Freshness galore with this Cucumber Tomato Salad! Fresh Campari tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and garlic in a lemony dressing is the perfect side salad to chicken or lamb.

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If you stopped by yesterday, you saw my post for the most delicious lamb kofta open-faced pitas. Toasty pita, hummus, kofta and topped with a cucumber tomato salad [and a garlicky yogurt sauce]. Originally, I wasn’t planing to do a whole separate post for this salad. Until I tasted it. And then ate it every day with 1/2 a slice of pita bread.

There’s no secret ingredient, just fresh ingredients. Which, let’s face it, is the best ingredients. With that said, Campari tomatoes are my favorite tomato for salads like this. When you want wedges of tomatoes, but not too big of tomato wedges they are your tomatoes. And their flavor is sublime.

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Salad perfeciton.

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To Make this Cucumber Tomato Salad you will need:

  • 1 large English cucumber
  • a pound Campari tomatoes
  • 1/2 a medium red onion
  • a clove of fresh garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • a 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh mint, for garnish

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First, rinse off the cucumber and trim the ends. Cut it in half and then the halves lengthwise. 

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Next, grab a spoon and scrape out all of the seeds. Then slice into 1/4-inch thick slices and throw them into a large mixing bowl. Because the seeds hold water, removing them will keep this salad from getting soggy.

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Then quarter the tomatoes, slice the red onion and finely mince up the clove of garlic and add it to the bowl. Next measure the dried herbs into your palm. Pinch the herbs in-between your fingers and rub together, over and into the bowl.

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Lastly, drizzle in 2 teaspoons olive oil and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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Cucumber Tomato Salad is fresh and flavorful and ready in minutes.

My kind of salad. 

This salad is delicious served as is or with my Lamb Kofta Open-faced Pitas!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad
Yield: 8

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Fresh cucumber, tomatoes and garlic tossed in a light dressing for a simple, healthy and flavor salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 pound campari tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 a medium red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 large peeled garlic clove, finely minced
  • juice of 1/2 a medium lemon
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley*
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano*
  • a couple pinches kosher salt, or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

*Measure the dried herbs into your palm. Pinch some of the herbs in-between your fingers and rub together and into the bowl.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 55mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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