Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad
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Posted On: July 31, 2016
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

This cucumber & tomato summer salad is a simple and delicious salad you can make in about 15 minutes.  It’s a great summer salad to accompany everything from BBQ, seafood or just vegetarian spreads. We have a flourishing garden popping out wonderful sweet tomatoes right now and plenty of crunchy cucumbers so I try to incorporate these great vegetables and fruits into our summer dining repertoire when possible.  This cucumber & tomato salad is very reminiscent of eastern European salads I’ve had overseas and in my own home growing up.  There are many variations to this type of salad in many cultures.  It’s hard to wrong with a salad like this on a hot day since it’s so easy to make.

Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad with Dill and onion in serving bowl
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Sweet Tomatoes

A summer salad can only be as sweet and delicious as the produce you put into it.  The last few times I served store bought grape tomatoes to my boys, something they usually eat up like candy, they completely rejected them and told me they tasted horrible.  Luckily, the last few weeks we’ve had a plethora of super sweet organic grape tomatoes right from our garden so they were perfect to make this simple salad and the kids enjoyed the tomatoes without rejecting them as well.

Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad with over top view in bowl
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Crunchy Cucumbers

This summer salad is best with crunchy cucumbers, so we love using our own pickling cucumbers. Our cucumbers are growing like weeds in our garden so if we don’t have time to pickle these lovely veggies, I use them up in various salads such as this one.

Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad side view
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Summer Salad

Summertime is a foodie’s dream time to cook with fresh ingredients, especially if they’re fresh from the farmer’s market or your own garden.  Summertime is the easiest time of year fill your plate with tasty salads, even if they’re lettuce-free.  Lettuce or no lettuce, you’re still getting your vitamins and minerals any way you slice it and it’s a great way to compliment a summer entree.

Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad close up in bowl
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Give this simple, fresh cucumber & tomato summer salad a try with your next summer meal and let us know what you think!

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Cucumber & Tomato Dill Summer Salad

This is a quick and easy lettuce free summer salad. Great with seafood, bbq or just a vegetarian side.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 35 kcal


  • .5 lb pickling cucumbers 2 medium, thinly cut into half circles
  • .5 lb sweet cherry tomatoes cut in half or small wedges
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion almost paper thin quarter or half circle slices ( I usually use vidalia onion)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Add all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and gently stir to combine.
  • Chill salad in the refrigerator for 30 mins to 1 hr.
  • Once the salad is chilled and ready to serve do one more taste test to see if you need to add any more salt

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 292mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Chickpea salad, cucumber, gluten free, tomatoes
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