- 2 large cucumbers, diced
- 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the vegetables:
Wash the cucumbers and tomatoes thoroughly under cold water.
Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Dice the cucumbers and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.
Thinly slice the red onion. Pit and halve the Kalamata olives. Chop the fresh parsley.
Combine vegetables and olives:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced red onion, and halved Kalamata olives.
Add feta cheese and parsley:
Gently toss the crumbled feta cheese and chopped parsley with the vegetables in the mixing bowl.
Prepare the dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper until well combined.
Dress the salad:
Pour the dressing over the cucumber, tomato, and olive mixture in the large bowl.
Toss everything together until the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
Taste the salad and adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed, according to your preference.
Chill and serve:
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the salad to a serving dish.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve chilled as a refreshing side dish or as a light meal on its own.
Before serving, you can garnish the salad with additional crumbled feta cheese and fresh parsley for extra flavor and presentation.
Enjoy your refreshing and delicious Mediterranean Cucumber Tomato Salad!