Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Light, refreshing, and ever so simple to prepare, this salad makes a great appetizer for outdoor parties or can be served up as delicious lunch on its own.

You will need:

Salad:

  • 1 pound cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 pound mixed color cherry tomatoes (halved if desired)
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives (pitted and halved if desired)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Whisk or blend together all the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients (except for the parsley) in a large bowl and pour over the dressing, mixing together well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours prior to serving to chill and remove from the fridge at least 15 minutes prior to serving.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with a slotted spoon to drain off any extra dressing.
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