This Cucumber Salad comes together with fresh veggies and a red wine vinaigrette for a crunch, fresh salad that takes minutes to toss together, using just one bowl!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

This easy cucumber tomato salad is full of fresh veggies and bold flavors. First, we make a simple dressing. Then, we combine it with fresh veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers and add fresh herbs like basil and parsley for a bright flavor.

When temperatures are soaring and it’s definitely too hot to even think about turning on the stove or oven all I want are salads. Sometimes I like a heartier salad, like my Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad, Summer Pasta Salad, or Summer Cobb Salad. However, I never go wrong when I make a cucumber tomato salad, and it’s always perfect in summer!

While this is typically a side dish, some nights, I’ll serve this salad just with slices of fresh French bread and butter. It’s filling enough to make a meal! It also holds up great. So, you can make it in advance and bring it to potlucks.

aYou can double or triple the recipe easily when you want to serve a crowd. Make it during tomato season for the most intense tomato flavor.

(Love tomatoes? Make my Southern Tomato Pie or Tomato Salad next! Have some unripe tomatoes that you need to use up? Then make my Fried Green Tomatoes recipe! And don’t forget to check out these 30+ Fresh Tomato Recipes!)

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Ingredients for Cucumber Tomato Salad

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ingredients to make cucumber tomato salad
  • 1/4 cup olive oil – I like a light or neutral-flavored olive oil for this recipe.
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar – You can find this with other vinegar varieties in the grocery store.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 English cucumbers – These have a thinner skin than regular cucumbers and don’t need to be peeled. Persian cucumbers will also work.
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes – You can also use cherry tomatoes.
  • 1/2 red onion


  • Add some feta cheese crumbles or parmesan cheese to make the salad even heartier.
  • Add extra veggies like sliced bell peppers and mushrooms for even more nutrients.
  • Swap the red wine vinegar dressing with any light dressing you like best.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a vibrant taste.
  • Make it a complete meal by topping your salad with grilled chicken or grilled shrimp.

Directions for How to Make Cucumber Tomato Salad

  1. Make the dressing: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, basil, and parsley.
  2. Make the salad: Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion. Toss well in the dressing. Cover and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving for flavors to meld.

Serving Suggestions

Pair this cucumber tomato salad with all your favorite main course dishes. Or, get creative with some of our suggestions below:

  • With fresh bread – The simplest way to enjoy this salad! You can pick up a fresh loaf of crusty Italian, French bread, or sourdough, and serve slices with cucumber salad and cheese.
  • As an appetizer – Take leftover rounds of baguette, toast them, and top with cucumber tomato salad for a happy hour appetizer.
  • At a BBQ – Cucumber tomato salad is great at potlucks or barbecues alongside summery dishes like fruit salad. You could skip the bun for your hamburger and load up your plate with salad alongside the meat for a lighter meal. Or, just serve in place of a more traditional green salad for something different.
close up image of a forkful of cucumber tomato salad.

How to Store Cucumber Tomato Salad

Store leftover cucumber tomato salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Serve cold from the fridge.

Quick Tip

This recipe is best enjoyed fresh. However, to prepare in advance, you can slice the veggies, and store them in an airtight container for up to one day. Then, whisk the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl, and store them in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve, combine the veggies and dressing, and enjoy!

A bowl of cucumber and tomato salad.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Crunchy, fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad is always a hit! It takes just minutes to toss together, and the dressing is made in the same bowl you'll use for the salad, saving even more on time and clean-up!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 Large mixing bowl


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, basil and parsley.
    ¼ cup olive oil, 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Add the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion. Toss well in the dressing. Cover and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving for flavors to meld.
    2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced, 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved, ½ red onion, thinly sliced


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Can this be put in the fridge if I make 3 servings will it last day 2 and 3?

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