Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Salad Recipe: Ultimate Light Meal Salad

This simple, yet flavorful Cucumber, tomato, and onion salad is great when you want a lighter lunch or dinner. It’s also delicious on the grill!


  • 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 piece medium size cucumber
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup minced fresh basil


There are a few ways to make this recipe. You can just slice the Cucumber, tomatoes, and onions, and then mix them in a bowl. Or you can roast the Cucumber, tomatoes, and onions first, before mixing them with other ingredients. Whichever method you choose, you’ll end up with a tasty and colorful salad that’s full of vitamins A and C.

Make sure to use ripe, red tomatoes when making this recipe. They’re sweeter and have more flavor than green tomatoes. As for the onion, use any type of onion that’s sweet and mild-tasting.

You can serve this Cucumber, tomato, and onion salad with crackers, pita bread, or your favorite sandwich filling. If you like it spicy, throw some diced jalapenos in there!