Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini
This Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini was inspired by a one-gallon jar of sliced Peperoncini that I found at Costco, and we loved this for a perfect summer salad.
If you’re following my blog on Instagram or Facebook, then you might have noticed that I recently bought a one-gallon jar of sliced Peperoncini! I was so excited to find that at Costco, because I absolutely love to use sliced peperoncini in salads, even when I have to scoop out the seeds and slice them. But already prepped and sliced Peperoncini, FTW!
So since we had that gallon jar, we used a whole cup of sliced Peperoncini in this Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini and every one loved this salad when we tested the recipe. But feel free to use less Peperoncini and more of another ingredient if you’re just buying the small jars of Peperoncini from the grocery store. But be generous with the Feta cheese, because that’s another thing that made this salad so delicious. And if you’re a huge Peperoncini fan like I am, look below for more ideas for using it!
Is it spelled Peperoncini or Pepperoncini?
The Greek Peperoncini peppers I’ve been buying for years were spelled Peperoncini on the jar, so that’s the spelling I’ve always used in my recipes. But I notice this big gallon jar has the spelling Pepperoncini on the label. I searched around a bit on the web and I’m finding it spelled both ways. However, I did find a few sites claiming that Peperoncini is the correct spelling, so I’m going to keep using that!
Steps for Making Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini:
(This is just a summary of the steps, see the complete recipe below)
- Cut off both ends of the large European cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, and cut into half moon slices.
- Slice cherry tomatoes and green onions, and measure out and drain the desired amount of Peperoncini. (See below for how to prep whole Peperoncini.)
- Crumble and measure the Feta cheese.
- Whisk together lemon juice, Peperoncini brine, Green Tabasco Sauce, Spike Seasoning, dried oregano, and olive oil to make the spicy dressing. (Ingredient links are affiliate links.)
- In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, Peperoncini slices, and sliced green onion.
- Add the desired amount of dressing and toss again.
- Add the crumbled Feta and gently toss to combine.
- Salad can be served right away or chilled.
- This was still pretty good when it had been in the fridge overnight (even though I never like to refrigerate tomatoes) but it was definitely best the day we made it.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
More Recipes using Spicy Peperoncini:
Peperoncini Chopped Salad with Romaine, Peppers, and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pepperoncini Steak Marinade for Grilling ~ Reluctant Entertainer
Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Greek Style Cole Slaw ~ Recipe Girl
Spicy Chopped Greek-Style Salad with Peperoncini ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Want More Summer Tomato Salads?
Check out Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads (plus Honorable Mentions) for more amazing salad ideas for summer tomatoes!
I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice for this recipe. Recipe created by Kalyn. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1049mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g
I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice for this recipe.
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini is a great dish for low-carb and low-glycemic diet plans. The amount of Feta here might be a bit much for the South Beach Diet, but you can easily make this South Beach Diet friendly by adjusting the ingredients a bit.
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