Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

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This colorful, fresh and tangy tomato-cucumber salad makes a scrumptious side to grilled meats and crusty bread. You won’t believe how easy it is, too!

Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad – This colorful, fresh and tangy tomato-cucumber salad makes a scrumptious side to grilled meats and crusty bread! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Though the term “comfort food” conjures up hearty stews, saucy spaghetti and warm apple pies to most, my idea of it ventures a little outside the box! Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good roast and heap of hot mashed potatoes. But, you know what’s even more comforting? Knowing you can create something fabulous, fast and delicious from a handful of random stuff in your fridge.

That’s just what I did last night!

Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad – This colorful, fresh and tangy tomato-cucumber salad makes a scrumptious side to grilled meats and crusty bread! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Yea, that’s right. This was one of those so-good-I-had-to-tell-you-about-it-NOW recipes. Simple as it may be, this fresh, summery salad made an incredibly scrumptious side to grilled steak and crusty bread. Sliced tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and garlic are simply dressed with a splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss a little fresh parsley and crumbled feta on top, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, colorful and super-simple side for weeknights and Greek nights!

Take it from hubby… he hardly came up for air, he gobbled his plate so fast! Love that boy, garlic breath and all.

Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad – This colorful, fresh and tangy tomato-cucumber salad makes a scrumptious side to grilled meats and crusty bread! | thecomfortofcooking.com

If you love tomatoes (like us), you’ll flip for this tangy, quick summer salad. Serve it on the side of your favorite grilled meats, or as the main event with a big baguette for mopping up extra oil and juices! The bread is the best part, after all…

Feta and parsley aren’t necessary – the salad is delicious without either! But, if you’re craving a little creaminess and extra freshness, go for the good stuff. You can also substitute fresh mozzarella or grated parmesan for the feta, and basil in place of parsley. Get creative with your salad!


Easy Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons good-quality olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta, for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and parsley. Let stand at room temperature to allow flavors to marinate, at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Toss with a large spoon, sprinkle with feta and serve.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. I make a salad like this all summer long, love the freshness!

  2. Gorgeous fresh tomato salad, Georgia! Like Laura, we feast on this salad (creamy cucumber salad, too) all summer long. It just satisfies. Perfect with grilled steak. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  3. An easy peasy salad recipe. It looks crunchy and fresh.

  4. Those beautiful photos just scream summer to me. Sad that it’s Autumn here. :(

  5. So fresh and gorgeous! This is the exact type of salad I’ve been craving lately! I love how flavorful and crisp it is – perfect now that the weather is warming up!

  6. This looks wonderful. I make a summer salad like this with balsamic to go with steaks, burgers, etc. It’s so simple and good!

  7. i grew up eating a salad like this minus the cheese and its always so refreshing. it goes well with roasted dishes as well.

  8. This salad makes me long for warmer weather! it looks so refreshing!

  9. I love fresh salad like this one. Most of my favorite recipes come together when I least expect it. This looks so fresh and amazing. Pinned.

  10. This is one my daughter’s (and mine) favorite salad! She asks me for it every day, although she likes to add sometimes just sour cream and salt…heehe
    Delicious and beautiful pictures!!!! Happy Spring to you!!!!

  11. Looks SO fresh and delish! And I have all the ingredients in my house right now! (Love when that happens!)

  12. This looks incredibly light and delicious, just perfect for spring!

  13. The tomatoes are looking better and better at the store lately. I think it’s time for a fresh, summery salad! Feta makes everything better, in my opinion.

  14. An excellent light and fresh salad for Spring.

  15. Love this salad! So fresh and delicious! I’ve been making something similar lately to go with homemade pizza and I can’t get enough! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

  16. This looks really fresh and appetizing. I love this.

  17. Karrie Lenoir says:

    Love this salad but I add bell pepper to it also – it gives it a gazpachoish taste.

  18. Debbie Homoelle says:

    I am new to your site. I have tried several of your recipes and they are great but this is seriously delicious!! I doubled the recipe and am glad I did because everybody loved it! Thanks for te fantastic recipe!!

  19. This sounds like a nice recipe to try, thanks for sharing this.

    Simon

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