Learn how to make this refreshing tomato and cucumber salad with a homemade red wine vinaigrette.
Making Tomato & Cucumber Salad
Can I be real for a second? I hate eating healthy. There…my secret is out. You can keep your cauliflower fried rice – it ain’t for me! Sorry, not sorry. That’s why when I find a delicious way to incorporate veggies in my meal plan, I snag it! So today, I’m sharing how to make my tomato and cucumber salad.
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.
No Boring Lettuce – Yes, Please
I love Greek salads! And this recipe is bursting with Mediterranean flavors. with the tomato, cucumber, fresh basil, red onion, fresh parsley…be still my heart. I love serving a cold bowl of this yummy goodness.
This salad is a great alternative to the same old, boring lettuce style salad. I often have it as a lunch. If you need something heavier as a meal, try adding avocado, olives, shrimp and/or feta cheese (if you aren’t doing paleo). I’ve even added it to Quinoa!
I recommend eating this fairly quickly. The cucumbers break down a little faster than the rest of the salad. You can store in a air tight container for a few days.
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
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do. You can thank me later!
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