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Chilled Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad

July 21, 2013

I am usually not one for airplane food, but it’s been a while since I’ve traveled so far where we were served meals on a plane. On the way back from Iceland, Delta served lunch with a choice of a chicken salad or chicken, great variety no? I choose the chicken salad praying it wouldn’t be a mayo-laden typical chicken salad and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of veggies we were given, no mayo! It was basically a cucumber, tomato and feta salad with a grilled chicken breast on top. I was so impressed by this meal (it doesn’t take much to impress me) and it tasted good to eat some fresh crisp veggies (after eating nothing but sandwiches, hot dogs and yogurt in Iceland), I decided to recreate it at home for a simple summer side dish. I made a red wine vinaigrette and let the salad marinate in it for a few hours, it only gets better the next day and makes for delicious leftovers. I served this salad with some stuffed chicken breast. Simply butterfly a chicken breast, spread a tablespoon of pesto in the middle and top with a cheese of your choice (mozzarella is favorite). Lightly pan fry both sides until you get a nice brown color and finish it off in the oven.

Chilled Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 C feta cheese
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs dijon mustard
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 2-3 Tbs olive oil
  • Italian seasoning, salt and pepper


1. Chop up the cucumber and tomatoes and add in the feta cheese

2. Whisk together the red wine vinegar, minced garlic, dijon mustard and olive oil. Season with Italian seasonings, salt and pepper.

3. Combine the cucumber mixture with the dressing and enjoy.


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