Cucumber Tomato Salad 

Cucumber Tomato Salad is the best of the season’s harvest. Crisp cucumbers and luscious tomatoes tossed in a bright and creamy lemon poppy seed dressing. 

Creamy Cucumber Salad comes together in 10 minutes with red onions and a spectacular poppy seed dressing.

Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe Notes

  • Prep ahead. Cucumbers have a tendency to release a lot of liquid. To avoid a watery salad, place sliced cukes in a serving dish and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt.

    Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, then pour off the liquid (do not rinse). Do not add more salt — there will be plenty left over! 

  • Peel if you’d like. We don’t peel the cucumbers when we make this tomato cucumber salad recipe — it adds a little extra crunch and is less work!

    But if you want to, you can peel them before you slice them.
  • Make ahead tip: Prepare the cucumber tomato salad dressing in a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator.

    Give it a good shake, then toss the salad with it the day you plan to serve it.

Flavor Varieties

There are many different things you can add to this cucumber tomato salad.

Why not try adding chopped avocado, corn, chopped chives, or even chunks of watermelon — you won’t believe how delicious it is!

  • Give it a Mexican twist by adding bell peppers and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Make a Mediterranean cucumber tomato salad dressing with lemon and olive oil instead of poppy seeds.
  • For a Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad, add black olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Storing Leftover Cucumber Tomato Salad

If you store this salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should last up to a week. After that, the tomatoes will start to get soft.

If you remove the tomatoes, you can store this salad for closer to two weeks. Just chop fresh tomatoes right before you want to serve it again.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad is the best of the season’s harvest, featuring crisp cucumbers and tomatoes tossed in a creamy lemon poppy seed dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbl granulated sugar
  • 2 tbl extra light olive oil
  • ½ tbl poppy seeds
  • ½ tbl Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 English cucumbers, cut into half coins
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin

Instructions
 

  • Combine lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, poppy seeds, mustard, garlic, salt and onion powder in a large bowl. Whisk well until the dressing is completely combined.
  • Add cucumbers, tomatoes and onion to the bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Flavor Varieties

 
There are many different things you can add to this cucumber tomato salad.
Why not try adding chopped avocado, corn, chopped chives, or even chunks of watermelon — you won’t believe how delicious it is!
  • Give it a Mexican twist by adding bell peppers and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Make a Mediterranean cucumber tomato salad dressing with lemon and olive oil instead of poppy seeds.
  • For a Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad, add black olives and crumbled feta cheese.

 

Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe Notes

  • Prep ahead. Cucumbers have a tendency to release a lot of liquid. To avoid a watery salad, place sliced cukes in a serving dish and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt.

    Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, then pour off the liquid (do not rinse). Do not add more salt — there will be plenty left over! 
  • Peel if you’d like. We don’t peel the cucumbers when we make this tomato cucumber salad recipe — it adds a little extra crunch and is less work!

    But if you want to, you can peel them before you slice them.
  • Make ahead tip: Prepare the cucumber tomato salad dressing in a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator.
          Give it a good shake, then toss the salad with it the day you plan to serve it.
Keyword cucumber, salad, tomato

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