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Fresh, vibrant Cucumber Tomato Salad is a simple salad perfect for summer and your bounteous harvest. It’s a quick side for any meal!

Just like our Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad, or our Cucumber Salsa, this simple cucumber tomato salad is a perfect way to use up your summer produce! It’s healthy, has a refreshing flavor, and makes a perfect side dish for potlucks and BBQ’s!

White bowl filled with Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Fresh + Simple salad

Summer is a time for salad!

While I love salads all year long, there is just something extra special and delicious about summer salads. I might be because I often fill them with my summer veggie harvest!

If you have ever had a garden, you know that cucumbers and tomatoes are probably about the easiest to grow… and you tend to get a TON!

There are many Italian recipes I can think of to use up tomatoes in, and cucumbers are great in any salad. But this fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad is one easy side that I can use them both!

It’s so simple and easy to make. Just a light dressing and you’re good to go. Whip up this tasty side for a BBQ, potluck or as a light lunch. You’re going to love it – promise.

Diced veggies for Cucumber Tomato Salad.

How to make cucumber tomato salad

This salad is beyond simple!

VEGETABLES. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh basil in a bowl. (If you’re using mozzarella balls, add them now as well.)

DRESSING. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.

TOSS. Pour over tomato and cucumber mixture and toss until well covered. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cucumber Tomato Salad is perfect to serve with an assortment of protein. Chicken Souvlaki, Easy Baked Salmon, and Fried Pork Chops are some of our favorites.

Salad additions

I love the bright simple ingredients in the salad, but you can easily change it up by adding additional vegetables and ingredients. Some ideas include:

  • Sliced red onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Diced avocado
  • Fresh garlic
  • Use red wine vinegar instead of white for extra flavor
Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad lightly dressed in a white bowl.

Tips + FAQ

Cucumber: Skinny English cucumbers worked perfectly with this recipe. The skin is tender enough that it doesn’t need to be peeled. They are also thin enough that they can be sliced into perfect bite sized pieces.

  •  If you only have regular cucumbers, then I suggest peeling them all or part of the way. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise,  remove the seeds and then chop into bite sized pieces.
  • Persian cucumbers also work well. 

Can you make this salad ahead of time? Make this salad the day before and STORE it covered in the fridge. I would toss it in only half of the dressing. When you’re ready to serve, drain any excess liquid and toss with the remaining dressing.

How to store? STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Leftover dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad lightly dressed and served in a white bowl.

For more simple Salads, try:

5 from 6 votes

Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Fresh, vibrant Cucumber Tomato Salad is a simple salad perfect for summer and your bounteous harvest. It's a quick side for any meal!
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 long, skinny English cucumbers sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • mozzarella pearls optional

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper

Instructions 

  • Combine the tomatoes, cucumbers and basil in a bowl. (Plus mozzarella pearls if you're using them.)
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over tomato and cucumber mixture and toss until well covered.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g, Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 21g, Sodium: 1231mg, Potassium: 1936mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 3007IU, Vitamin C: 125mg, Calcium: 156mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    This salad is so light & refreshing!! My husband loves tomatoes & cucumbers, so he loved it! The dressing brings all the flavors together so nicely!