Fresh tomatoes combine with cucumber, fresh basil, and feta for a simple and refreshing salad full of flavor!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 88.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
I posted a review of this recipe yesterday and want to add a couple notes. Since I make a large bowl of this for a crowd, I really don't measure...just do it to taste. But I do use a 4 oz container of the Feta. Also I use red onion sliced, for more color and to sweeten it just a little, add some honey to the Balsamic, to taste.I also slice the cucumbers instead of chopping. If this salad is made in advance, I put the olive oil in last after marinating all the other ingredients in the fridge Read More
(594)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2005
Greek salad with basil basically as i used red onions instead of green. the basil over powers the taste though so i think i will stick with the "good for you greek salad" instead. Read More
(28)
311 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 223
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
I posted a review of this recipe yesterday and want to add a couple notes. Since I make a large bowl of this for a crowd, I really don't measure...just do it to taste. But I do use a 4 oz container of the Feta. Also I use red onion sliced, for more color and to sweeten it just a little, add some honey to the Balsamic, to taste.I also slice the cucumbers instead of chopping. If this salad is made in advance, I put the olive oil in last after marinating all the other ingredients in the fridge Read More
(594)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
Fantanstic Recipe!! I tripled the recipe to feed about 15 people. The only change I made was to use purple onion in place of the green onions. I think its prettier and the onions tend to be sweeter after marinading in the vinegar and oil. I also made this one day before serving BUT did NOT add the feta until just prior to serving. This allowed the salad to marinate and take on that wonderful balsamic taste!! It was awesome and everyone loved it!! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
Excellent! Instead of romas I used tomatoes from the garden which I seeded and I used blue cheese instead of feta. Also used coarsely chopped red onion instead of green onions. The substitutions I made I'm sure were incidental to the final yum of the salad. It's the perfect combination of balsamic olive oil and fresh basil that makes this an outstanding salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
This could easily become a summertime habit! Roma tomatoes have been particularly red and ripe lately in our groceries, and with a plentiful supply of basil in my garden I could eat this healthy, light, flavorful salad every day. I didn't peel the cucumbers, but to prevent excess liquid as the salad sat I seeded both the cucumbers and the tomatoes. I think with the extra green of the cucumber peel, and getting rid of that not particularly attractive "guts," that it made this salad especially pretty. The green onion provided just the slightest bit of bite, but not as much as regular onion would, which I appreciated. This really is a a more delicately flavored salad. In keeping with that, I used fresh lemon juice rather than balsamic vinegar, which I prefer when I want a lighter dressing. At the last minute I tossed in some chopped ripe avocado when I remembered I had one and it really added so much creamy contrast in texture. I loved it. And I loved this salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
Delicious! Very good and very refreshing! I love the combination of tomato basil and feta. I used cherry tomatoes that I cut in half lenghtwise and replaced the green onions with red. I aso added a little bit of oregano for a little extra touch of herbs. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2005
Wonderfully refreshing! I was lucky to get one small serving- I added some black olives for color and fun. Will make all summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2008
A great way to use my garden veggies and herbs! I used sweet baby cherry tomatoes instead of romas. I also removed the seeds from the cucumber sprinkled the two halves with salt and turned upside down to drain for a few minutes before slicing. A nice summer salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2005
Greek salad with basil basically as i used red onions instead of green. the basil over powers the taste though so i think i will stick with the "good for you greek salad" instead. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2005
Excelent as published. I will triple this next time. Its healthy and satisfying. I will prepare this frequently.Lal667 Read More
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