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Tomato Cucumber Salad is a refreshing dish that packs a punch of fresh flavor. It’s simple to make with a bright dressing full of herbs. This is one delightful salad that’s like a burst of summer on your plate!
When I’m craving food that’s fresh, this salad is one of the few things guaranteed to satisfy my taste buds. It’s bright, crisp, and full of garden-grown goodness. I’ve had homegrown veggies on my mind the past few weeks, since it seems like it’s been an exceptionally long winter.
Maybe I should state that differently. It’s been cold, rainy, snowy and on some days, dreadful. That’s why I had to come up with a few recipes that would cheer me up and put a little pep in my step.
What People Say About This Recipe
This is my favorite cucumber salad and I have tried plenty! I went exactly by the recipe 2 times and my husband, grandson, and I love it! Thank you! ~ Ruth
This is SO delicious! We had an abundance of cucumbers and cherry tomatoes in our garden this year and not only is this salad excellent, but it’s also a great way to use my giant pile of veggies! Taking this to a family bbq today. I know everyone’s going to love it! ~Shelly
Ingredients For This Recipe
- Grape Tomatoes
- English Cucumber
- Red Onion
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- Dried Italian Seasoning
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Cracked Pepper
How To Make Tomato Cucumber Salad
The key to making this salad is to pick out the best tomatoes and cucumbers you can find in the grocery store. I’ve found that grape tomatoes have a sweet flavor along with a meatier texture that makes them excellent in salads.
For the cucumbers, I use “English” cukes for a couple of reasons. They are tender, crunchy, and are seedless. I also add in some onion because, in my book, you just have to have it.
When it comes time to pull this salad together, the dressing is key. I don’t care for salads that are overdressed with a thick, gloppy dressing that hides all the beautiful, fresh ingredients.
I use good olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, dried herbs, a pinch of sugar, and just the right amount of salt and pepper to bring all the flavors together.
Can This Salad Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yes, it sure can. Chop the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions, then pour over about ¼ to ½ of the dressing and toss everything together. Store in an airtight container. When ready to serve, toss and add more dressing as needed.
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- Mediterranean Pasta Salad
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- 1 pint grape tomatoes – sliced in half
- 1 English cucumber – sliced
- ½ medium red onion – thinly sliced
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
- Place tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a large bowl, set aside.
- In a mixing cup or small bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a whisk, blend until well mixed. Pour dressing over tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Toss salad.
- Can be served immediately or stored in the fridge, covered for up to 2 days.
- ***If making the salad ahead of serving, use half of dressing to toss salad and reserve half to add in later.
Need More Salad Inspiration?
This collection of 15 Fresh Salads To Brighten Up Any Meal is my go-to for easy-to-make recipes. They are terrific served as a side dish, snack, and are great to turn into a main meal. With these simple, delicious recipes, you can enjoy the fresh flavors of summer all year long!
How To Make Salad Dressing At Home
For the best flavors at a fraction of the cost, make your own salad dressing at home and skip the bottled stuff! These 5 dressings are my go-to recipes when I want to bring out the BEST in any salad.