Warm weather and sunshine calls for cool, refreshing and hydrating recipes like our low carb Cucumber Feta Salad. This simple side features crunchy cucumbers and creamy feta cheese, all tossed in a homemade Greek-inspired vinaigrette. Serve it up with burgers, grilled meats or salmon for the perfect spring or summer veggie side dish.
Cucumber is the ultimate warm weather vegetable. According to Medical News Today, they “consist mostly of water,” while also being rich in essential electrolytes. This makes them perfect for staying hydrated in the heat. Learn more about the importance of electrolytes and dig into this nutritious summer salad to cool down on those hot days.
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To make this low-carb salad recipe, get started by preparing your simple, homemade dressing. Grab a large bowl and whisk together one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a quarter teaspoon each of garlic powder and dried oregano. Add salt and pepper to the dressing according to your taste preference. Add one large, thinly sliced seedless cucumber and four ounces of feta cheese cut up into half-inch cubes. Toss the salad gently to coat the ingredients in the dressing before serving.
Palm Pro Tip: Feel free to switch up the ingredients in your salad dressing! You can swap in apple cider vinegar or a different type of oil, such as avocado oil, hemp seed oil or flax seed oil. Better yet, do a combination of the three! You can even use different herbs and spices for some variety. Utilize whatever you have on hand throughout the summer to make this recipe your own healthy creation!
One serving of this Cucumber Feta Salad contains 117 calories and three grams of net carbs.
Looking for more salad recipes for your summer menu? Enjoy these other low-carb salad ideas:
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- Pan-Seared Tuna Salad >
- Chicken Salad with Avocado >
- Grilled Chicken Salad >
- Cucumber Salmon Salad Bites >
- 2-Step Super Salad >
- Classic Lobster Salad >
- Eggless Caesar Salad >
Fun Fact: Cucumbers make a great low carb pasta swap and are on our list of summer veggies for a flatter belly! Click here to find out our other flat tummy seasonal picks. >
For even more recipes like this one, check out the book The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet written by the creator of the South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston, M.D.
- 1 Healthy Fat
- 0.5 Vegetables
- 1 large seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
- 4 oz. feta cheese, diced into ½ inch cubes
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add the cucumber and feta cheese. Toss gently to coat in the dressing.