Swirly Cucumber Greek Salad

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If you’ve ever been to Greece, then you know how fresh, light, and more importantly, simple their traditional Greek salad is.

There’s no lettuce and no fancy or heavy dressings—just the classic combination of cucumber, tomato, and onions topped with feta cheese, oregano, and olive oil.

This spiralized twist on the famous Greek salad uses thick cucumber noodles, but it keeps the same elements that make their popular salad so great.

If you want this salad to turn into a complete meal, try adding some grilled chicken or white fish for a balanced lunch or dinner.

Serves 2 or 3

Ingredients for Swirly Cucumber Greek Salad:

  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 14 cherry tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 medium onion (white or red)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces feta cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions for Swirly Cucumber Greek Salad:

  1. Cut your cucumber in half and slice off the ends. Using the straight blade, spiralize your cucumber and place in between two paper towels, soaking up the excess moisture. Place into a large bowl.
  2. Chop cherry tomatoes into halves or fourths, depending on how big the tomato is. Finely dice onion. Add to bowl with cucumber along with olive oil and vinegar. Toss until mixture is evenly coated. Top with feta cheese, either by slicing into cubes or crumbling with your fingers.
  3. Finish off salad with lemon juice, oregano, and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Blotting Cucumber Noodles

Whenever you spiralize cucumber, it’s important to press the noodles between two paper towels to take out moisture. Otherwise, when combined with sauce or dressing, they’ll become too fragile and watery.

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