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Cucumber Tomato Salad is a super simple healthy salad that packs a punch of flavor. You’ll love the delicious lemon dill dressing!

Cucumber Tomato Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red onion, tossed with lemon dill dressing in a bowl

What is the difference between English cucumbers and regular cucumbers?

English cucumbers are the long, skinny variety that are sold wrapped in plastic. “Regular” cucumbers that have a dark green, waxy skin are of the Persian or Kirby varieties.

Regular cucumbers are inexpensive and are a very popular choice when purchasing cucumbers. The skin is thicker than their English counterparts, and is also waxed. They are often sold in a seedless form or near seedless form nowadays as regular cucumbers can have unpleasant seeds to work with. It is rare in the United States to find a regular cucumber with large seeds with today’s modern farming techniques.

English cucumbers have a thin skin, and smaller seeds than regular cucumbers. The cucumber itself is also sweeter. While English cucumbers are more expensive than their regular cucumber counterparts, they tend to produce a more pleasant result for recipes that heavily feature a cucumber.

Cucumber and Tomato Salad tossed with lemon dill dressing and served on a plate

Is it okay to eat the skin of a cucumber?

Yes! The skin of a cucumber is high in dietary fiber and that is always good for you. If you find the skin to be tough or bitter, you can always try peeling off only half of the skin, leaving stripes of skin along the length of the cucumber. Not only is this pretty, it can also lesson the impact of any tough or bitter skin, while still giving you some benefit to the additional fiber.

Can I make this recipe into a Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad?

This recipe, as written, produces a Cucumber Tomato Salad with a Lemon-Dill dressing. To make a creamy variety, simply add in 1/3 cup of sour cream or plain greek yogurt to your dressing mixture.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other fantastic side dish salad recipes:

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Cucumber Tomato Salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red onion, tossed with lemon dill dressing in a bowl
Cucumber Tomato Salad is a super simple healthy salad that packs a punch of flavor. You'll love the delicious lemon dill dressing!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 English cucumbers diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill minced
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, tomatoes, and onion.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and dill.
  • Pour over cucumbers and toss to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 24.1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Tomato Salad
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Pam Ryan
June 30, 2019 2:24 pm

The easy way to cut small tomatoes in half is to place them on a plastic top (like from a tub of margarine), cover them with another same size plastic top, and slide your knife between the two lids. Voila! You cut 10-12 small tomatoes in half at one time.

Joan De Costa
May 16, 2020 8:37 am

4 stars
Very good. I sometimes like to use Lime Juice, a Citric Acid, for a,change of pace.

October 17, 2019 6:01 pm

We love this salad. My husband requests it often.
Difinitely a 5 star rating!

kferra
July 29, 2019 4:39 am

5 stars
Yummy! Everyone loved it.

Janet
July 4, 2019 8:01 pm

5 stars
So refreshing on this toasty day. Did I say it was delicious too? It’s refreshing and delicious and super easy to make

Angie Lindsey
June 13, 2019 5:18 pm

5 stars
This is so good. I had English cucumbers, tomatoes and onions coming out of my ears from a garden. I’ve tried several recipes and like them all but this is really, really good!!!

Dawnj
April 8, 2019 6:10 pm

5 stars
Tried this salad to accompany dinner tonight. My husband and I both loved it. Wonderful side dish salad you can make ahead. Going to try your Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad next!

Marge Brochu
July 31, 2018 6:19 pm

All recipes sound wonderful. I love your salads. Can’t wait to try your cucumber, tomato and red onion with lemon.

July 7, 2018 5:31 pm

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Pejamena
July 3, 2018 5:20 am

Am so happy to have joined your cooking recipe, this site has been very helpful… thanks alot
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Cyd Miller
July 2, 2018 5:01 pm

I’m a cheese lover. What would be the best kind to use?

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