Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad is an easy and perfect snack or appetizer for BBQs and picnics, or to munch on during a warm summer day. It's light and refreshing, yet incredibly delicious and healthy!
This tomato salad is one of my favorites to make during the spring and summer months. It is incredibly easy and tasty, plus it travels well for picnics or BBQs.
I always make a double batch and eat a big portion for lunch throughout the week. Because the tomatoes and balsamic give it a sort of "sweet" flavor, my children love it. This makes it a great choice as healthy snack or lunch for the kids, too.
balsamic tomato cucumber salad ingredients
This super simple salad is made with
- balsamic vinegar
- garlic salt
Red onions work the best, but you can use yellow onions if that is what you have on hand. I use plum tomatoes because they are less "pulpy" than other varieties.But feel free to use your favorite tomato! Doing so will not change the deliciousness of this salad.
For the garlic salt, I use Lawry's. It has parsley in it and really kicks up the flavor in the recipe. I love this garlic salt and use it in a lot of recipes to amp things up!
how to make balsamic tomato cucumber salad
Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Salad is incredibly simple to make. It requires 2 easy steps:
- Chop the tomatoes and cucumbers, and slice the onions.
- Add the oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
You can then serve immediately or chill for a few hours, or overnight. I like letting it sit overnight in the fridge so the flavors "marry". You can then serve it at picnics or BBQs or eat as a healthy and refreshing snack throughout the week.
I enjoy eating this salad as a light lunch for a few days after big holiday dinners. It works beautifully as a refreshing detoxer!
Tomato Cucumber Balsamic Salad
- 3 cucumbers
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 red onion
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3-4 tbsp garlic salt with parsley (I use Lawry's)
- Slice cucumbers and tomatoes and half each slice.
- Thinly slice onion.
- Mix cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl. Add oil, vinegar, and garlic salt and mix well.
- Taste and add garlic salt and balsamic to your liking.
- Chill and adjust seasonings after 24 hours if desired.
This salad works great for picnics because it transports well and is best at room temperature.
storing tomato salads
Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad will last for about 3 days in the fridge before the tomatoes become too soft to enjoy.