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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This simple cucumber tomato salad is always the star of the show with its sweet tangy vinaigrette, rich creamy mozzarella, and crisp summer veggies.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cucumber Tomato Salad, Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe, How Do I Make Cucumber Tomato Salad, How To Make Cucumber Tomato Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 328kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Salad

  • 3 English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup red onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss the sliced cucumbers with 1 teaspoon salt, then allow to sit 1 hour at room temperature to "sweat". Drain off liquid.
  • Add tomatoes, mozzarella, onions and dressing to drained cucumbers and toss until ingredients are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Adjust seasoning and serve. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1.2mg