Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta

Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta

It has been extremely hot in my house lately so I’ve been reluctant to turn anything on in the kitchen.  I generally don’t care for salads because it leaves me hungry most of the time.  But because of the weather, I made an exception.  I paired this salad with a slice of Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake (recipe to come soon) and it was the perfect light meal for us.  The cucumber and tomatoes combined tasted so refreshing that I’m beginning to have second thoughts about salads.  Have stellar Tuesday!

Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta

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Ingredients:

  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 vine tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • crumbled feta cheese to sprinkle on top
  • freshly cracked pepper

Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta

Preparation:

In a medium bowl add cucumber, tomatoes, chopped shallots, parsley and dill.  Drizzle balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil on top.  Then season with salt.  Toss salad and sprinkle feta cheese and cracked pepper before serving.

Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta
 

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46 thoughts on “Tomato Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta

  1. Oh I like how the colours in the salad just pop!
    The cake sounds a little like a savoury cake with olives and goats cheese that I made a while ago (but haven’t got round to posting yet), look forward to that recipe too!

  2. We usually don’t do salads for dinner but with the weather lately I’ve been craving them. Especially ones with tomatoes and cucumbers – so refreshing! This sounds fantastic! I love that there’s dill in here too – I need to use it more often.

  3. At first I thought this salad might have a lot of acid in it – I didn’t know what the dressing was made out of. But the first taste was heaven. It has a lot of flavor, but nothing overpowers the natural flavors of the cucumbers or tomatoes. It all just came together quite nicely.

  4. Anne – would you believe, I never, ever ate salad as a kid and in parts of my adult life. But I’m a convert now and would totally welcome this as part of my dinner. That ham, cheese, and olive cake doesn’t sound too shabby, either! ; )

    • I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads either. And I generally preferred cooked veggies over raw ones. So I believe it. ;) My husband loves salad so I mostly make it for him. Thanks for commenting today Monica. Have a great day! :)

  5. Like you, very often I find salads to be lacking. When Summer is at its most brutal, however, I don’t mind them at all, Your salad here, for example, with its bright colors and fresh flavors, would make a perfect meal on those days when use of a stove is out of the question.Looking forward to your recipe for the Savory Ham Cheese and Olive Cake.

  6. I love salads like this! They are so delicious, fresh and healthy! An all around winner. Pinned! Hope you have a great week, Anne! :) My weekend will be here early. I am taking Friday off because my mom is coming to visit for the weekend!

    • Thank you so much Julie! :) I love long weekends too. My husband will be taking Thursday and Friday off so we will be checking out several new restaurants. Have a great time with your Mom and enjoy your long weekend! :) xo

  7. I make a really similar salad often, but usually with goat cheese. Feta would be wonderful – I need to try that. I sometimes substitute basil or thyme for dill, too, but we have so much dill growing it tends to find its way into everything! Good stuff – thanks.

  8. Hi Anne, I’m happy to nominate you for the Liebster Award for your blog. For that you need to follow some procedures…they are given in the link below

    http://ambassadorstable.blogspot.com/2013/08/sharing-joy-my-first-award.html

    Please answer the last 11 questions asked by me, nominate 11 other new bloggers. ask them 11 questions of your choice and do post all this in your blog…for example the way it’s posted in my blog… Glad to nominate you :-) Have a great day!

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