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Pesto Tomato-Cucumber Salad

My sister and I created this fresh salad at one of our "recipe nights" and it's been a hit at every party since! Try red pepper flakes for a little kick if you'd like, or add Greek pepperoncini. —Jennifer Freier, Algonquin, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large tomatoes, quartered and sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 medium peeled and seeded cucumbers, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced


  • Whisk salad dressing, pesto, salt and pepper. Toss with tomatoes, cucumbers and onion. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 82 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • rwippel
    Jan 25, 2020

    This is a good change up. I don’t know if it beats the original tomato, cucumber, onion salad, but it is a nice twist.

  • lshaw
    May 3, 2019

    Purple, red, and green--what vibrant colors for this ensemble! Refreshing taste as well. Quick and easy to throw together. Will repeat.

  • gld2bmom
    May 23, 2017

    This unique recipe is as flavorful as it is colorful! This salad tastes fresh and would be great to serve on a summer day!