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QUICK and EASY are two words I love when they are describing a meal I about to make.
Cucumber and Tomato Salad is a wonderful light, yet filling, dish to enjoy any time of year…but it is an absolute favorite of mine in the summer because it requires no cooking and it’s healthy. There are only a few ingredients involved, which make it super easy to prepare.
If you grow a garden in the summer, this is a fantastic way to use your cucumbers and tomatoes.
It takes no time to whip this together. It makes a perfect accompaniment for any meal – or it can be a meal all by itself. I, personally, prefer to have it for lunch. You can make this the night before, and then toss it in a lunch bag the next day, and it’s good to go. All you’ll need is a fork.
For this salad, feel free to use what you have on hand. If you have whole tomatoes, instead of grape or cherry, just cut them up into bite size pieces. You can substitute a white onion for the red, but trust me, the red onion really does add a ton of flavor. Use your favorite low-cal or fat free Italian, or if you prefer, some lemon juice and olive oil instead of a store bought dressing.
Letting it sit in the fridge for at least an hour is important for the flavors to meld together.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! Leave me a comment and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram with a photo of your salad. I’d love to see!
Easy Cucumber & Tomato SaladPin Recipe
- 2 large cucumbers
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1/3 cup Italian dressing
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and dry cucumbers and tomatoes. Peel and slice cucumbers. Slice onions. If grape/cherry tomatoes are too large, cut in half.
- Place cucumbers, onions and tomatoes in a medium bowl. Pour in the Italian dressing, add seasoning and mix well. Salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place in refrigerator, in sealed container, for at least one hour.