Greek Salad with Cucumber, Tomato & Feta (Healthy Recipe)

Say goodbye to boring salads and dig into this Greek Salad with loads of fresh cucumber, tomatoes, and feta cheese, all united with a fresh and simple dressing!

by | May 10, 2023

About this Greek Salad Recipe

When you need a bountiful salad to go with your meal, make this Greek Salad for a healthy side dish everyone will want to eat. You could even make it as a main dish for a light lunch or dinner, flanked with some soup for good measure.

What I love about this salad is that it’s crunchy, full of flavor, colorful, and refreshing. How many times have you grown tired of eating salad because it seems like the same old thing over and over?

If you’re trying to find a way to get in more nutrition with your meals or add a healthy side to your summer barbecue, this salad is the one you’ll come back to every time!

Ingredients for simple Greek Salad

It’s very easy to make this refreshing Greek Salad any time. Here’s what you’ll need!
  • English Cucumber: This type of cucumber has less seeds, making it an excellent choice for your salad.

  • Tomatoes: Ripe tomatoes are a treat in salads. Go with vine-ripened or roma for the best results.

  • Bell Pepper: Choose any color and you’ll get that beautiful flavor and visually-appealing appearance.

  • Red Onion: Onions in salad bring a contrast of flavor to the other veggies, and red onions offer keep this salad colorful.

  • Feta Cheese: Now for something slightly indulgent but still good for you. Feta cheese adds creamy notes throughout the salad.

  • Black Olives: These are optional, but they do make it more Greek.

  • Oregano: I add this to the salad itself before the dressing so it clings to the cheese. 

  • Dressing: I make my simple salad dressing with canola oil though you can choose olive oil if you prefer. I mix it with fresh lemon juice rather than vinegar, along with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

How To Make this Recipe

In just 15 minutes, you can have this salad on the side of any meal. While everything else cooks, here’s how to make it!

Step 1: You’ll start by cutting up the vegetables into large chunks, then you’ll put them all into a large salad bowl. Crumble the feta cheese on top, then sprinkle the oregano on so it sticks to the cheese. If you’re using the olives, add them next. Step 2: Then you’ll make the dressing by squeezing the juice out of half a lemon and then mixing it with your oil, salt, and black pepper. Pour this over the salad and gently mix it all together before serving.
Greek Salad with Cucumber, Tomato & Feta

Greek Salad with Cucumber, Tomato & Feta

Say goodbye to boring salads and dig into this Greek Salad with loads of fresh cucumber, tomatoes, and feta cheese, all united with a fresh and simple dressing!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1/2 fresh long English cucumber
  • 2 - 3 (250 g) tomatoes - slicing or roma varieties
  • 1 bell pepper - any color
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 oz (175 g) feta cheese - crumbled
  • Black olives - optional


  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil - canola or olive oil is best
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice - about ½ a lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Cut the vegetables into large chunks. Halve the cucumber lengthwise and slice it into broad pieces. Halve the tomatoes, remove the stems, quarter them, and cut into large cubes. Remove the core of the bell pepper and cut it into large cubes. Peel the red onion, halve it, and cut it into half rings.
  • Place the vegetables in a large salad bowl, add the crumbled feta on top, and sprinkle with dried oregano so that it sticks to the cheese. Add the black olives, if using.
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lemon, and mix 2 tablespoons of it with the oil, salt, and black pepper to make a dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, gently mixing everything together, and serve.
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Hey there! I’m Sina, an enthusiastic food blogger who loves creating quick and easy recipes. Since 2015, I’ve been sharing my recipes on my German food blog CUISINI, which has grown to become one of the largest food blogs in Germany. I’ve now decided it’s time to share my recipes with the whole world, so here I am! Read more

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