Tomato Cucumber Salad

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A really simple and refreshing tomato cucumber summer salad with and a light citrus dressing and fresh parsley.

I am sending this dish to Reeni' Side Dish Showdown-Anything Goes.

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event

  • 250 g Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 150 g Cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parley, chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add in the chopped shallot and sliced garlic. Stir-fry for over medium heat until lightly golden. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves and the cucumber to 1cm dices. Transfer them into a salad bowl. Pour in the dressing and parsley. Toss gently and chill for an hour before serving.
Tomato Cucumber Salad


Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams 5/6/10 13:56

I just made cucumber salad for dinner last night. Yours looks so much better and so summery.

Joanne 5/6/10 14:21

Such a refreshing salad! I bet it would be great on some good toasted bread.

Velva 5/6/10 14:32

This tomato and cucumber salad is on my list to prepare. Perfect for this hot weather in Florida. Not too mention, the tomatoes and cucumbers are in season. Delicious!

MaryMoh 5/6/10 14:52

Very refreshing and healthy. This would be great with spicy food.

girlichef 5/6/10 15:06

This just SCREAMS summer!! Looks awesome...wish I had some right now =)

Catherine 5/6/10 15:34

Healthy, delicious and refreshing- perfect summer dish Angie!

Mausi 5/6/10 15:40

This salad looks so refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing!

zurin 5/6/10 15:59

I love ur salads Angie...always so pretty n dainty!!

Chef E 5/6/10 16:31

I agree this screams summer, and one of my favorites to eat all year actually- add a little jalapeno and you will beat the heat here!

Shirley @ Kokken69 5/6/10 16:38

This is so refreshing, it is perfect for the hot weather now!

Anncoo 5/6/10 17:12

Mmm...very refreshing. I would like this as my main dish ;)

Biren 5/6/10 17:19

This is such a refreshing salad and great for this time of the year! Love the colors!

Jeannie 5/6/10 17:50

I don't make salad often but if I do make some, it would definitely hv tomatoes and cucumbers in it. Always love them in salad. Yours looks perfect!

sangeeta 5/6/10 18:20

perfect picture....the dressing must have been really good....i make a salad with these ingredients but with an uncooked dressing .......this should be a great variation.

Cooking with Kait 5/6/10 18:21

Simple and refreshing. Great salad.

Mother Rimmy 5/6/10 18:25

Simple and fresh is always the best way to go, isn't it? Lovely salad!

Krishnaveni 5/6/10 18:35

looks really refreshing and colourful

Fimère 5/6/10 19:13

moi qui adore le concombre je trouve cette salade parfaite pour les jours ensoleillés
bon weekend

Heavenly Housewife 5/6/10 19:31

The perfect summer side dish, refreshing and colourful. Love it.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

Carol 5/6/10 19:47

Looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect salad!

Cook with Madin 5/6/10 22:57

Lovely salad and looks refreshing.

Claudia 5/6/10 23:06

Lovely summer fare - it is definitely enhanced by the citrus! My favorite way to eat in the summer.

tasteofbeirut 6/6/10 00:14


This is my favorite salad ever!

lululu 6/6/10 01:18

i was looking for a recipe for tomato cucumber salad, and came across with yours.
it sounds wonderful that u actually cooked the shallot and garlic before u put them in the dressing.

Magic of Spice 6/6/10 02:14

Beautiful and refreshing salad...perfect for warming weather!

Stella 6/6/10 03:24

Hey Angie, this is probably my favorite type of salad to whip up and have with hot food! Yours looks so good...
Ooh, I need to look at those milano cookies on your front page!

Joy 6/6/10 03:56

Tomato and cucumber couldn't come any better!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ 6/6/10 04:05

Tomato cucumber salad is always my favourite! Nice colors ya! :D

The Cilantropist 6/6/10 06:49

Wow, I literally just made almost this exact same thing for myself for lunch today!!! What an awesome coincidence! ;) I can say from first hand experience that this is a delicious, healthy, fresh salad.

Trissa 6/6/10 06:55

The salad is gorgeous - lots of colour, flavour (especially with the citrus dressing!) and healthy.

Nirvana 6/6/10 08:36

There's an Indian version of this that's very similar, using coriander instead of parsley. It's refreshing alongside a spicy dish. It's a really colourful salad.

Parita 6/6/10 10:55

Love this colorful salad, perfect for summers!

Lazaro Cooks! 6/6/10 14:45

Great summer salad.


