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Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Salad

Posting Date: 08/29/19

Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Salad

Tomato, Cucumber, Basil Salad is an easy salad recipe that is good in the summer when you have a lot of tomatoes, cucumber, and basil from your garden. It tastes delicious, too. I normally chill the salad first before serving so that it can absorb the flavor of the dressing. The cucumber gets cold and crunchy after chilling it. Perfect on a hot summer day! This is my favorite salad in the summer because it is so easy to make and the tomatoes from the garden are so flavorful than the ones from the grocery store. I am addicted to this salad that I can finish it in 2 sittings. The salad is so flexible, too. You can use feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese. I sometimes swap the basil with mint to add freshness or chives. You can make it simple as is but you can add more stuffs, such as red onion to add crunchiness, olive, etc.

The recipe serves 2-3 people.


  • 3 medium size tomatoes, diced
  • 1 long or English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 8 basil leaves, sliced or torn by hand
  • 1/3 cup diced mozzarella cheese. You could also use feta cheese.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or to taste
  • pinch of salt or to taste
  • pinch of black pepper or to taste


  1. Place diced tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, and basil leaves into a bowl. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top. Add salt and pepper. Toss the salad to mix the dressing. Taste it and add more olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, or pepper if needed.
  2. You can serve it right away or chill it in the fridge before serving. I normally chill it in the fridge first so that the salad has time to absorb the flavor of the dressing. It is also nice to have cold salad and crispy cucumber on hot summer day.

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