I LOVE making this salad when cukes (cucumbers) and tomatoes are in season. Its a great way to use up some of your garden harvest. It is super fast and easy to make. I love to make this up as a side dish while the main course is in the oven or on the grill. Our favorite thing to eat with this salad is our Greek Chicken and a hummus plate.

Hummus platter with hummus, veggies, feta, Kalamata Olives, Tzatziki sauce.
Grilled Greek Chicken with Tzatziki sauce, hummus platter and salad.

Start by peeling, dicing, slicing and chopping the veggies. I do not peel the cucumbers completely. The skin adds nutrition and crunch.

Next add in the olive oil, lemon juice, seasonings, feta and olives. We prefer the Kalamata olives. You can use black olives if you prefer or leave them out.

Use a large spoon to scoop up from the bottom and gently toss and stir till it is all evenly combined.

Serve it up right away. The longer it sits the mushier the veggies get. It is not as good the next day.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

This “straight from the garden” side dish is great with any meal. With impactful Greek flavors, we especially love it with a hummus plate and our Greek grilled chicken.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek


  • 6-7 Tomatoes, preferably Romas chopped
  • 2 cups Cucumbers, about 2 cucumbers diced, see recipe for peeling suggestion
  • ¼-½ Red onion diced
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice, about ½ a lemon fresh squeezed is best
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives – optional or black olives
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt to taste
  • ½ tsp Black pepper to taste


  • Prep the tomatoes, onion and cucumbers. Add them to a medium sized salad bowl as they are ready.
  • **I do not peel the cucumber completely. I peel in strips, leaving a strip of peel on the cucumber between strips of peeled cucumber. The peel adds more nutrition and more of a crunch.
  • Mix the lemon juice into the olive oil. Pour over the cut-up veggies. Toss it all together with a large spoon till the veggies are evenly coated.
  • Add in the seasoning, salt and pepper, feta and olives. Stir all together till well combined.
  • Serve up right away. This salad does not keep well. It gets very soggy the longer it sits. It is not a great leftover.
Keyword cucumber salad, cucumbers, Greek, salad, side dish, tomatoes