Quick and Easy Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad
When you need a salad that offers layers of flavors look no further than this quick and easy recipe for Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad. It’s made with cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, red onion and dill dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.
The star ingredient for this recipe is dill and one of the herbs that I remember most when growing up.
Dill looks similar to Queen Anne’s Lace but only greener with beautiful long fronds and tendrils.
This part of the herb can be finely chop and sprinkled in salads, like this one. Or you can use it as part of a quick and easy Dill Dip or even as a garnish.
My mom would slip the flower tops into jars when she canned dill pickles. She also used chopped dill in soups and stews.
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What I love about dill is its heady but fresh flavor that brightens up most dishes. But don’t use too much or it will overpower whatever recipe it’s a part of.
One of the best ways to highlight dill’s fresh taste is to include it in summer salads like this quick and easy Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad.
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This recipe starts with a high quality extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.
You’ll use this dressing over fresh sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and finely chopped red onions.
Drizzle the dressing over these ingredients and dust with dill sprigs.
This side salad pairs well with any grilled meat, poultry and seafood. Enjoy!
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Cucumber Tomato Dill Salad
- 3 cups cucumbers sliced
- 2 cups tomatoes sliced (cherry tomatoes, optional)
- 1/4 cup red onions chopped finely
- 1 tbsp dill chopped finely
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- In a large bowl, place cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and dill. Mix well.
- In a bowl mix olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper together. Drizzle over salad ingredients. Mix well. Serve chilled. Enjoy!