Crunchy, refreshing, nutritious and gluten-free, these Greek Salad Cucumber Boats make the perfect quick lunch or snack for summer days!

These Greek Salad Cucumber Boats have quickly become one of my favorite summer recipes.

They’re incredibly tasty, refreshing, light and super crunchy, perfect for a quick lunch or snack that even the kids will enjoy.

Moreover, they would totally rock at a summer BBQ, picnic or just over happy hour time together with a Strawberry Gin Fizz!

hand holding cucumber boat with greek salad fillingSummer is the perfect time to eat as much cucumber as you can.

Chopped in salads, blended in smoothies, or just nature with a little salt sprinkled all over, there are endless ways to enjoy this light and versatile veggie – and cucumber boats are definitely one of the most fun!

How To Make Greek Salad Cucumber Boats

cucumber boats with greek salad fillingThis super easy recipe features all the ingredients of a classic Greek salad but served in a fun, creative way.

Cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, kalamata olives, red onion, oregano and optional mint or basil leaves, are all tossed together and delivered in delicious, crunchy cucumber boat packaging.

Best of all, these cucumber boats come together in just 10 minutes and there’s no cooking involved, so they’re perfect if you want to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

cucumber boats with a spoon and green napkinAll you have to do is cut the cucumber lengthwise, remove the seeds and spread a little Greek yogurt or tzatziki sauce.cucumber boats topped with yogurt and greek salad

Top each cucumber boat with a spoonful of Greek salad, and they’re all ready to be devoured!

cucumber boats with greek salad fillingThese Greek Salad Cucumber Boats are naturally gluten-free.

They can also be easily made vegan by skipping the feta cheese ( you could sub with some dairy-free cheese if you like).

And if cucumbers are not your thing, why don’t give zucchini a try instead, since they’re still in season?

Extra Ways to Fill Your Cucumber Boats:

You can’t go wrong with the flavour-packed nutritious Greek salad filling, but if you’re looking for more tasty ways to fill your cucumber boats, here are a few favourites:

Black Rice Salad with Shrimp & Mango Salsa
Vegan Quinoa Three-Bean Salad
– Barley Pea Pesto Salad with Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele


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Greek Salad Cucumber Boats

Crunchy, refreshing, nutritious and awesomely vegetarian and gluten-free, these Greek Salad Cucumber Boats make the perfect quick lunch or snack for summer days!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Modern Greek
Keyword: cucumber, feta, gluten-free, greek, salad, tomatoes, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: The Petite Cook


  • 4 large cucumbers
  • 150 gr cherry tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 60 gr kalamata olives finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 100 gr feta cheese finely crumbled
  • 1 tsp freshly dried oregano
  • handful of basil or mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt or tzatziki sauce


  • Peel most of the skin from the cucumbers (optional).
  • Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise, then remove seeds using a small spoon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix in chopped tomatoes, olives, onion, oregano, basil leaves and crumbled feta cheese. Season with a glug of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread a little Greek yogurt (or tzatziki sauce) over each cucumber boat, then spoon the Greek salad mixture into the boats and serve.
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