Greek Cucumber Salad

Greek Cucumber Salad

When I was in college and studied abroad in Italy, I spent my last two weeks abroad sailing the Greek Isles with some of my closest friends there. Not sure how we worked out the logistics to get ourselves on a small sailboat to live and sail on, but it was one of the best times of my life.

You know what stands out the most? No, not the late nights under the stars sipping on Ouzo dancing together, but rather the food of Greece.

That’s me, young. Fresh, grilled feta. Peppers tomato and Greek salad in Athens, Greece.

It’s one of my favorite cuisines and I’m so glad I could locally taste the food.

This is a simple, tomato and cucumber Greek salad that is healthy (under 120 calories without the feta) but still reminiscent of Greece.

You will need:

  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (to stay on the healthier side or dairy free, go sans feta)

Method:

Mix the cucumbers, garbonzo beans, feta cheese, parsley, tomatoes in a bowl. Season with oil, lemon juice and oregano. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Delicious served cold for a snack or alongside your meal.