I love cucumbers. They are wonderful, tasty vegetables that work so well in salads, usually doing a great job playing a “supporting” role. Well, I happened to have lots of cucumbers in my fridge that were going a little soft, so I needed to come up with a recipe where cucumber would be one of the main ingredients, and where I could use (read: not waste) lots of cucumbers all at once and prepare a salad unlike any other I usually make with cucumbers! I wanted something unusual (if you can actually be “unusual” and “creative” with cucumbers) and delicious! After using the word “cucumber” in my vocabulary way too many times and, in general, spending too much time thinking about them, I finally made this recipe that you see on the photos: a Greek Tortellini Salad with Avocados and Cucumbers in a creamy Greek Salad Dressing. Oh, my deliciousness, this salad is so good – you won’t be able to stop eating it until you run out of cucumbers!
It became my new favorite lunch to pack for work, because this salad is amazingly refreshing, delicious, creamy (thanks to all the feta cheese and avocados), flavorful, and healthy! It also keeps well and is easy to make.
I usually do not use the whole amount of dressing listed in the recipe: I add just enough (usually half of the dressing) to the salad to coat the veggies, and save the rest for another batch. This salad is light, healthy, and vegetarian. It’s also full of fiber and healthy dietary fats (we’re talking about avocados and extra virgin olive oil). What’s not to like? And did I already tell you it’s so delicious I kept eating it for lunch for a week and only stopped when I ran out of cucumbers? So addictive! And, I just love how green it looks!