I love Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad! We’ve all heard how healthy the Mediterranean diet is. I think one of the reasons is because the people of the region tend to eat a lot of colorful, minimally processed, seasonal vegetables. But whatever the reason, this Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad is flavorful and delicious.
This salad is a perfect dish to keep on a regular rotation during the summer. You can make a big batch to enjoy all week.
See how easy it is to make Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad in this short video (1 min.)
It makes a great side dish for anything from veggie burgers to pasta. And it’s great on its own as a light lunch.
You can even boost it by adding some beans such as chickpeas (garbanzo beans), kidney beans, or white beans.
Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad a great recipe to make when you have an abundance of cucumbers and cherry tomatoes from your garden, CSA box, or the farmers market.
If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, any tomato chopped into small pieces can be used.
You can also use any type of cucumber and bell pepper you have on hand.
The only special equipment I use for this recipe is the herb scissors I told you about it the Raw Strawberry Mango Avocado Tacos recipe. These scissors make cutting herbs so easy, even when they’re wet.
You can use any kind of tomato you like, but my favorite are cherry or grape tomatoes. Here I used a combination of red and yellow cherries.
For the cucumbers, I prefer Persian or English cucumbers since their skin is thin and I don’t mind the seeds. However, if you’re cucumber isn’t organic, you should peel it.
And if you love tomatoes and cucumbers, you may also enjoy this Roasted Chickpea Fattoush Salad.
They are also featured in this Summer Hearts of Palm Salad.
I also love them together in Olive Cucumber Chickpea Salad.
What recipes do you enjoy making that include cucumbers and tomatoes?
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Now let’s make Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad!
Mediterranean Cucumber and Tomato Salad
When tomatoes are in season, this is my go-to salad! It's healthy and refreshing and the perfect starter or side.
- 1 cucumber (remove seeds, if desired), skin on, chopped
- 1 dry pint cherry tomatoes (25-30), halved or quartered
- 3 radishes (or substitute a few Tbsp. chopped red onion), chopped
- 1 yellow or red bell pepper chopped
- Handful of fresh parsley chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon (3 Tablespoons)
- Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve at room temperature, or refrigerate and enjoy chilled.