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Cucumber Salad and Lunch Ideas

One of my favorite places to go for lunch on Friday is Tazikis. It is a greek style restaurant with gyros and great sides like pasta salad and cucumber salad. I thought about it last time I was there, and I just knew I could recreate cucumber salad at home!!

Cucumber Salad

Theirs just had cucumbers, red oinions and tomatoes with feta. I decided to add some garbanzo beans to make it more filling.

What You Need

1 cucumber (diced)

1/2 red onion (diced)

1 can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)

4 roma tomatoes (diced – I also cut out the juicy seedy part so it didn’t over power or make the salad soggy or slimy)

feta cheese (I love feta, I used the entire 4 or 6 ounce container)

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tsp oregeno

1/2 tsp salt

What You Do

– Combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano and salt in a small bowl with a whisk.

-Combine the cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, garbanzo beans and feta in a bowl. Add dressing and mix.


– I kept mine in the refrigerator and served it cold for lunches all week.


I also wanted to share what I have been having for lunch lately. You can really get stuck in a rut with lunches when you bring them at least 4 days per week. I reserve most Fridays for what has become my “lunch club,” where I go out with same group of girl friends. No matter how tempting my co-workers lunch choices are each day, I manage to stick to my guns and eat what I bring. There is so much more than just sandwiches and salads, you guys!

Lunch Idea Collage

Above you will see veggie soup with vegetable noodles, turkey sausage, cheese and crackers, cottage cheese, mixed steamed veggies, lemon pepper tuna with crackers, quinoa with spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese, apples, cuties, celery and carrots, edamame, black bean burgers, and ham salad sandwiches. If you have questions about any of them (recipes or where I get it) just ask in the comments below!
Whatย are some of your favorite lunch ideas? I am always looking to switch it up!
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  • Reply Pamela February 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I’m always looking for healthy, easy lunches and this sounds perfect! Love all of your lunch ideas for the week, definitely going to start stealing some of your recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph February 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

    The salad looks good!

    I do soup a lot, also turkey/spinach burgers, leftovers of baked chicken, brown rice, and broccoli. Spinach based salads. I always have a piece of fruit and some raw veggies on the side of whatever I’m eating.

  • Reply Joey February 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

    We’ve talked about this before, but if I’m not prepared food wise for the week, I either get frustrated and spend money (which I hate) or pout through a meal and end up hangry later that afternoon. I’m a big fan of the “snack lunch” which looks a lot like your cheese & cracker lunch!! Thanks for sharing! Also-that cucumber salad looks right up my alley!

  • Reply kristen February 3, 2015 at 9:16 am

    i am SO in a rut with lunch right now, the last few days i have had vegemite or peanut butter on toast. so boring. this salad looks good but i dont have red wine vinegar and i don’t think that is something i would use or like (does it taste like wine? ew). my trouble is finding something that is gluten free, vegetarian, yummy and filling. lol.

  • Reply Laura February 3, 2015 at 10:21 am

    That salad looks so goooooood!! And I spy a little babybel in there. I love that stuff!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter February 3, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I pretty much eat soup every day. I need to break out of my rut! Thank you for sharing this! xo

  • Reply Stephanie February 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I made that salad for lunch today! Except, I use cherry tomatoes because hey, no chopping ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kerry February 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I tend to stick with salads for the most part because i love them. I do switch it up sometimes though. The Cucumber salad looks yummy!

  • Reply Biana Perez February 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This is so great to bring for lunch to work!! I’ve never added cucumbers to my salad…usually i do feta, chickpeas and avocado, but the cucumbers will be great!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA February 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Those all look so good! I did great packing lunches last month but I really need to look into some other ideas.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says February 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I need that salad in my life. I have everything in the house, too. Except red onion. Damn red onions.

    I know you don’t like them, but I will eat eggs for lunch pretty often. Or leftovers. I don’t really like sandwiches except for grilled cheese so I don’t eat those too often. I’m a very boring lunch person, come to think of it.

  • Reply Julia February 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Oh yum, that salad looks so good! Except that I hate garbanzo beans so I would just leave those out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love your lunch ideas, I have been wanting some new options lately!

  • Reply Erin LFF February 3, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    YUM to that salad! I was looking at a similar one earlier today but it had quinoa in it as well! Thanks for the lunch ideas… whenever we don’t have leftovers I end up taking the same couple of things and they definitely get boring!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    YUM! This looks delish and perfect for lunch at work. Loving all your lunch ideas, I bring my lunch 99% of the time and these are all fantastic ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply alyssa February 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Yesss! I love making a variation of this in the summer when the farmers market and my friends’ and family’s gardens have nothing but fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. It’s so simple and so tasty. I’ve never thought to add the beans though, but I’m definitely going to keep that in mind for next time

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie February 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Yay thanks for sharing your lunches!! I get so bored with lunch!

  • Reply Amanda | Glittericity February 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Oooh gurl. That looks amazing! The Indian takeaway place around here has a salad that’s similar to that, without the feta. I’m totally going to start picking that up and throwing in feta. Yum!

  • Reply SArita @ it's my girls' world February 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Love this!!! I am craving refreshing salads these days!

  • Reply Kay R. February 3, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Yum! Healthy and yummy! Great lunch ideas as well. Im always on the lookout for ideas for lunch so I dont get bored.

  • Reply Shanna February 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    That cucumber salad looks amazing!!!

  • Reply Simple Hacks Living February 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    That’s my kind of lunch! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

  • Reply Amanda February 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    YUM! Cucumbers, feta, and chickpeas are what I ALWAYS put on my regular salads… mmm!

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