One bite of this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe and you’ll be hooked! This quick and easy salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish! It will be your new go-to for potlucks.

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe is delicious and easy! 

You are going to love this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe. It is simple but packed with flavor. This quick and easy cucumber tomato onion salad recipe is one of our favorite summer salads! If you love this salad make sure you also try this Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe or this Creamy Cucumber Tomato salad. YUM!

Tomatoes and cucumbers are summer staples! When you pair the two with onions and a simple dressing, you’ve got a flavor explosion on your hands! This is the perfect recipe to use up garden produce, too! Tomatoes and cucumbers also seem to be grow pretty prolific in gardens during the summer months so this is the perfect recipe to use them up!

Cucumber Tomato Salad Ingredients:

  • Cucumbers (Persian cucumbers or an English cucumber work great!)
  • Red onion; sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes; sliced. You can also use Roma tomatoes, but they’ll need to be diced small.
  • Italian Dressing (also try it with balsamic vinegar dressing)
  • salt and pepper
Cucumber and Tomato Summer Salad

How to make Cucumber Tomato Salad:

First peel the cucumbers. Get a fork and score the sides. This makes them look pretty so is completely optional.  Then slice the cucumbers into thin slices.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. If using Roma tomatoes, or another variety, simple cut the tomatoes into small, bite-sized pieces. On the seedier versions, you will need to remove some of the seeds.

Then combine the sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl.  Pour Italian salad dressing over the salad. Lastly season to taste with salt and pepper.

Shake to stir and coat all the delicious veggies with the dressing.  Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve cold and enjoy!

marinating cucumber and tomato salad

Dressing for Cucumber Tomato Salad: 

I typically use premade Italian Dressing for this quick summer salad. But, you can easily change up the flavor by using different oils and vinegars to go on it.

Classic olive oil and vinegar combined with fresh basil or even dried oregano is a delicious option. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil is another flavor packed choice!

It is fun to play around with different flavor combinations and see what your family likes best. Use your favorite dressing to make this one of your favorite, easy salad recipes.

More Easy Addition Ideas: 

You can also make a quick mustard vinaigrette by combining 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard with 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar and 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and some garlic powder and you’ve got a simple side dish with a creamy kick!

It is also really easy to change up the flavors by adding various fresh herbs.  Dill, oregano, garlic and basil are all great options! You can also toss in some fresh mozzarella pearls or feta crumbs to add a delicious cheese to this easy salad.

preparing cucumber and tomato salad

Try this easy salad recipe today!

This Summer salad is an easy recipe that is perfect for any BBQ, family gathering, or for a summer snack. Really… we keep this in our fridge all the time when I can get cucumbers cheap so I can snack on it all day.  I love this healthy snack and you can find more of my favorite healthy snacks here.

To make your life easy, make sure you buy a mandoline slicer (if you don’t have one yet). We just LOVE ours and it makes slicing cucumbers and onions a breeze. I can slice them all in half the time with my slicer.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Can I Make it Ahead?

I love making this tomato and cucumber salad ahead of time! The longer the vegetables sit in the vinegar dressing the more flavorful they will become.

Because of this I highly recommend that you make this quick salad at least a couple of hours ahead of when you plan to serve it. It can marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Pro tip: If you make this salad the night before, stir in an additional dressing right before serving as the veggies will soak up quite a bit of the dressing overnight.

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Quick and Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

5 from 21 votes
You are going to love this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe. This quick and easy cucumber tomato onion salad recipe is perfect for a Summer salad recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 42
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 – 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing


  • Peel the cucumbers. Get a fork and score the sides. This makes them look pretty. It is completely optional.
  • Slice.
  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Combine them all in a bowl.
  • Pour Italian salad dressing over the salad.
  • Shake to stir.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes

This Summer salad is perfect for any BBQ, family gathering, or for a summer snack.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 42kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Fat 2g, Sodium 121mg, Potassium 164mg, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 190IU, Vitamin C 9.2mg, Calcium 14mg, Iron 0.4mg

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  1. Looks yummy. Per the Nutritional Facts it is 42 calories per serving. But I cannot find anywhere that tells me how many servings the recipe makes.

  2. 5 stars
    this is great and easy. I no longer need to pay the high cost to buy it already made at the deli.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this repeatedly last spring and summer because I had tripled the size of our garden! It’s a favorite at hour house now! So much so, that I am buying the ingredients through the winter to ensure we have it on hand!

  4. 5 stars
    I love this salad! It’s a great side dish. I just can’t get enough of this salad! (Sometimes I just eat it by itself) It reminds me of a salad that my mom used to make. ?