This Simple Greek Salad comes together in under five minutes. By using a few key flavors you can whip up a restaurant quality side in no time.
When I went to our favorite local Greek restaurant and ordered this salad I was surprised to find it was lettuce free. Traditional Greek salad has romaine lettuce. Instead, it was just full of all the good stuff. Tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Greek food is one of my cravings. My maternal grandfather was 100% Greek and spent many years as a chef. I miss eating his special dishes on holidays and especially around Easter. Every year we would go to my Great Aunt Alice’s home for Greek Easter and the food was just as good as the company. She lived a few blocks from the ocean and the salty air mixed with the scent of roasted lamb and potatoes was irresistible.
Another reason I wanted to make this salad is because of my dear friend, Marisa, who gave me this beautiful bottle of extra virgin olive oil for my birthday. I was waiting for something special to use it for. It is very good, high quality, olive oil and I’m planning to use it in dishes that allow the flavor to shine through.
The tomatoes are buried under that glistening layer of feta and dill. I love the scent of dill and can’t wait to plant some in my vegetable garden.
A quick toss and it’s ready to serve. If you want to add a little romaine and some kalamata olives go for it. I kept it simple this time.
Simple Greek Tomato & Cucumber Salad – Low Carb, Grain/Gluten Free, THM S
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1-pint grape tomatoes, halved
4 oz feta cheese, cubed
2 tbsp fresh dill
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil. Toss lightly to combine.
- 2 cucumbers peeled and chopped
- 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
- 4 oz feta cheese cubed
- 2 tbsp fresh dill
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil. Toss lightly to combine.