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Cucumber Feta Salad

Cucumber Feta Salad

We have been keeping our meals light and simple this week. Last night, Josh asked if we could have a cucumber feta salad for dinner. I loved the idea and immediately headed to the kitchen to get started. We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel, but our kitchen is not completely destroyed yet:)

I sliced an English cucumber, red onion, and chopped up fresh dill. I added a splash of white vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt. I stirred the ingredients together and we were ready to eat. I love easy salads like this one. Josh made vegetable hummus sandwiches to go with the salad. We had a fresh, summer meal in a matter of minutes.

The cucumbers are crisp, crunchy, and refreshing. The dill, red onion, and creamy feta cheese make this salad pop with flavor and color. This cucumber feta salad is the perfect side dish for any summer meal. Go grab a cucumber from your garden and make it today.

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Cucumber Feta Salad

Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 English cucumber, sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup feta cheese

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, combine the cucumber slices, red onion slices, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.

2. Add in chopped dill and feta cheese. Stir again.

3. Serve salad chilled.

If you like this cucumber feta salad, you might also like:

Strawberry Balsamic Salad with Basil and Feta from Two Peas and Their Pod
Easy Spinach Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Sweet Corn Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Cherry Tomato Cucumber Salad from Simply Recipes

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54 Responses to “Cucumber Feta Salad”

  1. 1
    Amanda — July 15, 2010 @ 4:35 am

    I love red onion in salad, it’s the bomb! Cucumbers are one of my all time favorites too, looks simple and delish!

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    Lori — July 15, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    Simple, fresh flavors and gorgeous presentation. It doesn’t get much better! I hope the remodel is going well!

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    Erica — July 15, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    My mom makes something similar, but adds tomatoes. It is one of my most favorite summer salads. Light, delicious. Yum Yum.

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    Pamela — July 15, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    That is a lovely looking salad, Maria!

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    Bonnie — July 15, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    I have a container of cukes sitting in some rice wine vinegar in the fridge as we speak. Love the simplicity of this salad with the feta and red onions.

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    kat — July 15, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    A great easy salad for a hot night

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — July 15, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    Sounds like the perfect summer meal!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — July 15, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    This looks beautiful and perfect for summer!

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    jeswel — July 15, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Wow, I did something so similar yesterday for lunch. I used cukes, tomato, balsamic vinegar, feta, sea salt, cracked black pepper. I’m going to have to try this now too.

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    Cheryl O'Pry — July 15, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    That looks so good! I’m going to have to try this one and the Strawberry Balsamic one!!

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    Winnie — July 15, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    This is just so beautiful!

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    sippitysup — July 15, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Consider this lunch! I have all the ingredients, it’s hot out and this is simple enough for me to make on this steamy afternoon. GREG

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    DessertForTwo — July 15, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Now I have a way to use the 12 cucumbers I pulled from the garden last night. Thanks!

    • twopeas replied: — July 17th, 2010 @ 4:35 am

      12 cucumbers, lucky!

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    Joanne — July 15, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    You guys have inspired me with all of your salads lately! I’ve been eating them up a storm. Now I MUST have a vegetable hummus sandwich for dinner…bad influences you are :P

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — July 15, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    This looks so refreshing! I haven’t made anything with dill in a while. Definitely going to give this a try soon. My neighbor is growing cucumbers.

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    Eliana — July 15, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    Love it when something so simple tastes so great. This is proof that good eats don’t have to be stuffy.

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    Alison — July 15, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    okay I’m off to buy feta. My kids love these combinations that you have been posting-all of their favorite ingredients!

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    Barbara @moderncomfortfood — July 15, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    Either of the words “cucumber” or “feta” would have definitely caught my attention. But both together? I’m totally smitten with this recipe. What a great combination of flavors for a simple, easy, and refreshing summer salad.

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    Melanie — July 15, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    What a refreshingly light salad! I’m always impressed by your healthful creations.

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    Tamara — July 15, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    So nice but you gotta appreciate a man who ASKS for a cucumber salad for dinner, my man would not ever eat this if it doesnt have some sort of meat but great side dish

    • twopeas replied: — July 17th, 2010 @ 4:34 am

      I am lucky Josh loves vegetables:)

  21. 21
    Dee — July 15, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    That looks really good! I will be making this for lunch! Just what I need on these hot summer days!

  22. 22
    HoneyB — July 15, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    I love meals like this. Simple, fresh, and delicious!

  23. 23
    Pam — July 15, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    I love this type of salad. Light and simple meals are the way to go in this hot weather.

  24. 24
    Jenny Flake — July 16, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    So pretty and simple! Love these kinds of recipes!!

  25. 25
    Mary — July 16, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    This looks wonderfully cool and refreshing, Maria. I hope the day treats you well. Blessings…Mary

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    Tracy — July 16, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    A perfect summer meal! Yum!

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    Kaitlin — July 16, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    Feta? That’s genius! I’ve been making something this without feta forever and I never thought about what a perfect fit it would be to include it. Thanks!

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    Blond Duck — July 16, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I love feta!

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    Aggie — July 16, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    PERFECT! I love salads like this, and that veggie hummus sandwich sounds great. I may replicate this exact dinner tomorrow night!

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    Kerstin — July 18, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    What a refreshing salad that is so perfect for summer!

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    Mei Teng — July 18, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    Lovely salad. The second photo is excellent.

  32. 32

    Cucumber, red onion and feta is one of my favorite combinations! I love getting this type of salad at a middle eastern restaurant we order gyros from. Delicious!

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    NancyC — July 19, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    This looks great! I need to try it!

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    K — July 19, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

    Eating this right now! So good! I added some of my own touches. Rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, baby cucumbers, and oregano feta. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 19, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    This is such a light, pretty salad. It just goes to show that you don’t need to spend hours to make a healthy, tasty dish.

  36. 36
    Melissa — July 19, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    I love that you’ve posted light, healthy & fast recipes!

    I just wish our cucumber plants hadn’t been eaten by a pack of snails. Boo. To the store I go!

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    Caroline Wright — July 30, 2010 @ 4:04 am

    Thanks for the shout-out! I this cucumber feta salad– the combination of all of the things I want to eat for a refreshing summer meal. I’m so happy you came over to introduce yourself– your blog is lovely and I look forward to checking it out!

    Happy Summer Fest! My contribution is a Marinated Summer Squash Salad and a Cucumber, Lemon and Poppy Seed Salad:

    http://www.thewrightrecipes.com/savory/cucumber-salad-with-lemons-and-poppy-seeds

    http://www.thewrightrecipes.com/savory/summer-fest-2010-cukesnzukes

  40. 38

    This is a great summer veggie salad. Any time you put feta crumbles on my veggies I am bound to be pleased! xo

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