Cucumber Tomato Feta & Olive Salad

This Cucumber Tomato Feta & Olive Salad is bright and bursting with flavor from cucumbers and Garlic Basil Cherry tomatoes, to feta cheese and my favorite, kalamata olives, marinated in a Homemade Honey Dill Vinaigrette.  It’s one of those salads you crave as the weather starts to warm up, especially if you’re tired of leafy salads that just don’t seem to fill you up.  It makes for a beautiful and tasty lunch, but it also makes a great dinner when topped with a piece of grilled chicken.

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cucumber tomato feta olive salad

Leftovers, if you have any, will stay good in the fridge for several days.  I’m planning to make a big batch to keep in the fridge to eat all week. 

oh, and this would make a GREAT dish to take to a summer BBQ or picnic! Much more fun and flavorful than potato salad or coleslaw.  This Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive salad would surely steal the show!

 

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Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Bright and bursting with flavor this salad makes for a beautiful and tasty lunch, but it also makes a great dinner when topped with a piece of grilled chicken

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives and cucumber. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle Honey Dill Vinaigrette on top. (Best if you let sit at least an hour in refrigerator before serving.)
  2. Add feta cheese and serve over a bed of greens.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

should keep for several days in the refrigerator with out the salad greens. Eat plain, or over salad greens

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