Cucumber Tomato Salad

This Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe is a classic Summer side dish that’s filled with sliced cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and thinly sliced onions, then tossed in a light and refreshing vinaigrette dressing. 

Serve this delicious cucumber tomato onion salad with any grilled meats, baked salmon, chicken kabobs or even my favorite pork tenderloin.

White bowl filled with cool cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced onionspinterestThis year I am attempting to grow 4 different varieties of cucumbers in my garden. I’m so obsessed with this simple and easy recipe that I’m going to need a LOT of cucumbers to satisfy my cravings.

How To Make Cucumber Tomato Salad

There really is no wrong time to make this bright and flavorful salad, but when the cucumbers and tomatoes are in peak season (Summer time), that’s when this lovely side dish recipe shines.

  • Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and herbs in a large bowl.
  • Place the dressing ingredients (see below) in a small mason jar and shake.

What Kind of Cucumbers To Use?

I’m using the long English cucumbers in this recipe because the peels are nice and thin and the seeds are also really small and easy to eat.

If you don’t have English cucumbers, you can easily use regular cucumbers that are peeled.

If the seeds are too coarse, feel free to scoop them out before chopping and adding to the salad.

Pour simple vinaigrette over the cucumber salad

Dressing for Cucumber Salad

Not much is needed here, as we’re really wanting to let the fresh flavors of the cucumbers, tomatoes and onions shine. I’m using equal parts oil and  vinegar because I simply adore how the vinegar really boosts the flavors.

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

PRO TIP: You can also use a white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar. It’ll change the flavor slightly, but should still be amazing!

Delicious bowl filled with cucumber tomato onion salad

Tips and Variations:

  • Swap out the white onion with a purple onion for a more mild flavor.
  • You can use fresh or dried herbs. If using dried, use half the amount called for the in the recipe.
  • I’m using grape tomatoes, but you can also use regular plump tomatoes that are chopped.
  • Keep the salad covered and stored in the fridge until ready to serve. The flavors blend nicely up to 24 hours in advance.

More Delicious Cucumber Recipes To Try

I’m sure you’re going to love this crisp and cool salad. It’s perfect for potlucks and parties too!

White bowl filled with cool cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced onions
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Cucumber Tomato Salad

A classic Summer side dish that's filled with sliced cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and thinly sliced onions, then tossed in a light and refreshing vinaigrette dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 3 cups English cucumber, chopped (about 1 1/2 cucumbers)
  • 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, dill and parsley in a large bowl.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a small mason jar and shake to combine (or combine in a small bowl and whisk together).
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Cover and let sit in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Cucumber, Easy, Salad, Summer, tomato
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
10 Responses
  1. Leah Ann

    Since I am not a fan of the Vinaigrette, I am going to try substituting Ranch dressing diluted with a splash of milk. I don’t know when I will make it but that sounds very delicious! Thank you!

  2. Costa Athan

    Don’t forget to add the feta and you have a classic village Greek salad. It’s called a “choriatiki salata.”

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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