Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad

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A fresh and simple cucumber tomato salad for summer with red onion, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning. Refreshing, delicious and super easy to toss together.  

Today I want to share a bright and refreshing summertime salad that’s amazingly simple.

Cucumber tomato and onion salad in a blue and white bowl.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE easy no-cook recipes. Granted, almost none of the recipes I post here on EBF are difficult as I like to keep things simple in the kitchen. This recipe, however, is easier than most because there’s no cooking involved. Just chop, toss and eat!

The veggies I used were straight from Isaac’s parents’ garden. The tomatoes were plump, sweet and juicy while the cucumber was cool, crisp and refreshing. The two, paired together with a bit of seasoning = perfection.

Overhead shot of cucumber tomato and red onion salad.

The idea for the salad actually came to me after being invited over to a friend’s house for dinner one afternoon. Isaac had requested a blueberry crumble so I was preoccupied making desert so I didn’t have much time to make something savory. I saw the veggies sitting on the counter, quickly chopped the veggies, dressed them up a bit and created this simple salad.

It reminds me of a salad that my mom used to make every summer. Her version had only cucumbers, onions and vinegar. I remember as a kid saying that it tasted like salt and vinegar chips. Anyhow, this salad isn’t nearly as vinegary but it’s still just as fresh and simple. It’s the perfect mid-week side salad to serve next to a protein of your choice. We took it to our friends’  house for dinner and everyone enjoyed it, plain or served over a little spring mix.

Cucumber tomato salad in a bowl with gold spoon on the left and cutting board on the right.

If you love easy, fresh recipes you’ll love this easy breezy summertime salad! If you make this salad be sure to leave a comment (and rating) letting me know how it turned out. This feedback helps me and other EBF readers.

Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad

4 from 12 votes
A fresh and simple cucumber and tomato salad for summer with red onion, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning. Refreshing, delicious and super easy to toss together.  
Cucumber tomato and onion salad in a blue and white bowl.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 to matoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of raw sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place cucumber, tomatoes, onions and garlic into a bowl. Toss with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt and sugar.
  • Let stand for a bit at room temperature or in the fridge, about 15-30 minutes before stirring and serving. As the salad sits, liquid will accumulate. You can serve the salad with a slotted spoon to avoid the extra liquid. Another option is to use the extra liquid as a dressing when serving the salad over greens or to soak up the liquid with slices of crusty bread.

Notes

  • Having fresh veggies really makes a huge difference so if possible grab the ingredients for this salad from your local produce stand, farmers market or garden.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 104kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 2g Fat: 7g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

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    22 comments
    1. Fitness health forever
      December 25, 2020 AT 5:20 am

      4 stars
      Your blog was absolutely fantastic! Large amount of great information which is often attractive some and the other way.Thanks.

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    2. Symantha Bonham
      July 21, 2020 AT 10:31 am

      5 stars
      I cannot wait to make this beautiful salad!! Question please: I too love cherry/grape tomatoes, so if I use cherry tomatoe instead of regular sliced tomatoes as the recipe calls for, how many cherry tomatoes should I use?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 24, 2020 AT 6:25 pm

        Hey Symantha! I would say about a pint of cherry tomatoes! Let me know what you think of this salad if you end up trying it. 🙂

    3. Jacob @ FlavorThyme
      June 16, 2020 AT 5:11 pm

      5 stars
      This salad is so incredibly fresh, delicious, and healthy! what more could you ask for !!

    4. Sarab
      November 15, 2019 AT 11:04 am

      This recipe is clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 15, 2019 AT 2:35 pm

        I’m glad you enjoy this recipe, Sarab!

    5. Jolia
      October 29, 2018 AT 9:36 pm

      5 stars
      Hi Brittany,so many amazing salads here. I really wish I wasn’t stuck in freezing winter temperatures right now because I want to eat them all.

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