Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

I’m trying to give the people what they want and it seems that you all are loving the easy pasta salads! That’s best for me, because it takes the guesswork out of recipe creation and fills my fridge with refreshing salads that I snack on all week.

Plus, it’s scary that there really is less than a month left of official summer. Blagh. I still haven’t been to a Yankees game or gone down the shore!!

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Who knew that crunchy cucumbers and scallions would go so well together with cilantro, tangy lime and salty feta. Well, now we know and I’m so happy to share this one with you.

Every week, I buy scallions at the farmer’s market. Every week, I think I’m going to make my ginger scallion egg drop soup (I’ve been really craving it for a while.) For whatever reason, I never get around to it and the scallions go bad.

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

This time, I was determined not to waste the scallions, so I wanted to enjoy their crunchiness in a pasta salad. Of course, cucumbers are easiest for everyone and I thought they’d complement the onion flavors in the scallions. Boy, was I right!

The cilantro and lime vinaigrette coats the cucumbers and scallions, giving this dish a tangy, zesty and slightly sweet flavor, while the feta cheese gives that salty taste and elegantly creamy texture.

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

While I snacked on this all week, it has so many uses:

  • as a side dish, alongside grilled chicken or avocado
  • as a main course, with some quinoa or beans for extra protein
  • as a salad starter to a meal
  • rolled up as a sandwich in a collard green or whole wheat wrap

However you decide to use this salad, you’re going to love it. It stores well in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, just make sure to give it a thorough toss before serving.

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

You can also easily turn this into a noodle dish, by adding some edamame and tomatoes and using Blade C instead of A. Basically, like many of my salads and pasta salads, this recipe is meant to be a great starting point for something potentially even more fabulous!

What’s your favorite way to use spiralized cucumbers?

Nutritional Information & Recipe

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Serves 1

Cucumber, Scallion and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 large seedless cucumbers, Blade A
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • For the dressing:
  • 1.5 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1.5 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1.5 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pat the cucumber noodles try to remove excess moisture. Place the cucumber noodles and scallions in a serving bowl and set aside.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a bowl and whisk together. Pour over the cucumber noodles and top with feta.
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Comments

  1. dessertfortwo :

    I buy scallions and cilantro every single week. I should really grow them instead. Anyway, I never have a plan for them, but they somehow make it into everything I’m eating. This salad is next!!

  2. This sounds really good. I am not a big fan of cilantro though. I know it might seem silly but I like everything else in it. Can I substitute a different herb for the cilantro and it still work?

  3. Ali this is so beautiful thank you for the recipe

  4. Quick question. Looking at pictures it looks like green onions. I’ve never used scallions and I bought some and when peeled they look like a small red onion. Did I buy the wrong thing?

  5. Ali, you could not have come up with a recipe that is better for containing my favorite flavors. Plus, I’ve been looking for a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing recipe for a long time – somehow I’ve never gotten around to experimenting with it for myself. I have already printed out this recipe because I am absolutely going to make it. Thank you!

  6. Made this last night. It was AWESOME!!! Even the hubby and 7-yr-old son loved it. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I am so addicted to my spiralizer and you give me such great ideas.

  7. I made this tonight and it was Outrageous!!! So delish and easy. Thanks for all your hard work!!

  8. I made this last night and it was SO good! Very fresh and light. I served it with BLT sandwiches (using tomatoes from our garden). YUMMY and the perfect summer dinner. Thanks, Ali!

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