Cucumber and cherry tomato salad
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Homemade cucumber and cherry tomato salad

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Simple and healthy cucumber, cherry tomato and onions salad; ready to eat in just 15 mins

If you’re looking to make a quick and healthy salad with regular veggies, this is the right option for you. Cucumber and cherry tomato salad is very tasty, rich in flavour and will be ready to eat in just 15mins! The Italian seasoning that goes with this healthy salad is the secret to the abundance of flavour it has. Once the veggies are chopped, you just toss the rich Italian seasoning in.

Even though this salad is very healthy, it lacks protein to make a balanced diet. Cucumber and tomato salad can be served with chicken or as sides with other dishes.

Ingredients                                      

Cucumber and cherry tomato salad

1 cucumber, 1 pack of cherry tomatoes, 1 medium size red onion, 75mls of avocado oil, 2 garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon of grounded pepper flakes, fresh chives (optional), 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 fresh lemon and 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.

Ingredient substitutes

If you don’t have all the ingredients for the Italian seasoning, you can sub them for other alternatives, and you will still get the same crunchiness and flavours. Sub Avocado oil for extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil, balsamic vinegar with white or red wine vinegarand and Italian season with pizza seasoning.

Preparation

Seasoning: The Italian seasoning for this healthy salad is easy to make with a few ingredients. Pour 75mls or ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, chopped chives, and ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper.

Mix all together with a teaspoon and set aside. It important to make this seasoning first before chopping your veggies. This will make all the flavours blend together before using.

Cucumber, cherry tomatoes and onions: 1 medium size cucumber, a pack of cherry tomatoes and 1 medium size red onion will make 4 serves. You can reduce the amount used to fit the number of serves. Chop the cucumber and red onion into rounds slices and halve them. The cherry tomatoes can also be halved, and you don’t have to deseed or peel before using.

Homemade Cucumber and cherry tomato salad

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: All RecipesCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

12

minutes
Cooking time

3

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Seasoning: Pour 75mls or ½ cup into a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, chopped chives, and ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Mix all together with a teaspoon and set aside. It important to make this seasoning first before chopping your veggies. This will make all the flavours blend together before using.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Cucumber

  • 1 pack Cherry tomatoes

  • 1 medium size Red onion

  • 75 mls Avocado oil

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • ½ teaspoon Grounded pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • Chopped Fresh chives

Directions

  • Add all chopped vegetables in a mixing bowl.Cucumber and cherry tomato salad
  • Toss Italian seasoning in the bowl and mix gently with a spatula.Cucumber and cherry tomato salad
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top.
  • Serve fresh or chill.

Notes

  • If you’re not ready to eat the salad straight way, cover with a cling film and chill until it’s ready to be used. This will also make the flavours blend with the vegetables more.

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Utensils and tools in this recipe

Chopping board, mixing bowl and spatula (You can buy any of the items on Amazon by clicking the link. This opens a new tab on your browser so you will still remain on this page).

Frequently asked questions

What type of tomatoes can be used for Cucumber and cherry tomatoes salad?

I used small cherry tomatoes for this recipe, but you can also use ripe vine tomatoes and still get the same result. If you’re using bigger tomatoes, it is better to deseed them to remove the extra juice before using.

What onion is used to make cucumber and onions salad?

Red onions are the best for salads, but you can also use white or yellow onions

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