Tomato and Cucumber Salad

My Favourite Salads

Tomato and Cucumber Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1494Thank God today is cool and pleasant day. The last two days have been so hot…. I decided to have cucumber salad. Cucumbers have 95% water content per volume, so technically they contain no fat or carbohydrates and have a very low calorie content. They are described as a popular diet-friendly snack. All that water gives the cucumber a refreshing quality that’s great on a hot summer day.

Tomato and Cucumber Salad myfavouritepastime.com_0679Have you ever wondered why we say “as cool as cucumber?” According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the inside temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20° cooler than the surrounding temperature. The salad I’m sharing today is rightfully called a diet friendly salad because it’s basically made up of tomato and cucumber and tomatoes have 94% water content per volume. You can top it up with crumbled or diced Feta cheese, which has 56% moisture content, and a mild to sharp tangy and salty flavour. I enjoyed the salad. I hope you do too! Happy blogging!

  • Ingredients
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring (green) onions chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves
  • Cubed or crumbled Feta cheese to top

Tomato and Cucumber Salad myfavouritepastime.com_0670Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Tomato and Cucumber Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1492Mix cucumber, tomatoes and spring onions in a serving bowl.

Tomato and Cucumber Salad myfavouritepastime.com_1491Pour dressing over the salad, toss to combine and top with some Feta cheese. Serve.

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring (green) onions chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves
  • Cubed or crumbled Feta cheese to top

Instructions

  1. Mix cucumber, tomatoes and spring onions in a serving bowl.
  2. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and coriander leaves and whisk or shake in jar.
  3. Just before serving, stir in the dressing.

Point to Note:

You can double the amount and use 1 cucumber and four tomatoes.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

25 thoughts

  1. I harvested my first cucumber today. I have a similar salad that I make(only I cheat a bit). 🙂 Feta is such a great addition to a salad like this!

  2. Your salad looks so refreshing and perfect for summer. I love feta cheese so much. I bet it is wonderful in this salad. We have a lot of tomatoes in our garden right now so this is a perfect salad for me to try. Thanks, Liz! P.S. Sorry you had so much trouble with WordPress today. I was on it a lot today, and it seemed to work fine.

    1. Hi Shari,
      I can finally answer my messages, phew. I don’t know what happened. I envy people with gardens. You’re gonna be eating lots of fresh tomatoes. Maybe next year I should have a garden patch. Thanks so much for complimenting the salad and have a pleasant week!
      Liz

  3. Thank you all for liking my posts and leaving me pleasant messages. Somehow I wasn’t able to access my site the whole day today, and now I’ve managed to log in but I can’t access most sites either. Frustrated, I’m off to bed. I hope to chat with you, tomorrow. Have a good day, good evening or goodnight wherever you are. Happy Blogging!!!

    1. Thank you Shanna. Please mail me some fresh veggies from your summer garden (LOL). I hope you’re doing okay? best wishes!
      Liz

    1. Mama D,
      Are you able to access WordPress today? i haven’t been able to do anything the whole day long. I am so tired now I just want to hit the pillow. Have a goodnight!
      Liz

  4. Do you think this would be okay if it’s served chilled or cold? We’re just imagining the feeling/taste of cold crisp cucumber and tomato bits on a warm day. 🙂

    1. Hi Rey and Lyn,
      Oh yes it would be perfectly okay to serve it chilled and cold, and that would be perfect for a warm summer day!
      Liz

  5. I used to hate cucumber until I moved to Germany! They really add cucumber to almost all the meals.. Especially this kind of salad is very common. I will introduce these ideas to my future cucumber salads, they sound delicious 🙂

    1. I tried to leave a message on your blog several times, but I think it never worked. However thanks so much for visiting me and for leaving a message. I’ve always loved cucumber although there are some varieties that are very bitter. I wish you a pleasant day!
      Liz

  6. A delightful fresh “salsa”, too, to serve with a meal. How do you make such evenly-shaped little squares? You must have more patience than I do!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie,
      You’ve cracked me up….first I cut nice long slices, horizontally, then I cut transverse slices, carefully and voila I have my little squares! I love pretty looking things…so I don’t mind the extra minutes.
      `virtual hugs!
      Liz

        1. It’s gonna be warmish today, but so beautiful. Yesterday I snapped cottontails and jackrabbits in the back yard. I’ll try to get a post up today of them. So very cute!

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