Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad is fast food that’s healthy, fresh and delicious! Vitamin and fiber-rich, just 31 calories per cup, vegan and gluten free.

skill level: EASY

• simple ingredients

• easy kitchen moves

• ready in about 10 minutes

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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Nutrition Info

Nutrition info is based on the original recipe ingredients.

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

easy • cheap • colorful • yum

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad is a nifty little salad you’ll make again and again. It’s simple, colorful and light. A handful of fresh basil adds instant next-level.

It’s this easy:

• chop veggies into bowl

• throw basil at bowl

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

• squeeze lemon near (preferably over) bowl

• stir contents of bowl, taste, add salt and pepper to your liking

Amazing flavor with amazingly little effort!

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I guess it’s actual cooking in that ingredients are combined to make a dish, probably in a kitchen. Don’t take that for granted though; last summer I had a period of making nice cream in bed (and that’s why hand blenders are magical.)

Tomato and cucumber salad is a great basic recipe to have up your sleeve. I kind of want to say “to have up your apron,” but that just sounds wrong. Off the top of my head, I can make a whole list of tomato and cucumber salad pros:

•  goes well with all kinds of meals, great by itself too

• quick to make, ready in the time it takes to chop a few veggies

• super low calorie and very healthy with a light dressing

• very easy, which we already covered

• you have to go out of your way to not make it vegan and gluten free (good to know if you’re neither and need to bring a covered dish somewhere)

• cost efficient under any circumstances, and if someone with a garden hooks you up with the main ingredients it’s practically free

• if you have a veggie garden you probably grow tomatoes already, and there’s a good chance cucumbers and maybe even basil are lurking in there too

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Make it your way!

Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad is a basic recipe. Change some ingredients and give it a new taste!

Add your favorite yummies or try some of these easy ideas:

Hot n’ Spicy

Add one of these a little at a time until you’re happy with the heat:

Hot pepper flakes • Tabasco sauce • Hot sauce • Chopped jalapeño • Chopped garlic

Asian Twist

• replace the lemon juice with 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar

• replace the basil with fresh coriander (cilantro) or mint leaves

• add a teaspoon of sweetener

• top with small handful of toasted sesame seeds before serving

Italiano

• replace the lemon juice with 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar

• add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning

• add half a clove of chopped garlic

• add chopped olives

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Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Nutrition

Calories

796 cal

Fat

26 g

Carbs

135 g

Protein

12 g

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Easy Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Yields about 6 cups of salad

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 a small red or white onion, outer skin peeled off and chopped Coupons
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped (peeling is optional)
  • 2 1/2 Tbs lemon juice (either bottled or from one large lemon) Coupons
  • 1/2 c fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • extra basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Stir together.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve right away or refrigerate for up to an hour.
  5. optional – sprinkle extra basil leaves over each serving.
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