Cucumber Tomato Salad

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This Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe features sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh dill, red onions, and feta all tossed in a tangy homemade dressing. It is the perfect way to take advantage of fresh, in-season produce. Perfect for a quick and easy side dish or light lunch, this salad is super refreshing!

A couple of weekends ago during our weekly big family dinner, we were talking about gardens and what our favorite vegetables were. When it came to me, I didn’t even have to think twice – my answer is for sure, the cucumber!  My second favorite thing to come from the garden is, of course, the tomato, but we all know that is a fruit, so it wasn’t even an option.

But even if gardening is not your thing, you can whip up this simple salad using fresh veggies and herbs from the grocery store or your local farmer’s market. Not only is it easy to make – the presentation is just gorgeous, don’t you think?

Cucumber Tomato Salad

There’s nothing better than seasonal fresh produce and this recipe for tomato and cucumber salad is the perfect way to honor these veggies. Slices of crispy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes loaded with red onions, dill, and feta are drizzled with a simple dressing for the ultimate summer salad.

Cucumber tomato salad with feta

You’ll be amazed at how simple ingredients can come together and create a super flavorful refreshing salad you’ll want to eat all summer. There’s nothing quite like a salad with fresh cucumbers and juicy tomatoes. Crispy, crunchy, juicy,  and delicious.

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If you love tomato cucumber salad with feta,  you are sure to love these too: Cucumber Ranch Salad,  Caprese Salad, or this Greek-style Cucumber Salad.

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I like to start our meals with a fresh salad and this cucumber tomato salad recipe is an easy one to consider when you’ve got a list of other dishes to prepare. It comes together in just a few minutes and both the salad and the dressing can be prepared ahead of time if you’re looking to get a few items off your to-do list. All you’ll need to do is dress the salad, toss and serve.

Ingredients for cucumber tomato salad

For complete ingredients and instructions scroll to the bottom of this post for the full printable recipe card.

For the salad:

  • Tomatoes: Sliced, ripe tomatoes add color and flavor to this salad. You can use any ripe tomato whether it be Roma tomatoes or field tomatoes. You can also use cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes.
  • Cucumber: Use any cucumber, sliced. Peel if you like. English cucumbers, regular cucumbers, or Persian cucumbers will all taste great.
  • Red onions: Slivers of red onion, thinly sliced, add more flavor and color.
  • Dill: Use freshly chopped dill for a garden-fresh flavor.
  • Feta: Cubed feta cheese adds a natural saltiness to the salad.

To Make the Cucumber Tomato Salad Dressing Recipe:

  • Red wine vinegar: Red wine vinegar adds a sweet acidity to the dressing.
  • Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is best but any type will work.
  • Dijon mustard: Use Dijon mustard to emulsify the oil and vinegar.
  • Salt and pepper: Add salt and black pepper to taste.

Be sure to keep reading to find tips and tricks, substitutions, and answers to questions you may have about this cucumber tomato salad.

How to make cucumber tomato salad

There are just a few quick steps to preparing this tomato-cucumber salad.

Add dressing ingredients to a jar or small bowl. Whisk to combine.

Add the tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions to a large bowl, and toss to combine.

Add the dill, and feta, lightly toss, and then drizzle the dressing on top. Mix to combine or leave as is.

Serve with extra dill.

Leftover tomato and cucumber salad will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container. I don’t recommend freezing this salad.

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Substitutions

Remember that when it comes to making substitutions in recipes, you don’t need to be afraid to get creative and use ingredients that suit your personal taste and dietary preferences. Make it your own!

  • Use apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or white wine vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Or try lemon juice instead.

  • If you can’t find fresh dill you can use dried or try using fresh parsley, fresh basil leaves, or any fresh herbs you have on hand to make this tomato cucumber salad recipe.

  • Use a combination of tomatoes or whatever you have on hand.

  • Add some grilled steak or chicken to make this healthy salad a protein-enriched meal.

FAQs about cucumber tomato onion salad

  1. Should you eat cucumbers and tomatoes in a salad together? Yes, you should absolutely eat cucumbers and tomatoes in a salad together. They are the perfect combination of flavors and textures.

  2. How do you keep cucumber salad from getting soggy? If you don’t want your salad to get too soggy it is best to store it without the dressing. To keep cucumbers crisp in the salad, you can soak them in salted water in the fridge for at least 2 hours before preparing the salad.

  3. What will tomato and cucumber protect me from? Tomato and cucumbers are loaded with vitamins and minerals that support a healthy immune system which may, in turn, help protect you from diseases.

  4. How to cut a tomato for cucumber salad? Diced, cubed, sliced, or however you like your tomatoes are just fine.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soak the cucumbers in cold generously salted water for a couple of hours in the fridge. Drain the water, and add them to your salad. This will remove some moisture from the cucs for crispier, crunchier cucumbers.

  • Remove the seeds from the tomatoes, if you are using beefsteak tomatoes as this will also reduce the amount of moisture in the salad.

  • Soak the red onions so they have a more mild flavor.

  • Peel cucumbers, like field cucumbers, that have a thicker skin.

  • Remove the seeds from large cucumbers.

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If you love a non-traditional salad you may enjoy Aunt Sue’s Dorito Taco Salad, or this Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad (pictured above.) If lettuce-based salads are more your thing this Tik Tok Sauerkraut Arugula Salad may be of interest as would this Mediterranean Celery Salad With Olives.  If you crave a nice pasta salad then this Lemon Basil Pasta Salad is a must.

This simple cucumber tomato salad tastes anything but simple. Fresh, juicy, crunchy, and loaded with flavor this salad tastes great any time of year.

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This easy Cucumber Tomato Salad features sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, dill, red onions, and feta and is the perfect way to take advantage of fresh, in-season produce. Perfect for a quick and easy side dish or light lunch, this salad is super refreshing. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad, cucumber tomato salad, Fresh tomato, salad dressing, tomatoes, ways to use cucumbers
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 117kcal

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 pound tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 large English cucumber sliced
  • 2 small red onions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 rounds feta cheese cubed

For the dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a jar or small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the tomatoes, cucumber, and red onions to a large bowl and toss.
  • Add the dill and feta and lightly toss before drizzling the dressing on top. Mix to combine.
  • Serve with extra dill.

Notes

To keep cucumbers crisp in the salad, soak them in salted water in the fridge for at least 2 hours before preparing the salad. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Beautiful summer salad, I whipped this up with some heirloom tomatoes and it was so delicious! Thanks so much!

  2. 5 stars
    We made this salad to accompany our lunch yesterday and it was so refreshing and satisfying. The dressing elevated it so much as well. We’ll be making this again throughout the Summer.

  3. 5 stars
    This salad was super easy to make and was a great light lunch. I made two versions with one having no tomatoes for my mother cause of her allergies. She loved it too! That’s cause of the vinergar tang to ’em!

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