Ingredients for Making Greek Cucumber Salad
- Fresh cucumber 1 piece (large)
- Greek yogurt 1/4 cup
- Feta Cheese 30-50 grams
- Fresh dill 1 bunch
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Main ingredients: Cucumber, Cheese, Yogurt
- Serving 2 servings
Salad bowl, kitchen knife, cutting board, tablespoon, disposable paper towels.
Cooking Greek Cucumber Salad:
Step 1: Prepare the cucumbers.
First, rinse the cucumber and dry it with a disposable paper towel. Then cut the ends on both sides. I know that not everyone checks the cucumbers for taste, if you trust the purchased product, then please, otherwise it will not be superfluous to check if your vegetable is bitter. We felt bitterness, then boldly peel the skin from the cucumber and take out the seeds.
One way or another, the prepared cucumber will only be cut into small cubes.
Step 2: Prepare the dill greens.
Rinse dill greens with warm running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Then place it on a cutting board, cut and discard the thick stems, and crumble the remaining very finely.
Step 3: Prepare Feta Cheese.
Feta cheese just crumble with your hands.
Step 4: Mix the Greek Cucumber Salad.
In a small salad bowl, put the slices of cucumbers, and then sprinkle them with chopped dill and crumbs of feta cheese.
Add Greek yogurt to the salad (if you don’t find Greek, take natural without additives) and mix everything thoroughly. At the very end, add black ground pepper and salt to taste. However, I usually don’t add salt, since feta cheese itself is quite salty.
Greek cucumber salad is best served immediately after cooking, otherwise the vegetables will let in the juice and somewhat lose their taste, and the dish will become too watery.
Step 5: Serve Greek Cucumber Salad.
Greek cucumber salad can be a great and hearty breakfast, given that you also do not spend a lot of time cooking it. But I think that summer is just the time when light vegetable salads, like this, should be on the table during any meal, whether it's lunch or dinner. Firstly, because they are tasty, and secondly, because they consist only of natural and fresh ingredients, and we, unfortunately, can only afford such luxury in our northern latitudes only in the summer.
Enjoy your meal!
- Sometimes you can add a little garlic to a Greek cucumber salad, just like in zaziki.
- Dill greens in a Greek salad of cucumbers is not required. You may not put greens at all, or use parsley or peppermint.
- And, like zaziki, a Greek cucumber salad can be seasoned with a small amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add it to the dish one step earlier than yogurt
- To make the salad tastier, use chilled yogurt to season it.