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Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad

This bright, fresh recipe is so easy to prepare. It helps us to find a use for the many vegetables we accumulate from our garden and from friends who kindly share vegetables, too. —Jodie Gharbi, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Greek olives, sliced
  • 2 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. Drizzle with half of the dressing; toss to coat. Arrange salad greens on a large serving plate; spoon tomato mixture over top. Sprinkle with cheese and pine nuts and drizzle with remaining dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 209 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Treag
    Aug 29, 2014

    This salad was very good and had great flavor. I will be adding this to my regular summer menu plan.

  • domesticgodess
    Sep 3, 2013

    We loved this. A nice way to use fresh veggies from the garden. You can make the night before too.

  • mmartin3275
    Jun 18, 2012

    Fresh is definitely appropriate for this Mediterranean-styled salad. Easy to prepare and perfect for a summer dinner!

  • daisey5
    Jul 6, 2011

    I loved it. The only changes I made was not to use the mint as I did not have any and used ripe olives in place of the greek ones.

  • jlwgharbi
    Jun 9, 2011

    Fresh, easy, healthy.... luv it!