Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad  

This cucumber tomato salad is a refreshing and simple dish that’s perfect for summer gatherings or as a light side dish. With its crisp vegetables and tangy dressing, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced

4 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons vinegar (white or apple cider)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 clove garlic, minced


Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

Peel the cucumbers and slice them into thin rounds. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

Chop the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl with the cucumbers.

Thinly slice the onion and add it to the bowl as well.

Step 2: Make the Dressing

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper, oregano, basil, and minced garlic.

Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.

Step 3: Toss the Salad

Pour the dressing over the cucumber, tomato, and onion mixture.

Toss the salad gently to ensure the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.

Step 4: Chill and Serve

Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Before serving, give the salad another gentle toss.

Step 5: Garnish (Optional)

If desired, garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley or dill for added flavor and presentation.

Tips for Success

Use fresh, ripe tomatoes for the best flavor.

English cucumbers can be used if you prefer a variety with fewer seeds.

Adjust the seasoning to taste, adding more salt or vinegar if needed.

This fresh cucumber tomato salad is not only easy to prepare but also packed with vibrant flavors.

Enjoy it as a healthy side dish or a light snack on warm days!

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