One of the best summer salads you can make is keto cucumber tomato salad. It comes together fast and transports easily to any potluck or backyard barbecue you're attending. You'll love the bold and zesty flavors of the cucumber, tomato, and onion in a rich red wine vinaigrette. It is one of those salads that makes sticking to a diet easy!
Of course, you don't have to use a red wine vinaigrette on your keto cucumber tomato salad - you can simply make the salad and put some keto-friendly Italian dressing on there and still have a delicious end result. Here's the recipe:
2 medium cucumbers
6 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing ingredients:
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
First start by cutting the cucumbers into ¼ inch rounds. You can also first slice the cucumber lengthwise and make ¼ inch half moons.
Slice the tomatoes in half. (See below for the easiest way to do this.)
Slice the onions to about ⅛ of an inch thick.
Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in a large bowl.
Next, you're going to make the dressing.
In another bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix well.
Drizzle over the salad.
Toss gently to combine.
The best thing about bringing this salad to someone else's barbecue is that you know you'll have something suitable to eat. It's usually a big hit for anyone whether they're on a diet or not, so why not be sure that you don't leave hungry? Bring keto cucumber tomato salad and make the hostess happy and give yourself a delicious meal. Win win!
Tools Needed to make keto cucumber tomato salad:
How to easily slice grape tomatoes:
First, grab two plates or lids. I use the lids from Chinese food containers. Place the tomatoes in between the lids like a sandwich.
While firmly holding the tomatoes down with the top lid, carefully slice through the tomatoes in between. Boom. You now have perfectly sliced tomatoes with less work!
Questions People Ask about Keto Tomato Cucumber Salad:
There aren't very many ingredients in this salad, but you can make a few substitutions. Cucumber and tomato salad will be just as delicious if you use cherry tomatoes or even large cut up tomatoes instead of grape tomatoes for example. You could also substitute the red onion for Vidalia or white onion if that's all you have at home. Finally, some people like to use English or burpless cucumbers for this salad. That's okay too!
I don't suggest switching the vinegar because balsamic vinegar is higher in carbs than red wine vinegar is. If carbs aren't an issue for you, feel free to change it up!
The recipe takes about 15 minutes to prep, but I like to let it sit for about an hour so that the dressing gives all of the vegetables flavor and the seasonings soften up. Alternately, you can use fresh seasonings instead of dried and your salad will be ready sooner.
You want to store keto cucumber tomato salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay good about 3 days, and then the cucumbers will begin to get mushy.
You definitely can make cucumber and tomato salad ahead of time. I like to make it the night before we plan on having it. By morning, the flavors have all come together really nicely.
For more salad recipes, check out my salad category! You'll find all kinds of different salads there, and some homemade dressings too! Another keto favorite of mine is the Loaded Iceberg Wedge salad. It's made with creamy dreamy homemade blue cheese dressing!
Keto Cucumber Tomato salad is delicious, diet-friendly, and good for you! You'll love how simple this salad is to put together.
- 2 medium cucumbers
- 6 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
- Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- Slice the cucumbers into ¼ inch rounds. Alternately, you can half the cucumber lengthwise first and cut into half moons.
- Cut the tomatoes in half.
- Cut the onion into thin slices.
- Add to a large bowl the cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion.
- In another bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to create the dressing.
- Drizzle the dressing on the salad and gently toss to combine.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information may not be accurate.
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