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Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Hi Sweet Friends! I just wanted to say sorry for being MIA the last week, but I got hit with a cold HARD. I mean I was in bed for 5 days straight and was achy, sore, and coughing – oh the non-stop coughing. A huge thanks to Clint for stepping up big time and keeping the house running while I was down and out. Now while I’m not 100% I am definitely feeling better… like 75% and that’s good enough for me! I spent my Saturday hanging with the girls in the morning, meal planning, sipping coffee and price matching for the BIG (and I do mean BIG) grocery order that was so desperately needed after a week of being out. FYI – 3 hours later, I still didn’t have everything I needed…

Don’t you hate when that happens? It’s so disappointing!

A few simple ingredients and 5 minutes makes this healthy, delicious and bright salad! Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and barbecue season! Yum!

Anyways, now that I’m feeling better, I think it’s time to share a tasty little salad that takes mere minutes to make and doesn’t involved a head of lettuce. It’s easy, healthy and perfect to go along side any meal… think bright, fresh flavours along side grilled chicken, or the perfect dish to bring to your next get together.

A few simple ingredients and 5 minutes makes this healthy, delicious and bright salad! Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and barbecue season! Yum!

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Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad

  • Author: Kaitie Massey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Salad

Description

Try this in summer when the veggies are the freshest! But you can always enjoy as a lighter side in the cooler months when you’re looking for something lighter to enjoy!


Ingredients

  • English field cucumber
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 3 – 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goats milk feta cheese (I like this since it doesn’t come packed in water and I find has a creamier taste but regular feta will do)

Instructions

  1. Chop your cucumber in 1/2 or 1 inch pieces. Sliced your onion thinly into strips. Quarter your tomatoes, and chop each quarter in half. You want large chunk of tomatoes. Roughly chop or tear your basil leaves.
  2. In a medium sized bowl add the cucumber, tomatoes and onions. Squeeze the juice of the lemon (yes the whole thing) and drizzle the olive oil over top. Add the salt & pepper to taste and mix everything together.
  3. Sprinkle in the basil and goat cheese. Serve immediately.

Keywords: tomatoes, cucumber, salad, side dish, lunch

Just a few minutes and you have a healthy, delicious, and not your basic salad ready to go. It serves beautifully the next day as well just make sure to refrigerate.

A few simple ingredients and 5 minutes makes this healthy, delicious and bright salad! Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and barbecue season! Yum!

It’s a classic go to in our house when we are making a last minute decision on supper. Now that the weather is nicer out, Clint’s itching to get the barbecue going more frequently so I always try and keep these staples in my fridge and pantry for when the mood strikes.

This also is easy prep and clean up, and really – who doesn’t like that? What are your ‘go-tos’ now that grilling season is here?

A few simple ingredients and 5 minutes makes this healthy, delicious and bright salad! Fresh Cucumber & Tomato Salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and barbecue season! Yum!

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25 Comments

    1. Thanks, it was the worst week… I’m still trying to catch up in laundry but all in all at least I’m able to get things done 🙂 I hope you enjoy this salad!!

  1. nothing better than FRESH after you’ve been sick, right? that’s always what I want, since I am all about comfort food when I am sick. glad you’re feeling better, this salad sounds fantastic!

  2. I love salads that don’t have lettuce. Usually, because my spring mix is one day past the expiration and is all slimy. This way I eliminate all that hassle and just eat toppings:) Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Fresh, colorful, light! This is my kind of salad. It reminds me of a traditional Greek salad. Soooo good! Cheers for getting back on your feet and making this. It’s not easy when you have a cold. Get better soon!

  4. What a great recipe, nothing beats cucumber salad. This looks delightful.

    I’m one of this people who likes to shop fast. I have so little patience for grocery shopping these days. Unless it’s a farmers market, then all bets are off. ha

  5. I love this type of salad in the summer! It’s so refreshing and the saltiness from the goats feta complements the veggies perfectly.

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