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Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This is a super simple salad that can be thrown together at the drop of a hat. The mozzarella gives it that satisfying and filling quality. You could leave it out for a vegan salad, adding white beans instead. You can also add some black olives to this salad for more interest, but back off a little on the salt if you do.
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Lunch, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6 people as a side dish
Calories: 223 kcal
  • ¼ to ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 dry pints mixed color cherry tomatoes 4 cups
  • 8 ounces ciliegine mozzarella balls
  • salt and freshly black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the sliced red onions in a small bowl and cover with water. Let onions soak for at least 10 minutes to make them less pungent. Drain away the water, pat the onions dry with a clean kitchen towel and place them in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the Dijon mustard, white balsamic vinegar and salt. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified and season with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  3. Slice the English cucumber in half lengthwise and then slice crosswise into ¼-inch halfmoons. Cut the cherry tomatoes and the little mozzarella balls in half horizontally. Add the cucumbers, tomatoes and mozzarella balls to the bowl with the red onions. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss together. Let the vegetables sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Before serving, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and tear in the fresh basil.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 847IU17%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 214mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.