Salad Recipes

Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe


Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

Cucumber tomato salad is a vibrant, crispy, and refreshing dish you can have as a light meal, colorful appetizer, or versatile side dish with most mains.

The cool crunch of the cucumber paired with juicy tomatoes, fragrant fresh herbs, and tangy red onion makes this dish your best ally during scorching hot summer days.

Sure, here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Cucumber Tomato Salad:


  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (or lemon juice for a different flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)


  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Thinly slice the cucumbers. If the skin is thick or waxy, you can peel them first.
    • Chop the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.
    • Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. Mix the Vegetables:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion.
  3. Add Herbs:
    • Add the chopped parsley and basil to the bowl.
  4. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil and red wine vinegar (or lemon juice).
    • Season with salt, pepper, and dried oregano if using.
  5. Combine and Toss:
    • Pour the dressing over the salad.
    • Toss everything together until the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
  6. Optional Toppings:
    • If desired, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top.
  7. Serve:
    • Let the salad sit for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
    • Serve chilled or at room temperature.


  • Customization: Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers or avocados.
  • Storage: This salad is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Enjoy your refreshing and flavorful Cucumber Tomato Salad!