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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This cucumber tomato salad recipe is so fresh and simple. It’s filled with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and feta, and tossed in a lemon pepper olive oil dressing. It’s the perfect healthy summer salad for every occasion!

cucumber, tomato, onion, and feta salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta

This bright cucumber tomato salad is just perfect for spring and summer. It’s simple, healthy, and so delicious!

Gather up some cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, add some red onion and feta, toss it all in a lemon olive oil dressing, and you’ve got a great salad ready to go!

Serve this salad before dinner, along with appetizers, as a side dish, or as a quick lunch.

Why you’ll love this Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe:

  • QUICK AND SIMPLE: This recipe is so easy and won’t take more than a few minutes to toss together.
  • FRESH INGREDIENTS: Nothing beats fresh veggies. Make this in the spring/summer while tomatoes are in season for the freshest flavor!
  • HEALTHY: What could be healthier than a fresh salad filled with cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions? It’s light and packed with nutrients!
sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and red onion piled up in a large bowl
how to make cucumber tomato salad step by step photo collage

How to make Cucumber Tomato Salad

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Chop and slice up all your ingredients.
  2. Combine tomato, cucumber, onion, feta, and herbs in a bowl to make the salad.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
  4. When ready to serve, toss the salad with the dressing, and season to taste. Enjoy!
cucumber tomato and onion salad
close up on a bowl of fresh chopped salad

Can I make this ahead of time?

Don’t dress the salad until you’re ready to serve it. Salt draws moisture out of the veggies, so they’ll end up soggy the longer they sit.

What you can do ahead of time is chop up the veggies and combine the rest of the ingredients together. Keep them in a bowl covered with plastic wrap (or an airtight container) in the fridge, and add in the dressing right before serving.

Luckily this recipe won’t take long to make either way, so it’s easy to make right when you’re ready to eat it.

What kind of dressing goes with this cucumber and tomato salad?

I made a simple olive oil dressing for this salad. I didn’t want to mask the flavor of the cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion. It’s a mix of oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the dressing.

Should I peel cucumbers for salad?

I recommend using English cucumbers for this salad so you don’t need to peel them!

If you use a different type of cucumber with a tough or thick skin, then go ahead and peel it first.

What should I serve it with?

This cucumber, tomato, onion, feta salad is simple enough to go with just about everything!

Here are some ideas:

close up on a serving spoon sitting in a salad


  • Wait to toss the salad in the dressing right before serving so that it stays fresh and crisp.
  • Since this salad recipe is so simple, good quality ingredients will go a long way. Pick up some fresh tomatoes and cucumber for the most flavorful results!
  • Switch out the cilantro for different herbs if you prefer, like basil or dill.
  • Add in some (cooked and cooled) quinoa to make this cucumber tomato salad a little heartier!
  • If you prefer, use mozzarella or halloumi instead of feta.

This salad is just so fresh, colorful, and delightful! I love how crisp the veggies are, and the lemon pepper dressing adds just the right flavor, without taking away from the natural taste.

chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and cubed of feta tossed in a lemon pepper dressing

Make this delicious cucumber, tomato, onion, feta salad recipe for a simple lunch, side, or pre-dinner salad. You can’t go wrong with something this flavorful!

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large bowl filled with a colorful cucumber tomato salad


Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta

This cucumber tomato salad recipe is so fresh and simple. It’s filled with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and feta, and tossed in a lemon olive oil dressing. It’s the perfect healthy summer salad for every occasion!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 257kcal


For the Salad

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 English cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 8 ounces feta cheese cubed
  • 1 medium red onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together all the salad ingredients
    1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 English cucumber, 8 ounces feta cheese, 1 medium red onion, 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
    sliced up cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions in a large bowl
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients to make the dressing
    2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp salt
    small bowl of lemon pepper salad dressing
  • When ready to serve, Pour dressing over salad and gently toss until combined. Adjust seasonings to taste
    large bowl filled with ingredients for a cucumber tomato salad


  • Can add chili flakes to make it more spicy.
  • Cilantro can be substituted for your favorite fresh herbs.
  • Add dressing only when ready to serve, otherwise the tomatoes and cucumbers will get too juicy and soft from salt in dressing.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 912IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 2mg

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