It’s really important to me that half of the food we eat in any given day is vegetables and fruit, so delicious salads really come in handy! This Cucumber Dill Salad with Feta and Pomegranate is a super simple cucumber salad recipe that can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes!
Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe
Last year, I grabbed some fresh dill from the grocery store on a whim and used it to whip up this simple Dill Potato Salad recipe, unsure if Ella would like it or not.
She went bonkers for it! The girl ended up eating her scoop of the potato salad and then pulled the serving bowl over to her spot and proceeded to eat directly out of it!
Not only does dill taste delicious, it’s also a great source of vitamin C and folate. Personally, I just like that it adds a fun punch of flavor to help me mix it up when it comes to our salads. (It also tastes great on salmon if you’re trying to eat more fish, too.)
Sometimes I get bored of making our salads with leafy greens, so making a crunchy cucumber salad with lots of mix-ins is perfect. We get lots of healthy vegetables and feel full and satisfied afterwards. (Which isn’t always the case after a salad.)
This cucumber dill salad is great for a light lunch or a delicious vegetable side dish. I made a big batch on the weekend and served it up as a side dish for lunch and supper on both days. The fun combination of flavors keeps things interesting so we weren’t bored of it after 4 meals.
This cucumber feta salad salad keeps in the fridge for about 3 days without any loss in flavor or quality. After that, the cucumbers start to change in texture due to the water loss and I don’t enjoy it as much.
While I used fresh dill, I know it can get a bit pricey using fresh herbs in recipes. If you need to use dried dill, swap out the 3 Tablespoons of fresh dill for 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried dill, to taste. (However, make sure those dried herbs are less than a year old.)
The trickiest part of this recipe is deseeding your pomegranate. While there are lots of tricks out there, my favorite method is to cut or tear the pomegranate in half and then place the cut half against your spread out fingers. Hold your hand over a large bowl and whack the back of the pomegranate with a large spoon. The pomegranate seeds should easily pop out of the pomegranate and into the bowl. I do one or two pomegranates at a time and then use them over the course of the week. (You can also buy fresh or frozen pomegranate seeds at your grocery store.)
Cucumber Feta Salad Ingredients
1 cucumber, diced
3 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup feta, crumbled
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Pepper, to taste, optional
Tip: if you need to substitute dried dill, use 2-3 teaspoons, not Tablespoons.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
How to Make a Cucumber Salad with Dill and Feta
Wash and chop cucumber and place in a medium-sized bowl.
Sprinkle in the dill and toss to disperse.
Pour in olive oil and toss to coat.
Sprinkle in feta and pomegranate seeds. Add pepper, to taste, if desired.
Give a final toss before serving.
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- 1 cucumber, diced
- 3 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- Pepper, to taste, optional
- Wash and chop cucumber and place in a medium-sized bowl.
- Sprinkle in the dill and toss to disperse.
- Pour in olive oil and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle in feta and pomegranate seeds. Add pepper, to taste, if desired.
- Give a final toss before serving.
This cucumber dill salad is a favorite in my house and I hope your family loves it, too!