Cucumber tomato salad fresh and healthy salad is packed with grape tomatoes and red onions. Dripping in a delicious olive oil, lemon, and red wine vinegar base, this is a healthy salad recipe that takes under 10 minutes to make, looks fancy, and tastes so light that you still have room for dips.
Looking for another great salad to dig into? You cannot miss with this Italian Pasta Salad, which is complimentary to this cucumber salad and one of the most amazing side dishes! Another one of my favorites is this caprese salad – OMG, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil? Yes, please!
You can easily eat these salads on the same plate and prep them side by side and without an oven in site, this recipe is easy as 1, 2, 3!
If you want to get fancy, turn it into an avocado salad.
2 large cucumbers
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup blue cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Tips to make the best cucumber tomato salad:
- I used a carrot peeler to peel away a bit of the cucumber skin to make it “fancy” for the summer salad.
- I also used grape tomatoes, but you can certainly use cherry tomatoes instead.
- Salt and Pepper is optional, but seasoning can be the difference in a good salad and a great one
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While this particular salad is full of veggies, if you are looking for a sweet option, try adding some watermelon chunks in the mix!
Slice the ends off the cucumbers and discard.
Use a carrot peeler or knife to remove a strip of skin all all the way around the cucumber.
Slice cucumber into thin slices and put in a mixing bowl.
Add tomatoes, red onion and green pepper to bowl and mix well.
In a small mixing bowl add olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and spices.
Mix well, gently toss, and drizzle over cucumber mixture.
Refrigerate for at least an hour and stir well before serving and sprinkle with blue cheese (as shown) or feta.
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