This Cucumber and Tomato Salad is super easy to make, versatile as main, dinner, lunch or side dish that everyone wants seconds in no time. It is naturally vegan, satisfying and a perfect match for hot summer days, BBQs with family and friends, or just anytime you need a healthy snack.
When temperatures are soaring in summer, I have my salad cravings going high. At times like this, I love quick and easy salad recipes like my Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad or the Mexican Street Corn Potato Salad. But there is even more out there for you to explore.
Just go ahead and use the search bar, or try browsing this List of Salad Recipes. Trust me, you’re going to find a bunch of favorite salads that you and your whole family will love.
Be sure this Cucumber and Tomato Salad will always hit the sweet spot on your table. It is hearty, versatile, satisfying, fresh, super easy, packed with just the right amount of flavors, simple and seriously a winner as main or side dish for everyone.
What you need for this easy cucumber salad:
- Minced garlic
- Italian dressing
Optional add-ons you can try:
- dairy free feta
- Italian herbs
Note: You can make the Italian Dressing homemade or just use your favorite one from the store. If you choose homemade, I’m here with you and show you how to make an easy Italian dressing.
Homemade Italian Dressing
As I mentioned before store bought or homemade you can always choose to your own liking. To make one at home, I used roughly 1/4 cup of Italian herbs (like a mix of parsley, basil and oregano). I combined this with 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red vinegar, added a 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, and finely seasoned with salt and pepper.
Make sure to whisk everything until it has a dressing like texture. Use your blender, food processor, a wire whisk, or shaker.
When finished, the dressing will stay fresh in the fridge for around 7 days in a sealed container. So it is a great meal prep to make in advance and save time.
Cucumber salad recipe method
In a bowl combine cucumber, minced garlic, tomatoes and Italian dressing. Season with salt and pepper, add optional vegan feta, Italian herbs and mix everything together.
When done, serve on plates or bowls and be surprised that something simple can taste so good.
The optional dairy free feta reminds me of the days before I was vegan. Greek salads were always among my favorites. But this recipe will taste amazing without it too, so it is absolutely optional.
Variations for even more taste
Creamy cucumber salad: skip the Italian dressing and add dairy-free yogurt instead. Use almond, oat, or soy yogurt, but make sure it is plain. Don’t leave out the seasonings, though.
Cucumber and tomato salad with mayo: no need for any other salad dressing, just use your favorite vegan mayo and enjoy.
Cucumber tomato dill salad: Swap Italian herbs for dill and you have another fantastic flavor profile in no time.
Tomato cucumber salad balsamic: only recently I simply added balsamic vinegar and it was delicious.
Love seeing anything you make.
- 2 small cucumbers
- 8 oz tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup Italian dressing (homemade or store bought)
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup vegan feta cheese
- 2 tsp Italian herbs
- In a bowl combine cucumber, minced garlic, tomatoes and Italian dressing.
- Season with salt and pepper, add optional vegan feta, Italian herbs and mix everything together.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 1.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 15.7gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 9.8gProtein: 2.4g