Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

I love Greek salad.

Like really, truly love it.

If it’s on the menu, it’s safe to say I’m ordering it.

I’ve made several Greek salads before on the blog.  This time, I used my spiralizer (in a new way) to put a spin on the classic Greek salad.  I used the chipper blade (for the first time) to make thick cucumber noodles.  The noodles reminded me of buccatini (without the opening, of course) or spaghettoni.  It was the perfect thickness for this salad.

I packed the salad with all my Greek favorites: kalamata olives, tomatoes, oregano, and feta.  I dressed the salad in a simple lemon vinaigrette, which added the perfect amount of acidity.  It was really scrumptious.

Just a quick side note: if you have any leftovers (which I highly doubt you will!) you’ll want to eat them within a day.  The water from the cucumber will make everything pretty soggy otherwise.  You could also not dress the entire salad at once.  Instead, just add the dressing to each serving as you eat it, storing the salad with paper towels to help absorb the excess moisture.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

Start with the cucumber noodles…

  • Spiralize 2 English cucumbers through the chipper blade.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Press the cucumber noodles in between 2 paper towels to absorb excess water.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Place the cucumber noodles in a large bowl.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Chop up 1 green bell pepper.
  • Halve 15 cherry tomatoes and 15 kalamata olives.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Add the veggies to the bowl.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Sprinkle in ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Mince up ½ of a red onion.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Add the onion to the bowl.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Toss to combine all ingredients.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Mince up some fresh oregano.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Add the oregano to the salad.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Squeeze in the juice from ½ of a lemon.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Add 1 tablespoon of EVOO.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Season with some ground black pepper.

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

  • Give everything one last toss.

Enjoy!

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad

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Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 English cucumbers, spiralized through the chipper blade
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 15 kalamata olives, halved
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ of a red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
  • juice from ½ of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions
  1. Gently press the cucumber noodles between two paper towels to absorb excess water.
  2. Combine the cucumber, pepper, olives, tomatoes, red onion, feta, and oregano in a large bowl.
  3. Toss to combine.
  4. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon.
  5. Add the olive oil.
  6. Season with the black pepper.
  7. Toss one last time before serving.

 

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