Our dietitians love cucumber noodles and salads, so combing these makes perfect sense to make this delicious Cucumber Noodle Greek Salad. Yes, this Greek salad is especially delicious when cucumbers are in season. You can make your own cucumber noodles and if you are in a hurry, then quite a few grocery stores have ready made zoodles (zucchini noodles) that you can easily substitute into this Cucumber Noodle Salad.

Did you know that our dietitians create, prepare and even photography these tasty recipes that are also nutritious.  We like to find interesting, easy recipes that fit into a variety of meal plans based on our client’s medical conditions.  We believe that healthy foods need to be tasty, otherwise, what is the point of eating.  We like to think about the pleasurable aspect of eating and encourage our clients to eat a variety of foods.

If you have never made homemade salad dressing, here is your chance to start.  Homemade dressing is so tasty and quite easy.

Cucumber Noodle Greek Salad

This Greek salad is a great way to use the delicious cucumber that is in season!
Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Meal prep, Party, Salad, Spring, Summer
Condition: Diabetes, Gluten Free, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Amaris Galik

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 oz feta cheese crumbled

Salad

  • 2 cucumber seedless/English
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 10 tomato cherry, halved
  • 1 jar artichokes marinated hearts, coarsely chopped and drained
  • 1/2 cup olives black or Kalamata olives cut in half
  • 3 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Greek dressing or homemade dressing

Instructions

Dressing

  • Mix lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and feta cheese in a small bowl and set aside.

Salad

  • Rinse off cucumbers.
  • Noodle-fy the cucumber by using a spiralizer, mandoline, julienne peeler, or a standard vegetable peeler (for wide noodles).
  • Take the cucumber noodles and spin in a salad spinner to remove excess water from the cucumbers. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the chopped onions, tomatoes, artichokes, and olives to the bowl of cucumbers and mix.
  • Mix in the feta, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour half of the dressing and toss. Save the rest of the dressing for individual use if desired. Enjoy right away or store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g

Let us know what you think of this cucumber salad recipe in the comments below.

If you are looking for more zoodle recipes you have come to the right spot.  These recipes use zucchini noodles:

Ginger chicken zoodles

Sesame ginger tofu zoodles

Teriyaki Zoodles

We also have a variety of mason jar salad recipes that are very popular for meal prep.  Take a look at these tasty, colorful salads that you can make ahead and store in mason jars.

Mason Jar Salads

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor of Cooking with Food Sensitivities Survival Guide and Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.