Christine@Christine's Recipes 6/6/10 15:36

Tomato and Cucumber are good partners for making salad. Love it!

Priya 6/6/10 15:51

Very catchy and colourful salad..

Padhu 6/6/10 17:07

Such a refreshing salad !! Love it very much

My Little Space 6/6/10 17:17

This looks simply wonderful! Do you think it goes well with ricotta cheese? Hope you're having a nice day.
Cheers, Kristy

wenn 6/6/10 17:23

ver simple recipe..will definitely try this..thx!

Vrinda 6/6/10 18:25

Very refreshing salad....

Mary 6/6/10 18:36

The color here makes this salad so appealing. Great job! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Food For Tots 6/6/10 19:06

I must try this salad. It looks so simple, healthy and delicious! Bet my son will love it. ;)

Fresh Local and Best 6/6/10 19:38

This looks like such a refreshing bright summer salad! i love cucumbers with tomatoes.

Ivy 6/6/10 19:55

One of my favourite salads which I made very often which a few minor changes.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 6/6/10 20:13

Just the kind of salad I love to eat/make during the warm season!



Katie@Cozydelicious 6/6/10 21:02

This is one of my most favorite summer dishes! So fresh and yummy. With a sprinkle of feta cheese I can just eat this for dinner.

Devaki 7/6/10 00:14

Dear Angie - How wonderful this would be with a side of grilled meat and some fresh naan or pita! Wonderful summer flavors in a bowl.

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

OysterCulture 7/6/10 01:50

Simple and refreshing, this dish speaks summer to me. It sounds so delicious.

Big Boys Oven 7/6/10 03:07

the salad looked absolutely gorgeous, defintely will go well with my grill fish tonight!;)

Kitchen Corner 7/6/10 03:54

This salsa is great! Refreshing! Healthy too!

Sook 7/6/10 04:46

Mmmm so refreshing and healthy!

theUngourmet 7/6/10 06:52

Such a fresh and beautiful summer salad! Delicious!

noobcook 7/6/10 09:06

your salad looks refreshing and crunchy :)

5 Star Foodie 7/6/10 15:30

A perfectly simple and delicious salad! A cucumber tomato combo salad is always my summer favorite!

Cinnamon-Girl 7/6/10 17:30

This is so light and fresh Angie! A perfect side dish for Summer. Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!

Nostalgia 7/6/10 18:37

Looks refreshing and truly summery

Rachana Kothari 7/6/10 20:38

Such a refreshing and delicious Salad!

lisaiscooking 7/6/10 22:54

Looks wonderful for summer!

Cynthia 8/6/10 01:54

So refreshing, so colourful.

A Canadian Foodie 8/6/10 03:25

How can you go wrong with such simple and fresh ingredients - though I couldn't make it without adding feta. I have eaten tomato, onion, cucumber and feta as my meal for so many nights of my youth - but still cannot get enough of it. YUMMMM.

Chow and Chatter 8/6/10 03:26

wow love this salad great for a picnic thanks for coming on my trips with me love ya

Beachlover's Kitchen 8/6/10 04:26

this salad is great for backyard bbq party!! easy and cool!!

sweetlife 8/6/10 05:10

this is the perfect summer salad, so light and refreshing


Joy 8/6/10 05:32

I like your salad. It seems perfect for the summer.

tigerfish 8/6/10 12:58

Indeed! A nice refreshing simple salad!

Bridgett 8/6/10 18:39

This is a beautiful salad to keep things like when the weather turns really warm, like it is where I live. I will be trying this recipe soon. Thank you for sharing.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 8/6/10 19:47

Very pretty and refreshing....and it' making me crave pita, hummus and kebabs LOL

Tasty Eats At Home 8/6/10 22:59

Side dish? I'd be happy to have this as the main course! So refreshing, summery, and delicious!

grace 9/6/10 17:40

this dish pretty much epitomizes spring. the crunch of the cukes and the juicy squirt of the maters would combine wonderfully in the mouth--bravo, angie!

srividhya Ravikumar 25/6/10 17:57

Salad looks delicious.. do drop in at my site whenever.. following you..

A Thought For Food 25/6/10 20:12

Every Friday night for Shabbat dinner, my parents would order a big container of "Israeli Salad". basically... it's exactly what you made and I love it. Try it with a slices of hard boiled egg... when mixed with the lemon juice, it creates a lovely dressing.

Turmericnspice 29/6/10 04:58

nice colorful salad for hot summer days


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