Learn how to make this refreshing tomato and cucumber salad with a homemade red wine vinaigrette.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite salads. I love having this salad in the summer because it’s so refreshing, but it’s great for all year. It combines tomato, cucumber, red onion with fresh basil and flat leaf parsley.
It’s easy to make your own red wine-balsamic vinaigrette for it which you can create in a salad dressing shaker or mix directly in the salad. Personally, I think it tastes best when you let it chill in the fridge for an hour after making. It gives a chance for the flavors to marinade together.
I love this tomato and cucumber salad because it fits all diets. Whether you’re doing Keto, Atkins, Whole30, Weight Watchers, or Paleo, it’s full of clean ingredients.
This salad is a great alternative to the same old, boring lettuce style salad. But I often have it as a lunch. If you need something heavier as a meal, try adding avocado, shrimp and/or feta cheese (if you aren’t doing paleo).
Tomato & Cucumber Salad
- 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 2 Lrg Cucumber Chopped
- 1 Cup Tomatoes Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Red Onion Finely Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Italian Parsley Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil Chopped
- Salt To taste
- Chop all veggies and herbs and transfer to a mixing bowl
- In a small bowl or salad dressing shaker, combine all your wet ingredients to make your dressing
- Mix well and pour on your salad
- Toss gently to blend
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