Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey
cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

This cucumber tomato salad is always a summer hit! Made with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh parsley and dill to make an irresistible and healthy summer side salad that everyone will enjoy! It’s also gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, paleo and vegan.

cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

You know when you taste a salad and you think, “this tastes like summer”. Yep, I think we’ve all had that experience, and if not, this cucumber tomato salad is going to make you think that as soon as it hits your taste buds. This cucumber tomato salad is refreshing, light and so simple to make. It’s a great one to make for summer gatherings or a quick lunch during the week. Skip the feta cheese for dairy free, it’s up to you!

This cucumber tomato salad recipe also includes a simple balsamic vinaigrette that pairs well with other leafy green salads as well.

cucumber tomato salad ingredients on a wood cutting board
cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl
cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

Ingredients for balsamic cucumber tomato salad

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups cucumber, sliced (about 1 cucumber)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (omit for dairy free)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-½ tsp dill, chopped (dried or fresh)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

How to make balsamic cucumber tomato salad

This is one of the simplest salads to make. It’s packed with flavor and is a perfectly refreshing summer side dish.

Steps to make cucumber tomato salad:

  • Make the balsamic vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. 
  • Make the salad: In a large bowl toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, feta (optional), parsley, dill and balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!

 

cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

Can I make this salad dairy free?

It’s very easy to make this balsamic cucumber tomato salad dairy free and it doesn’t compromise flavor! Just leave out the feta cheese to make it dairy free!

Can I make cucumber tomato salad ahead of time?

I prefer to make this cucumber tomato salad right before serving to ensure freshness. I find that if I leave it in the fridge for too long, the cucumbers will become soggy and watery.

Do I need to peel zucchini for salad?

You do not need to peel the zucchini. I usually do just because that is my preference but you don’t need to. Zucchini peel is perfectly fine to eat as long as you wash it (of course).

cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

More summer recipes to try!

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cucumber tomato salad in a white bowl

Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

This cucumber tomato salad is always a summer hit! Made with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh parsley and dill to make an irresistible and healthy summer side salad that everyone will enjoy!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: side salad, simple side dish recipe, summer salad, tomato cucumber salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
116 Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups cucumber, sliced (about 1 cucumber)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (omit for dairy free)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp fresh or dried dill, chopped

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Make the balsamic vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Make the salad: In a large bowl toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, feta (optional), parsley, dill and balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

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