Super Fresh Salad is a cold, crunchy, juicy mix of flavorful vegetables topped with a simple red wine and oregano vinaigrette. BudgetBytes.com
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Super Fresh Cucumber Salad

Super Fresh Cucumber Salad is a cold, crunchy, juicy mix of flavorful vegetables topped with a simple red wine and oregano vinaigrette.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: easy, No-Cook, Salad, Side Dish
Total Cost: $7.30 recipe / $1.22 serving
Servings: 6 1-1.25 cups per serving

Ingredients

RED WINE VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup olive oil $0.52
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar $0.20
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice $0.06
  • 1 tsp dried oregano $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02
  • Freshly cracked pepper $0.03

SALAD

  • 2 cucumbers $1.58
  • 4 Roma tomatoes (about 1 lb.) $2.08
  • 1/2 small red onion $0.38
  • 1 green bell pepper $0.98
  • 1/4 bunch parsley $0.23
  • 2 oz feta $1.12

Instructions

  • Prepare the vinaigrette first to let the flavors blend as you prepare the rest of the salad. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Set the dressing aside.
  • Peel the cucumbers if desired. Dice the cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Thinly slice the red onion*. Pull the parsley leaves from their stems, then give them a rough chop. Crumble the feta cheese.
  • Place the cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, parsley, and feta in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over top, and toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. This salad holds up well over a few days in the refrigerator. Be sure to stir briefly to redistribute the flavors before serving.

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Notes

*To take the harsh bite out of the red onion, be sure to slice them very thinly and soak them in a bowl of ice water for 5-10 minutes before draining and adding them to the salad.