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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This cucumber tomato salad is PERFECT for summer! It’s light, healthy, and most importantly – delicious. It’s so full of flavor and sure to be a great side dish that everyone will love.

BEST CUCUMBER SALAD

This cucumber tomato salad just screams summer. It’s light, refreshing and the BEST side dish for any outdoor meal or BBQ.

There’s really no other word other than awesome to describe this cucumber tomato salad recipe. One of the best things about this recipe is that it has an amazing texture and taste. And when the vegetables are ripe and in season during the summer months, this salad recipe needs to be on your meal prep radar.

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve taken this delicious salad to family gatherings or get-togethers and had a completely empty dish before I was even able to get a scoop! (that’s okay, it’s super simple to whip up in a jiffy to enjoy all on your own as well!)

TOMATO SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE

Oh and did I mention it has feta cheese? Something about feta cheese just goes PERFECT with summer salads. It is so delicious!

One tip I have is to make this ahead of time and let it marinate for a bit in the fridge. I recommend making it about 4 hours ahead of when you’re wanting to eat it so it’s nice and cool and crisp. There’s just something so awesome about that crunch and flavor of each and every bite.

Get ready to find a new favorite salad this summer! You’ll love the simplicity, texture, and taste of this delicious cucumber tomato salad! 

CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD INGREDIENTS

For this cucumber salad recipe, you’ll need these easy ingredients:

  • CUCUMBERS: it is a cucumber salad, afterall!
  • TOMATOES: we love the little cherry tomatoes in this recipe!
  • ONION: purple onions work best with the cucumber and tomatoes.
  • DILL WEED: dill weed goes so good in this delicious summer salad recipe!
  • FETA CHEESE: feta cheese is pretty much the BEST in this salad.
  • VINEGAR: you’ll need both apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar for the dressing!
  • OIL: just a bit of olive oil to bring the dressing together.
  • WATER: a bit of water is needed to bring the dressing to the right consistency.
  • PEPPER: just a dash of pepper for added flavor.
  • SUGAR: a bit of granulated sugar to help balance out the dressing!

HOW TO MAKE A QUICK CUCUMBER SALAD

  1. PREPARE DRESSING: Start off by whisking together the vinegars, olive oil, water, pepper, and sugar; set aside.
  2. ADD VEGGIES: Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, dill weed, and cheese to a bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and toss until combined.
  3. SERVE: Top with feta cheese, dill weed, and salt/pepper to taste. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

DO YOU NEED TO PEEL CUCUMBERS FOR SALAD?

You absolutely can if you prefer, but you certainly do not have to!

HOW DO YOU CUT CUCUMBERS FOR A SALAD?

For a salad, I like to slice the cucumbers and then cut them into quarters. Nice and small does great in a salad!

CAN YOU MAKE THIS AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes! For best results, you should make this only a day ahead of time so the veggies will stay nice and fresh.

HOW LONG WILL CUCUMBER AND TOMATOES LAST IN VINEGAR?

They will stay good for about 2-3 days. This is best eaten within the same or next day!

WHAT SHOULD YOU SERVE WITH THE SALAD?

We love pairing this salad with sloppy joes, grilled chicken, steak, or hamburgers! They go so well together during the hot summer months.

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If you have tried this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe, then please rate it in the recipe card and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

Cucumber Tomato Salad in a bowl
Yield: SERVES 8-10

CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD

This cucumber tomato salad is a delicious light and healthy side dish full of flavor! Perfect side dish for summer that the whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

SALAD:

  • 6 cucumbers, quartered
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 purple (red) onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, plus more for topping

DRESSING:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Instructions

    1. Whisk together the vinegars, olive oil, water, pepper, and sugar; set aside.
    2. Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, dill weed, and cheese to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and toss until combined.
    3. Top with feta cheese, dill weed, and salt/pepper to taste. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

The cucumber tomato salad can be stored in the fridge for about 2-3 days. For best results, make it the day before so the veggies stay fresh.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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17 comments on “Cucumber Tomato Salad”

  1. My favorite kind of summertime salad. So good.

  2. No better combination for a fresh summer salad than cucumbers and tomatoes! What a tasty salad it is!

  3. Love this! It’s so fresh and screams summer.

  4. This was so fresh and flavorful it was a hit at our family get together. Absolutely will be making again. 

  5. such a nice fresh salad full of flavor! thanks for sharing

  6. Great combination. I just love different kinds of salad recipe. Such a great article indeed. Thank for sharing such kinds of fantastic idea.

  7. I love how refreshing this looks! Yummy!

  8. Fresh salads like this one are surely a must for summer! Thanks!

  9. I’m drooling this is everything I love! I have to put this on my menu!

  10. Absolutely perfect for hot summer days ! Keeper it is ! Thank you !

  11. This is my favorite summer salad! I am making it so often. I should try your recipe!

  12. I know how to use up all my fresh summer veggies! I can’t wait to make this very soon.

  13. Extra cheese for me, please! This is perfect for all my summer tomatoes that will be coming in soon.

  14. A great use of all the summer veggies that are going to be popping up very soon!

  15. Love how easy and refreshing this is for a hot summer day! Great side dish or stand alone recipe for lunch!

  16. This is the salad I think of when I think of summer. So refreshing!

  17. This is my favorite summer salad! I love all of that feta cheese!

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