Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cucumber Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
With several cucumbers and tomatoes waiting on my counter this morning, it was time to make a salad. I wanted something different, so I scanned a couple cookbooks looking for a new dressing to try. I found this vinaigrette recipe and suspected we would like it.

This salad was spicy and tangy and different from anything I'd tried in the past. My husband really liked it and my oldest son even requested more of it later as a snack. I'm thinking that we'll be making this again in the near future.

Cucumber Salad with Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette
vinaigrette recipe adapted from Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
(printable recipe)

3 medium size cucumbers, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
6 medium size Roma tomatoes
1/3 red onion, very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons tomato juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, I used Sriracha
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine cucumbers, tomatoes and onion in a large bowl. Whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour over the vegetables and toss well to combine. Chill in the fridge for at least an  hour before serving. Enjoy!


  1. Wow this looks great! So, tomato juice. As in from a can or can I just juice a tomato??? hehe

  2. I'm sure you could figure out a way to juice the tomato, but I just used tomato juice in a jar. ha ha, just call me lazy like that.

  3. Yummm....

    This caught my eye in the "You Might Also Like" recipe feed. LOVE cukes and homegrown tomatoes! I'm a long-time vegetarian, so will have to substitute a veggie Worcestershire sauce and I have an absolutely delish Chipotle powder that might be amazing in this vinaigrette. Thanks for the idea.

  4. What is the carb count per serving on this yummy dish?

    1. That isn't information that I track, Lori. There are a number of calorie / carb calculators online that should be able to help you with that. Enjoy!