Cucumber and Tomato Salad

By Rena |

This super simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad is so easy to make, so tasty, and takes just 15 minutes to make! Makes for a perfect side dish and pairs well with almost everything!

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This easy and fresh salad will be your go-to salad once you make it! It needs only a handful of ingredients you most likely have in your pantry and fridge all the time anyways. So making this salad will be hassle-free and one you will absolutely love. Made with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Then tossed in with a tasty Italian Balsamic dressing!

Why this salad is so good

  • So tasty: This salad is so good and always gets great feedback from our guests. Crunchy and bursting with flavor.
  • Easy: Takes just a few ingredients to make. Ones you may have handy at all times and no need to run to the store to grab any weird ingredients.
  • Healthy: They aren’t just so good, but so healthy too! Fresh veggies and simple and healthy ingredients to make the dressing.

 

What you will need to make this salad

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  • Cucumbers: Any cucumber is fine. Use either one large English cucumber or 6 smaller ones
  • Tomatoes: We love using cherry or grape tomatoes. They tend to be sweet and crunchy
  • Onion: Purple works out great because the flavor isn’t as intense as white cooking onions.
  • Seasonings: You will need Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Oil: We used avocado oil but you can also use extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar: Don’t have any? You can use red wine vinegar. But balsamic will add in a unique flavor to the salad.

 

How to make this healthy salad

  • Prepare veggies: cut up the veggies according to the size you like.
  • Add the veggies into a large bowl
  • Make the dressing: Add the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and mix well.
  • Toss dressing into the large bowl of tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Then mix and serve.

 

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FAQ’s and tips

  • Tomatoes: Use any small cherry tomatoes, or your next option will be vine-ripe tomatoes
  • Onions: Red onion works best, but you can also use white sweet onions
  • Oil: Avocado or olive oil. Grapeseed oil is also ok
  • Vinegar: We love balsamic, but you can also use red wine vinegar.
  • Seasoning: if you don’t have any Italian seasoning handy, use these other herbs to make some: dried parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Makes about 5-6 cups. Serving size one cup.

 

Should you peel cucumber for salad

The skin of a cucumber is edible and isn’t harmful. It comes down to personal choice. The skin of large cucumbers may be a bit tough and bitter so it would be beneficial to peel the cucumber. We find the skin of smaller cucumber thin and perfectly fine to eat. Some may even argue that the skin is packed with nutrients.

What are the best tomatoes for a salad

Our first choice would be cherry or grape tomatoes. They are sweet, tangy, crunchy, and a great choice to use in salads and many other recipes. Heirloom tomatoes are just as great to use in salads and come in so many different pretty colors. Our next option would be to use vine ripe tomatoes. They are all full of flavor.

Are tomatoes and cucumbers good for weight loss

Tomatoes and cucumbers are low in fat and calories as well as protein. Having only tomatoes and salad as part of your diet won’t be a healthy option. It is recommended to add more protein to your diet. For more on this check this article out.

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Simple and tasty salad made with only tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Then tossed in with a tasting balsamic Italian seasoning dressing.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 6 Small Cucumbers diced (or one large English cucumber)
  • 1- pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes sliced in half or quartered
  • 1/2 Purple/Red Onion thinly sliced

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil or Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add the cut-up tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion into a large bowl
  • In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients, mix and pour over the bowl of veggies.
  • Mix until combined and serve. Enjoy.

Notes

Serving size about one cup
Substitutes:
  • Tomatoes: Use any small cherry tomatoes, or your next option will be vine-ripe tomatoes
  • Onions: Red onion works best, but you can also use white sweet onions
  • Oil: Avocado or olive oil. Grapeseed oil is also ok
  • Vinegar: We love balsamic, but you can also use red wine vinegar.
  • Seasoning: if you don't have any Italian seasoning handy, use these other herbs to make some: dried parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve cold. We do not recommend freezing.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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