This tomato and cucumber salad might be simple, but is anything but boring. The perfect easy side dish that everyone will love!
This salad consists of two main ingredients: tomatoes and cucumbers.
Additionally, you might want a salad dressing and some fresh herbs like basil or cilantro to garnish with.
Dice, cut or chop your tomatoes and cucumber.
If you use plum or cherry tomatoes, you can simply cut them in half. but if you use large salad tomatoes, you can either slice them into circles, or cut them into small chunks or wedges.
The cucumbers can be diced, cut into half circles or discs, or you can use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons.
Optionally, garnish the salad with dressing or fresh herbs like basil.
Choose ripe, juicy red tomatoes for this recipe. You can use any size, shape and color tomato that you like.
Try adding tomatoes in different colors for an impressive look!
🥗 Serving suggestions
Serve this salad as a side dish with a hearty and delicious main. The flavours pair really well with Mediterranean type dishes. Try serving it with one of these entrees:
You can also add a dressing if you want. Try it with a simple lemon pepper vinaigrette.
🍲 Storing leftovers
Store leftover tomato and cucumber salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. This salad is not suitable for freezing.
📋 Frequently asked questions
Is this recipe allergy friendly? - Yes! This recipe is dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free and soy free. It is also vegan and suitable for most diets.
Do you have to use yellow and red tomatoes? - No. Combining tomatoes of different colors looks nice on a plate, but you can make this salad with only red, regular tomatoes as well.
More easy side salads
- Black bean corn salad
- Orzo salad with spinach feta and lemon
- Mediterranean chickpea salad
- Halloumi and butternut squash salad
Tomato and cucumber salad
- 1 cucumber
- fresh basil leaves
- handful tomatoes I used plum tomatoes
- Chop, slice, dice, cut or peel the tomatoes and cucumbers to your preference
- Add to a salad bowl or serving dish
- Add a little bit of fresh or dried basil
- Optionally, add a splash of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar or other dressing of your choice
I love how light and healthy this salad is and I love that you incorporated heritage tomatoes. They are a favourite of mine!!
Sometimes all you need is a light side salad 🙂 I love heritage tomatoes too!
Jeannette (Jay Joy)
I have never seen vegetable ribbons on salads before. They look awesome. I am totally going to try this next week with my salad and Italian dinner for friends.
They are so cute aren't they? Easy way to make cucumber look slightly more impressive 🙂
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I love how colourful this is! Salads such as this are absolutely perfect for summer.
I'm glad you like it! 🙂
When it comes to making a salad, tomatoes and cucumbers are the best combo ever. Add some greens to it and a bit of salt, and you are good to go - one of the great things about summer 🙂 Delicious!
Glad you like it 🙂
a great summer salad! I make a version of tomato cucumber salad -- this reminds me to do so again while everything is still fresh locally!
I love using seasonal produce! You definitely should 🙂
I love the cucumber ribbons. My daughter might even try cucumbers this way. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, that's a great idea! Trying fun new shapes might be the way to go 🙂 Good luck!