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Cucumber, Tomato Olive and Caper Salad

A quick side salad using five of the most common ingredients in Mediterranean cooking. Cucumber, tomato, olives, capers and lemons are almost always available in the pantry, making this an easy side to toss together at moments notice, but still pack a ton of flavor into your side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Caper, Cucumber, Lemon, Olive, Tomato
Servings: 4
Cost: $5
Ingredients
  • 1 Hothouse Cucumber Peeled, cut into medium chunks
  • 1-2 Tomatoes Cut into medium chunks
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives Halved
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • 1 lemon zest a small amount (about 1/4 tsp) and set aside
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • pinch dried oregano or other dried herb

Instructions

  • Add cucumber, tomato, olives, and capers to a medium bowl and toss to combine
  • Add the reserved lemon zest
  • Juice the lemon and combine about 1 tbsp of juice with the olive oil in a small mason jar
  • Add honey, salt, pepper and oregano to the mason jar and secure the lid
  • Shake vigorously to combine dressing
  • Add dressing to taste to the cucumber, tomato olive, and caper salad

Notes

This recipe is the ultimate 'about like that' recipe.  Use as much or as little of any ingredient as you would like.  Feel free to toss in some chopped chives, slivered almonds, or a handful of chickpeas.  Enjoy!