Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad

I love cucumbers. I think they’re kind of an underrated vegetable. They’re nice and crunchy on salads and they’re a perfect vessel for things like hummus or guacamole. Plus they’re relatively inexpensive and they keep well in the fridge. How many more reasons do you need, right? Anyways, they’re so good in this easy tomato cucumber salad. I made it look a little fancier thanks to my spiralizer but if you don’t have one, you can just slice it with a knife or make ribbons with a vegetable peeler.

 tomato cucumber salad

The seasonings are simple so you only need a few basic pantry staples. A summer side dish has never been simpler than this easy tomato cucumber salad!

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Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ red onion
  • 4 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp coarse sea salt
  • Pepper
  1. Using a spiralizer or a mandoline slicer, slice the cucumber into long, thin strips.
  2. For the onion, cut into quarters and slice.
  3. Slice the tomatoes into quarters and then halve the quarters.
  4. Toss everything into a large bowl and coat with olive oil and vinegar.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

This salad also kept really well in the fridge so we had leftovers the next day. That’s the nice thing about lettuce-free salads. You don’t have to worry about it wilting the next day!

cucumber tomato salad

I’m not spending much time in the kitchen today, though! I have a couple of good friends from Ohio visiting and we’ve been doing all sorts of “Richmond” things. Yesterday we floated down the river and today we’re seeing more of the historical sites. Isn’t it fun when friends come to visit and you get to be a tourist in your own city? I love it!

You only need a handful of pantry staples to whip up this easy tomato cucumber salad! Fresh produce shines in this easy salad recipe!

What’s your favorite summer salad?


  1. YUM…Simple and lovely, the best kind of salad. I think I need a spiralizer!

  2. I love cucumbers and I love tomatoes. But for some reason, I don’t like these vinegary salads. But they sure are popular! I like my tomatoes and cukes more earthy – right out of the garden, maybe with a little salt.

  3. Yum…this looks like the perfect End of Summer salad, thank you for sharing!

  4. I love cucumbers and this looks delicious! So refreshing.

  5. When we are really in a hurry we throw some cucumbers and red peppers together, because we love cucumbers so much!

  6. Yum! Im just lately coming around to cucumbers. Im just not a huge fan of the flavor of them! I think id like it in this salad though–love how simple it is!

  7. This looks really good. I must admit, I’m not a huge cucumber fan but I would be willing to try and make this due to how simple it is.

  8. I so agree!! Here’s my tomato/cucumber salad: https://christinanifong.com/2016/08/18/tangy-tomato-and-cucumber-salad/

    Thanks for sharing yours! Happy touristing…

  9. I love cucumbers, it cools down your body. I add them to my jug of water with rough shred mints and some lemon slice. Heavenly soothing :D.
    Love the taste.
    I love your salad, good to go with bbq 😀

  10. This is for me FOR SURE! You know, I never seem to make anything with cucumbers and need to change that.

  11. Love! This is a classic summer salad in Ohio! When the garden’s come on and folks have an abundance of cucumbers / tomatoes, this is a daily menu item!

  12. Amanda Mason says:

    I love the simplicity of this recipe! I never thought of eating cucumbers with guac – I’m SO going to try that! thank you for posting it! I shared this one too because it looks and sounds fab!

  13. This is one of my favorite summer dishes…especially when the cucumbers are going crazy in our garden!

  14. Simple but delicious! All it needs is some feta cheese 😉

  15. My dad love this salad! YUMMY!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. I love this salad!
    Really cool to spiralize the cucumbers!

  17. This looks yummy and refreshing! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Ways Link Party.

  18. This salad looks so wonderful – so perfect and refreshing for these still hot summer days! 🙂

  19. This looks super yum! I want to eat it right now. 🙂 Pinning for later though. Nice photos.

  20. I love how easy and tasty this is! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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