Recipe: Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Lauren Carrane June 11, 2019 at 3:35 pm
Cucumber and tomato salad

Looking for a light, fresh twist on a summer salad? Try this cucumber and tomato salad, tossed with a homemade salad dressing. This Mediterranean-style dish is a perfect side dish for seafood, and will impress your friends at any potluck.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large cucumbers, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup chopped black olives
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS
In a large salad bowl, mix together the cucumbers, zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, basil, and thyme. In a separate bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt, sugar, and white pepper until thoroughly combined. Pour the olive oil slowly into the dressing mixture, whisking to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad, and serve.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com