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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

white bowl full of cucumber tomato salad topped with fresh parsley
5 from 4 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 is great to bring to parties or to serve as a side dish for a weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 3 vine ripened tomatoes diced
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 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

Instructions

  • Add all the vegetables to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and Italian seasoning
  • Toss the dressing with the vegetables.  Add salt and pepper and toss again, adding more salt and pepper as needed.
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

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  1. KalynsKitchen says

    I think fresh salads like this are one of the best things about summer, yum! And thanks for the shout-out for my asparagus salad.

  2. Jocelyn @Inside BruCrew Life says

    We make a very similar side dish to eat with all our grilled foods! I love adding a package of the small mozzarella pearls for a hit of cheesy goodness in it. Gotta love an easy and healthy recipe like this!

  3. GrandTina says

    5 stars
    Your a life saver. I woke up thinking about making a cucumber/tomato salad and here one is. I made it for lunch and it’s Great. Thanks.

  4. France Lapointe says

    Can you omit the wine?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Well, it doesn’t really call for wine, it calls for Red Wine Vinegar. If you leave that out, you won’t have the right balance of flavors. In this recipe, I would suggest replacing it with balsamic vinegar if you must leave it out.

  5. Deb says

    5 stars
    I love all the flavors! The red wine vinegar is the final touch! You can put anything with it, I actually added an avocado chopped up and made a complete meal out of it, so easy and refreshing, I can’t believe I never made it before!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I am so happy you like it Deb! It is a favorite of mine as well!

  6. Debbie says

    5 stars
    So good and so Easy! Love it

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks so much Debbie, I’m so glad you liked it and so grateful you came back to tell me.

  7. LauraA says

    I only have white wine vinegar. Will that still work?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! Should be delicious!

  8. MAGGIE says

    HI LISA,
    EAT THIS ALMOST DAILY DURING THE SUMMER.
    WE USE BALSAMIC VINEGAR /OLIVE OIL , AND OFTEN ADD
    SMALL CHUNKS OF MOZZARELLA CHEESE.
    TRY SLICING A ROUND SLICE OF WATERMELON THEN CUT LIKE A PIZZA.
    CUT THE SALAD INGREDIENTS SMALLER AND PUT THE SALAD DIRECTLY
    ON THE WATERMELON SLICE. IT’S GOOD AND A NICE SURPRISE THAT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
    MAGGIE

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Maggie!

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