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Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad

A big, lite, juicy and EASY Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad!! Tossed with a fresh vinaigrette dressing, this is a magical combination of textures and flavours that’s summer in a (giant) bowl. YOU will be the STAR of the show with this SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Why This Recipe Works…

  • Zesty
  • Easy
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers are a natural together
  • Tastes like summer, even in the winter. 

How It’s Done…

Step 1. 

Cut Cucumbers into bite sized pieces. 

A photo of the cucumbers cut into pie shape pieces for zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

Step 2. 

Assemble all of the ingredients. 

white bowls with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers on cutting board

Tomato Salad

Step 3. 

Whisk up the dressing. 

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cucumber tomato salad

Step 4. 

Mix it all together and ENJOY!

Pottery bowl with cucumber tomato salad with wooden bowl in background

cucumber tomato salad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

IS IT HARD TO MAKE A ZESTY CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD?

It is NOT hard to make a Zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad AT ALL! In fact, I would call this a beginner salad BUT it definitely doesn’t taste like a beginner salad at all! It is delicious!

WHAT’S IN ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD?

You might be asking yourself, “what is in a cucumber tomato salad”?

A few more things than just cucumbers and tomatoes, but not so many that you can’t easily mix it all up in a few minutes.

Rather, once you have cut up the cucumber, there isn’t that much left to do!

WHAT GOES WITH ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD?

How will you ever figure out what to serve with the cucumber tomato salad? This is the perfect dish for a cookout or a potluck!

Since Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad is slightly acidic, it cuts through heavy fat dishes and is the perfect side dish for a

HOW LONG DOES ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD LAST?

This salad will last several days in the fridge (up to 5 days)

BUT it will never look as pretty as it does in the first few hours.

So, I recommend making this about an hour before you plan to eat and then serve it.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO MY ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD?

Feel free to experiment, you’ll simply want to add a little more of the dressing based upon the ingredients you want to add. Some additions we like at my house…

  • Feta
  • Orzo
  • Mint
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Avocado

You can be a real Betty Crocker with Zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad.

A close up view of cucumber tomato salad with veggies in background

Tomato salad

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD

  • Feel free to cut the cucumbers into disks, we simply find that cutting them into pie shaped pieces is the easiest to eat.
  • This salad works with either regular sized tomatoes or the cherry tomatoes, which are perfect if you are making this salad in the winter time.
  • If you don’t have garden fresh cucumbers, then please use the hot house cucumbers (the long ones at the grocery that are usually wrapped in plastic wrap)  the skin is much more pleasant on these cukes, but I still peel them.
  • Adjust the ingredients as you see fit, an approximation for this salad usually works. Experiment a little!

IF YOU ENJOYED ZESTY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY….

Old Time Broccoli Opposite Salad

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Caprese Salad Appetizers

Summer Cherry Tomato Salad

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

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Please leave me a 5 star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  comment below in the comment section , all right? I would LOVE to know if you made this recipe or even if you are planning to! Of course, head on over to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram and tag me with some photos of your creation!

I can’t wait!

Ya’ll know I love your comments!! ❤

 

A close up view of Zesty Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad

This excellent and quick salad is a perfect use for those extra cucumbers from the garden or for a fresh treat in the winter time
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Salad, Zesty Cucumber Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 62kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 small cucumbers - cut into small chunky pie pieces
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 medium sweet onion like Vidalia - chopped
  • ½ Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs granulated white sugar
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground onion powder
  • ½   tsp ground garlic powder

Instructions

  • Lay Cucumber pieces out on a paper towel on top of a cookie sheet and sprinkle with ½ tsp salt.  Let stand for 30 minutes (paper towel will become damp).
  • Rinse the cucumbers after 30 minutes and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, place the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion.
  • Whisk together, in a small bowel, the vinegar, sugar, mustard, thyme, onion and garlic powders.  Pour this mix over the cucumber mix and toss together.
  • Cover this salad and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Serve with a slotted spoon to drain the dressing off as it is served.

Notes

  • Feel free to cut the cucumbers into disks, we simply find that cutting them into pie shaped pieces is the easiest to eat.
  • This salad works with either regular sized tomatoes or the cherry tomatoes, which are perfect if you are making this salad in the winter time.
  • If you don’t have garden fresh cucumbers, then please use the hot house cucumbers (the long ones at the grocery that are usually wrapped in plastic wrap) they say that the skin is much more pleasant on these cukes, but I still peel them.
  • Adjust the ingredients as you see fit, an approximation for this salad usually works.  Experiment a little!
PRO TIP:  This salad starts to get soupy after a few hours, it's best to make it and then serve it.  If you are carrying this to a pot luck, you might want to take the ingredients in individual containers and mix at the event.  
PRO TIP:  Make this salad your own by adding other ingredients or leaving others out.  This works well with the following:
  • Feta
  • Orzo
  • Mint
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Avocado

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 15.6mg19%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post was originally published on July 24, 2018 and has been updated with new information including: Why this recipe works, frequently asked questions, step by step photos, nutrition information and video****

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Diane

Sunday 5th of May 2019

I am just trying this recipe..,it’s only for me so I used 1 tomato, 1/4 of a large cute, and slice red and white onions.I used 1/4 rice wine vinegar with roasted garlic 1/2T if sugar and stone ground Dijon mustard...it’s in a pie plate in the fridge waiting for all ingredients to marry I figure 30-45 should do it and the. I will put it on a bed of lettuce...thanks it’s been fun reading your comments. P.S. the cheesy onion casserole is in the oven right now and I will eat with crab cakes...yumm😋

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 5th of May 2019

Hi Diane! I hope you love all of it! You totally made my heart smile with your note! Thanks! Wendi

Paula Johnston

Sunday 27th of January 2019

This is a wonderful side to a Boston Butt roast and dinner guests all got the recipe. At least, the ladies did.

Thank you for the 'tip' about slicing, salting and allowing the cucumbers to sweat before adding all ingredients together. It answers my age old question about why the excess water in my salads? Thank you, thank you. Please excuse me now while I go and do my Happy Dance!

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 27th of January 2019

Hi Paula! I’m so tickled that your dinner party was a success!! It feels great, doesn’t it? Cheers my dear!

anonymous

Tuesday 21st of August 2018

Party perfect! Look at those colors!

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