Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad - get the recipe at
Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil are drizzled with a simple balsamic and oil dressing to make this simple Cucumber Tomato Salad. Tossed together just before serving, or made a few hours in advance, this refreshing salad is perfect for a casual dinner night or for feeding a crowd at a potluck.

Inspired by an abundance of very ripe tomatoes, this salad (like so many of our recipes) was a spur of the moment decision and it was a great one. I like to serve this Cucumber Tomato Salad with crispy chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, or a steak dinner.

This salad has become a staple on our menu plan over the past year and it's also become one of the most popular summer recipes here on the blog. I made a quick little video last week, just for fun, so that I could share it with you today as we go into tomato season!

If you're looking for more summer salad inspiration, 
check out a few of our favorite summer sides:

COOK'S NOTE: Feel free to use a mix of whichever tomatoes you like best. I've used just about every kind of tomato and they all work well. This salad will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Cucumber Tomato Salad
Yield: 6-8 servings
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, diced, about 2 cups worth
1 large English cucumber, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced, about 2 cups worth
5 large basil leaves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons light flavored olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stir well to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Cucumber Tomato Salad - recipe by

{originally published 5/3/15 - recipes notes and video updated 5/23/16}

Here are a few more salads you might like:
Avocado Tomato Salad by Taste and Tell
Cantaloupe Mozzarella Caprese Salad by FoodieCrush
Greek Cucumber and Arugula Salad by Iowa Girl Eats
Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad by Foodie with Family
Israeli Chopped Salad by The View From Great Island


  1. I'm going to make this today, I'm heading down to my sister's for a barbecue - and I will use some of my O Olive Oil and Vinegar to dress it ;)

  2. The hubby just planted tomatoes yesterday. I'm pinning this to come back to when the vines are full! I love these type salads!!

  3. beautiful and great for summer produce

  4. I bet little pieces of mozzarella would be great in this salad.

  5. MMMM I will try this for sure! Wish I would have thought of balsamic vinegar but I have used seasoned rice vinegar with cukes and that is delicious too!

  6. I love this salad - and it's so pretty! Can't wait for summer tomatoes

  7. Made this for a side at dinner... SO GOOD!! I also added some thinly sliced red onion.. I will definitely make this again soon!

  8. Looking for a 'quick' salad to take to the LUM homeless shelter for dinner tonight. My co-workers have shared the abundance of their gardens with cucumbers, tomatoes aplenty. This was definitely 'quick'. Thank you!