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Cucumber Tomato Salad

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posted: 07/02/18

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This Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect easy summer side dish! It is great to bring to parties or to serve on the side of some ribs or grilled chicken. It is made with just a few simple ingredients and comes together so fast! This Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe is fresh and totally delicious!

white bowl full of cucumber tomato salad topped with fresh parsley

One thing I can tuck away as me doing this mom thing kind of okay is getting my kids to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. We actually can’t keep up with them. Every meal has sliced peppers, cucumbers, or carrots on the side. Maybe some grapes and strawberries for snacks, and I feel GREAT about it.

But just sliced veggies, isn’t the most exciting for me. So I’m always looking for ways to incorporate that freshness into a side dish that I want to eat with my meal too. Enter this delicious Cucumber and Tomato Salad!

overhead view of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in a bowl for a cucumber and tomato salad

I love side dishes that can be thrown together while the main dish cooks up, and this is definitely one of those! Just a few simple ingredients bring this side dish together!

What is in a Tomato Cucumber Salad?

  • TOMATOES: I used vine ripened tomatoes, but you could also use cherry tomatoes
  • CUCUMBER: I used an English cucumber, but again, you could use what you are growing in your garden.
  • RED ONION: You will need part of a red onion. Certainly if red onions are your jam, you can add more.
  • DRESSING: Make your own with homemade Italian Seasoning, good olive oil, and red wine vinegar.

pouring balsamic vinegar mixture onto tomato cucumber salad

How do you Make a Cucumber and Tomato Salad?

  1. Chop up your veggies and add them to a mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Toss the dressing with the veggies and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Guys, I gave you measurements for this salad, but really, you should play around with it. This is one of those salads that has a lot of flexibility. My favorite kind.

mixing together cucumber, tomato, onion salad in a glass bowl

Other Great Side Dishes for Summer

If you are still in need of more great side dishes to serve to your brood of monsters this summer, check out some of these:

My kids loved this easy side salad, and I hope yours will too. If you give any of these easy dishes a try come back and let me know what your family thinks!

white bowl full of cucumber and tomato salad recipe

Bowl of Cucumber Tomato Salad sitting on a cutting board. Fresh tomatoes sitting in background
5 from 8 votes

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Serves: 5 cups
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Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect easy summer side dish. It comes together with simple ingredients and a light dressing. This is delicious enough for entertaining but easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


  • 3 vine ripened tomatoes cut into wedges and then thirds
  • 1 English cucumber cut into 1/4 inch half moons
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a large bowl.
    3 vine ripened tomatoes, 1 English cucumber, 1/4 red onion
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Taste the dressing and add more salt and pepper to taste.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Toss the dressing with the vegetables and enjoy right away. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Serving: 1cup Calories: 81kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 122mg (5%) Potassium: 324mg (9%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 4g (4%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Bowl of Cucumber Tomato Salad sitting on a cutting board. Fresh tomatoes sitting in background

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  1. Gabi says

    How long does this last in the fridge?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Three to four days. It won’t be quite as fresh after the first day, but will still be delicious.

  2. Marnie says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Ended up making it with your amazing Italian Beef sandwiches, that are to die for!
    I did end up add a little mayo to this just to make it a bit creamy.
    Thanks again!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

  3. jackie says

    I need some different recipes. Thank you

    • Lisa Longley says

      You should check out our homepage at simplejoy.com! There you will find several different categories and ways to navigate our website and find recipes.

  4. Linda says

    I definitely am going to make this during summer months 😋

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it, Linda!

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