Chopped Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemon


It doesn't get easier than a cucumber and tomato summer salad! Fresh cucumber and juicy ripe tomatoes are all you need to really make this salad shine. Marinating cucumbers and tomatoes in vinegar with a touch of lemon zest infuses the dish with tangy citrus flavor.

Photo: Greg DuPree
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
6 cups


  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 English cucumber, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil


  1. Whisk vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Slowly pour in oil; whisk to combine. Add cucumber, tomatoes and shallot and toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours before serving. Just before serving, stir in parsley (or basil). Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 788IU 16%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 18mcg 4%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 272mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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