Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

This is essentially a Greek salad without lettuce, though you can certainly add greens if you have some on hand.

| July/August 2020

Photo by Andrea Chesman

Yields 4 servings.


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano or mint leaves
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8 cups quartered and sliced cucumbers
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, oil, lemon juice, oregano, olives, and cheese. Set aside at room temperature, and allow mixture to marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  2. Just before serving, add the cucumbers to a salad bowl. Add the marinated tomato mixture, and gently toss to combine. Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately.

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Andrea Chesman has written more than 20 cookbooks. She gives cooking demonstrations at events across the United States.

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