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Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad

Whether enjoyed as a salad, side, or wrapped in pita, this Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad is one meze you don’t want to miss!

Whether enjoyed as a salad, side, or wrapped in pita, this Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad is one meze you don't want to miss!

First things, first. Go back and read Wednesday’s post on Turkish Black Eyed Pea Salad!

Okay, now that you’re up-to-date on my time in Istanbul, let’s talk about Ephesus and Kusadasi.

These ruins are old. Like, 10th century BCE old!

In one expansive site, you can see everything from 3,000 year old pottery to the beautiful Library of Celsus (above), circa 135 CE.

Ruins at Ephesus

This amphitheater is believed to be where St. Paul preached the Ephesians.

There’s some seriously cool stuff to see in the ruins at Ephesus, but I feel like it just doesn’t get any love.

Everyone goes to see the Acropolis of Athens, Petra of Jordan, the Colosseum of Rome, etc., etc.

I mean, this place was THE place to be back in the day. This is where the Temple of Artemis once stood, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

All that’s left now is this reconstructed column which identifies the site for passersby:

Temple of Artemis

If you ever have a chance to explore these ruins, TAKE IT! I’ve seen my share of ruins around the world, and this site was by far my favorite.

After a long day of exploring, head into the port town of Kusadasi and grab a table at one of the seaside restaurants. Order freshly caught fish and a spread of mezes.

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This Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad might just be on the menu!

Whether enjoyed as a salad, side, or wrapped in pita, this Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad is one meze you don't want to miss!

You can see more photos from my trip to Greece and Turkey right here!

Here’s the Recipe!

Whether enjoyed as a salad, side, or wrapped in pita, this Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad is one meze you don't want to miss!

Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad Recipe

Whether enjoyed as a salad, side, or wrapped in pita, this Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad is one meze you don't want to miss!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 261kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber - peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • 1 scallion - finely sliced
  • 1 large - ripe tomato, diced
  • 3 ounces Feta cheese - crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, scallion, tomato, and Feta.
  • Scatter the parsley leaves on top, sprinkle on the red pepper flakes, and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Toss well to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Turkish Cucumber, Feta, and Tomato Salad Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
261
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
38
mg
13
%
Sodium
 
401
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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