eliminate the liquid build up in the salad but it will reduce it significantly.
How to remove seeds from cucumbers and cut for the salad
To remove the seeds from cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape or scoop out the seeds.
After deseeding the cucumber, slice each piece again lengthwise then cut into small chunks.
How to cut and deseed the tomatoes
To deseed large tomatoes cut in half and use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp, then cut the tomato into a similar size as the cucumber chunks.
Note: If you are using small tomatoes like cherry or grape you don’t need to remove the seeds from these, just cut them in half and use.
How to cut and deseed the capsicum
Cut the capsicum in half from top to bottom, remove the seeds and trim away the white membrane inside. Cut the capsicum into long strips and then into smaller pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Tomato Cucumber Salad
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
241
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
22
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
436
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
433
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
1328
IU
27
%
Vitamin C
 
44
mg
53
%
Calcium
 
174
mg
17
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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