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.

Cucumber Tomato Salad in serving bowl.

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.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

The best part? The longer it sits, the better it gets.

Cucumber Tomato Salad ingredients

To Make this Cucumber Tomato Salad you will need:

  • English cucumber
  • Campari tomatoes
  • red onion
  • fresh garlic
  • dried parsley
  • dried oregano
  • lemon (juice)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh mint

trimmed cucumber

First, rinse off 1 English cucumber and trim the ends.

cucumber halves

Cut it in half and then the halves lengthwise.

scrape out and discard cucumber seeds.

Next, grab a spoon and scrape out all of the seeds.

add sliced cucumber into a bowl.

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.

add quartered tomatoes, sliced red onion and minced garlic to the same bowl.

adding dried spices to the bowl.

Then quarter 1 pound campari tomatoes, slice 1/2 a medium red onion and finely mince up 1 clove of garlic and add it to the bowl. Next measure 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano into your palm. Pinch the herbs in-between your fingers and rub together, over and into the bowl.

squeeze in fresh lemon juice and drizzle in olive oil.

Lastly, squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a lemon and drizzle in 2 teaspoons olive oil.

toss salad to combine

Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and toss with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint.

Let this sit for 30 minutes to an hour for the flavors to develop.

garnish Cucumber Tomato Salad with fresh mint leaves

Cucumber Tomato Salad is fresh and flavorful.

This salad is delicious served as is or with my Lamb Kofta Open-faced Pitas or in my Grilled Chicken Shawarma Bowls!

Cucumber Tomato Salad

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!

Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Yield: 6 servings

Cucumber Tomato Salad

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


  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 pound campari tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 clove garlic, large and finely minced
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley, see notes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, see notes
  • 2 pinches kosher salt, or to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cucumber, tomato, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper and fresh mint in a mixing bowl.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour so the flavors can develop or refrigerate until ready to serve.


*Measure the dried herbs into your palm. Pinch some of the herbs in-between your fingers and rub together and into the bowl.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 30kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 212mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 516IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Cucumber Tomato Salad