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Simple Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Recipe

Looking for summer salad ideas that are light, refreshing, and easy to make? Wait until you try this simple salad with cucumber, tomato, and onion recipe.

I love a good light salad that is easy to make to serve in summer.

Whether it’s for lunch or a side dish at dinner, this recipe is delicious!

And the best part?

It’s a great way to use your vegetable harvest from the garden.

Wait until you try this simple salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions recipe.

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Is Cucumber and Tomato Salad Good for You?

The answer is YES!

Cucumber and tomato salad are nutrient-rich with lots of potassium and vitamin C. And it’s also a lightweight dish that fills you up that can help with a low-fat diet.

The simplicity of the recipe is also good for you because it saves time cooking in the kitchen and you can store leftovers in the refrigerator saving you meal prep time during the week.

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Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Recipe

One of the biggest reasons I love this salad recipe is the ease of the ingredients.

It’s a great way to use your vegetable harvest from the garden.

And they are also readily available at the market.

But note that this recipe tastes SO MUCH BETTER when the vegetables are in season and grown locally. While you can still make it year-round, it has much more flavor when the vegetables are in season.

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Minimal ingredients are needed to make this salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Here’s what you need!

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Fresh herbs like parsley, dill, or basil

Although these are my general ingredients, I also change it up by adding avocado or tossing in some fresh zucchini. But it depends on what I have on hand.

I love the versatility the basic recipe affords this tasty summer side dish idea!

You can use any kind of cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions you want too. Again, I typically go with what’s in season or looks freshest at the market.

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If you choose cherry or roma tomatoes, I’d cut them into halves or quarters and mirror the sizing of the chops with the cucumbers.

While some recipes do not include onions, I make it with them to get more flavor and color to the dish.

And I prefer to use purple onions to add more color in the dish, sweet onions work just as well and aren’t as strong in flavor.

I’d still slice the onions but keep the onions slices smaller so they don’t overpower the dish and make it easier to mix.

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How Do You Make Cucumber and Tomato Salad?

Pretty much any version of cucumber and tomato salad is very quick and easy to make.

Simply slice the cucumber, tomato, and onions.

In a large mixing bowl or salad dressing mixer, mix the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Add sliced vegetables to the bowl and toss with the dressing.

Chill for two hours before serving. It’s that easy!

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mixing easy salad with cucumber tomato onion recipe in white mixing bowl on granite countertop

Why I Love This Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion Recipe

This recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue or low-country boil.

It also works well as a light lunch or snack if you are trying to shed a few pounds.

The ingredients are easy to swap out for other seasonal vegetables. And the dish is light enough to serve with a heavier main course meal.

And if I want to add a little protein to the dish? I add some mozzarella. But feta would work well too.

Wait until you try it!

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Salad With Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Recipe

Looking for summer salad ideas that are light, refreshing, and easy to make? Wait until you try this simple salad with cucumber, tomato, and onion recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Salad Dressing Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tomato, large
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley and basil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Slice and chop vegetables.
    chopping cucumbers to make salad with tomato cucumber and onion salad
  • Mix vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl or salad dressing mixer.
    mixing the dressing for the best cucumber tomato onion salad
  • Top vegetables with fresh herbs, chopped.
    adding fresh chopped parsley to salad with cucumber tomato onion recipe in white mixing bowl on granite countertop
  • Mix dressing with vegetables.
    drizzling dressing over salad with cucumber tomato onion salad
  • Chill in the refrigerator for two hours before serving.
    cover and chilling easy cucumber, tomato and onion salad recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 217mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 311IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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6 Comments

  1. I love this salad. My mom made it in the summer often.

    It was the best when Jersey tomatoes were out

  2. I absolutely love cucumber and tomato salad! This sounds a lot like how my mother-in-law makes hers. I’ll bet it’s really good with the fresh basil!