This lovely Cucumber Tomato Salad and Dressing Recipe is perfect for a casual dinner night or to take along to a potluck or picnic. This delicious, easy salad recipe is full of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil drizzled with a simple balsamic and oil dressing. You can serve this cucumber tomato salad with whatever main dish you are serving whether it be with chicken, a sandwich or a steak dinner. This salad is even better when everything is in season. You can use whatever mix of tomatoes you like. This salad recipe will keep nicely in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Some of the ingredients in this salad recipe include tomatoes, English cucumbers, basil leaves, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Fresh ingredients make this salad recipe one that you will want to make on a regular basis, full of color and flavor it’s sure to be a favorite. Some balsamic vinegars have been aged for more than 100 years. It is this aging process that makes true balsamic vinegar from Modena in Northern Italy so very expensive. Once you try balsamic vinegar, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. You can make a simple salad dressing by drizzling a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar directly onto your salad.
- 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, diced, about 2 cups worth
- 1 large English cucumber, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced, about 2 cups worth
- 5 large basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons light flavored olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stir well to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!