facebook pinterest twitter google instagram rss

Quick & Easy Greek Style Cucumber Salad Recipe

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means I earn a small commission on your purchase. Learn more here.

Made with oregano instead of dill, this quick and easy Greek style cucumber salad recipe is a delicious variation of a classic cucumber salad. It’s my favorite way to use up fresh cucumbers straight from the garden.

cucumber salad recipe pin

Greek Style Quick & Easy Cucumber Salad

 

Cucumber salad is one of my favorite salads. Often served in small portions along side other types of salad in German restaurants, most cucumber salad recipes call for fresh dill. 

Since I love fresh oregano, though, I’m excited to share this variation of a traditional German cucumber salad that’s bursting with Greek flavors. It’s fresh, tasty, quick to prepare, and my favorite way to make sure not a single cucumber goes to waste.

ingredients for cucumber salad recipe (1)

What type of cucumbers should I use?

I use any cucumbers that are growing in my garden – most often they are pickling cucumbers that I missed so they grew too big. Big cucumbers don’t make great pickles, but they do make delicious cucumber salad.

If they’re so big that they won’t fit through my food processor, I slice them lengthwise in fourths and remove seeds if the seeds are too big.

If you have to buy cucumbers for this recipe, choose the long, thin European cucumber. They’re very tasty and great in this salad recipe.

sliced cucumbers in food processor

How thick should I slice the cucumbers?

Slice these cucumbers as thin as possible. In Germany, the cucumbers are sliced almost paper thin. I find it easiest to use my food processor to slice the cucumbers. A mandoline slicer with an adjustable blade also works very well.

dressing

Can I use dry oregano instead of fresh in this cucumber salad?

You can certainly use dried oregano instead of fresh in this salad, but if at all possible, I would recommend using fresh! Even if you don’t garden, keeping a couple fresh herb plants on your window sill, can really up your cooking game!

Does the feta cheese matter?

You can leave out the feta cheese if you want, but I think it adds the most delicious flavor to this salad. My all time favorite feta cheese is 4-pound bucket made by Odyessy that I can only get at Azure Standard. Seriously, if you are a feta fan like I am – you have to try this variety. Because it’s stored in brine, it really lasts a long time so don’t let the 4-pound quantity scare you away. 

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced as thin as possible
  • 1 small onion, diced or sliced into rings
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon REAL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Combine cucumbers and onions in a large bowl.
  2. Combine apple cider vinegar, fresh oregano, sugar, salt and pepper, in small bowl and whisk until well combined. Note: the sugar will not completely dissolve this way. If you would like the sugar to dissolve completely, heat the ACV to a low boil and stir in the sugar until dissolved.
  3. Pour dressing over cucumbers and toss to combine. Cover the salad and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but up to 3 hours ahead for the flavors to really meld.
  4. Before serving, add the feta cheese and toss one more time.
  5. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe for Cucumber Salad

Yield: 8 servings

Quick & Easy Greek Style Cucumber Salad Recipe

Quick and easy Greek Style Cucumber Salad featuring fresh cucumbers, fresh oregano, feta cheese and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced as thin as possible, or one large European Cucumber
  • 1 small onion, diced or sliced into rings
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

    Combine cucumbers and onions in a large bowl.

    Combine apple cider vinegar, fresh oregano, sugar, salt and pepper, in small bowl and whisk until well combined.

    Pour dressing over cucumbers and toss to combine. Cover the salad and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but up to 3 hours ahead for the flavors to really meld.

    Before serving, add the feta cheese and toss one more time.

    Enjoy!

Notes

If you want the sugar to completely dissolve, you will need to heat the vinegar and whisk the sugar until it's dissolved.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

Nutritional data is not always correct.

More Salad Recipes:

Wilted Lettuce with Hot Bacon Dressing

BLT Pasta Salad with Homemade Ranch

Mediterranean Tomato Salad

Salad Nicoise Paris Style

SimplifyLiveLove is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
blank

About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *