Have this refreshing tomato cucumber salad with mint as a side dish with your lunch or dinner! This healthy salad is super quick and easy – preparation only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!
This week I’ve been harvesting some of my last tomatoes this summer. I always welcome this time with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I get nostalgic because summer is going to be over soon. Gone are the sunny days and the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden.
On the other hand, I am excited about the change of seasons. Excited about the cool breeze and being able to go out in the afternoon without feeling like I’m walking inside a furnace.
I’m also excited about preserving the produce that I’ve planted and grown on my own during the summer. I’ve been canning tomatoes and peppers and there’s more to come.
I’ve also been making a ton of salads and tomato-based recipes, so that I don’t miss out on that fresh, sweet tomato taste. Here I want to share a salad I make quite often – it’s a simple tomato cucumber salad with a tiny refreshing twist – mint!
Tomato Cucumber Salad Recipe
Making this tomato cucumber salad requires a very basic cooking skill: chopping vegetables and throwing them into a salad bowl. Here are the exact steps:
- Wash and chop your tomatoes, cucumber, and onion
- Thinly chop the mint
- Place it all in a bowl and add olive oil
- Add salt to taste
- Serve immediately
What To Serve This Tomato Cucumber Salad With?
You can serve this tomato cucumber salad with meat dishes, fish, hummus, rice-based dishes or bean-dishes.
This salad is low carb, vegan, gluten-free and paleo, so it’s suitable for any diet.
Variations and options
This salad is very simple and therefore super versatile – you can change herbs, add cheese, chicken or chickpeas to make it more filling and turn it into a full meal.
- 3 Tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 red onion (small)
- handful of mint leaves
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- Chop the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion.
- Thinly chop the mint.
- Place everything in a bowl, add olive oil and salt to taste.
- Serve with meat, fish, rice or bean dishes.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 161Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 311mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 4g