Classic Cucumber & Tomato Salad

4.67 from 3 votes

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One of our favorite summertime activities is creating recipes with ingredients from our spring garden. After all, everything seems to taste better when it’s fresh-picked. Our Classic Cucumber & Tomato Salad allows us to use and combine all the juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers we can muster, straight from the vines. This recipe is perfect for backyard barbecues or for a quiet lunch on the deck. We like to keep the recipe as pure as possible by using balsamic and optional honey for the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

Be sure to also try some of our other Skinny Ms. salads, like:

Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad
Garden Salad with Lemon and Oil Dressing
Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

4.67 from 3 votes

Classic Cucumber & Tomato Salad

This simple salad is delicious and healthy, the perfect side dish to any meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 5 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal


  • 2 cucumbers medium, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dill fresh
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard or dijon mustard, no sugar added
  • 1 teaspoon honey optional


  • In a large salad bowl combine cucumbers, tomatoes and onion. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over cucumber mix, toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. I made this tonight. I threw in some kalamata olives. My kids absolutely loved it. My 9 year old asked for seconds and my 13 year old ate some of the leftovers as part of his bedtime snack. Great recipe. We have multiple food allergies, so we often have to make things from scratch. You can bet we will be making this often this summer when our tomatoes are in season.

    1. They do, but grocery store cucumbers are often waxy and thick. Hothouse cucumbers or nonwaxy organic cucumbers will work.

  2. Just wondering if you could leave the skin on the cucumber? Did you take it off as a personal preference or is it better for you?
    Looks yummy!

    1. The skin on cucumbers is good for you. Sometimes it's a little bit too thick for people. Certainly thin-skinned hothouse cucumbers and cucumbers that do not have waxy peels could be eaten with the skin on. Some people prefer to peel stripes so that the peel is not overpowering.

  3. This sounds delicious!! How much honey do you add? I see that you talked about it for sweetness above the recipe but don’t see it in the recipe. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Marlene,

      I would add 2 or 3 teaspoons of honey depending your sweetness preference. I’ll look into adjusting the recipe, thanks for letting us know it’s not listed!

  4. I grew up on this salad. During the summer and fall we always had tomatoes and cucumbers in out garden and we would just go pick some of each to cut up for lunch. I still make it in my house, but my daughter and I are the only ones who eat tomatoes. (It doesn’t keep us from eating it year round.)
    I try different seasonings and dressings, but with this combination of fresh vegetables, you just can’t go wrong.
    I have so many fond memories of the lunches we had growing up, this salad and a ham sandwich. When I was working hard on my weight I had this salad every day for lunch. Filling, energizing, and this is one of my comfort foods.

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  5. I have always used tomato and cucumber together, with the addition of the onion and dressing it was very good. I do not use salt (blood Pressure) but the mixture for the dressing was very good I did not have olive oil so I used Vegetable oil

  6. Can I prepare this the day before an event? I’m trying it out this weekend for my fiance’s surprise birthday party. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a nice salad, but the description talks about using local honey, and it’s not in the ingredient list… I wonder how much honey to whisk into the dressing??

    1. Beth, The honey is optional. When we do use honey, we only add 1 teaspoon for a hint of sweetness. ๐Ÿ™‚

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