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Summertime Cucumber,

Onion and Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, Onion Salad

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A cucumber, tomato, and onion salad made with ranch yogurt dressing is a refreshing and delicious dish that's perfect for the summer months or any time you want a light and healthy salad. It combines the crispness of cucumbers, the juiciness of tomatoes, and the mild bite of onions, all dressed with a tangy and creamy ranch yogurt dressing.

You Will Need

1/2 Cup Yogurt Ranch Dip (directions below)

1/4 Cup Heavy Cream

2 Large Cucumbers

1 Carton Cherry Tomatoes

1 Small To Medium Onion

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

Boiled Eggs (optional)

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Storing cucumber, tomato, and onion salad requires some care to maintain its freshness and texture. Here are the steps to store the salad properly:

  1. Refrigeration: Place the salad in an airtight container or cover the salad bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a lid.

  2. Separate the dressing: If possible, store the salad dressing separately from the vegetables to prevent the salad from becoming too soggy or the flavors from blending too much.

  3. Keep it cool: Store the salad in the refrigerator at a temperature of 40°F (4°C) or below. Avoid leaving the salad at room temperature for an extended period to prevent bacterial growth.

  4. Best consumption timeframe: Cucumber, tomato, and onion salad are best when consumed within 1 to 2 days of preparation. The vegetables can release water over time, making the salad watery and less appealing.

  5. Re-toss before serving: If you're serving the salad after it has been stored, give it a gentle toss to redistribute the dressing and flavors.

  6. Note about cucumber: Cucumbers tend to release moisture, which can affect the salad's texture. If you notice excessive water after refrigeration, you can drain the liquid before serving.

  7. Consider adding dressing before serving: If you plan to serve the salad later, add the dressing just before serving to keep the vegetables crisp and fresh.

Keep in mind that cucumber, tomato, and onion salad is best enjoyed when freshly prepared. If you anticipate having leftovers, it's a good idea to prepare only the amount you'll consume immediately and add the dressing as needed. This way, you can maintain the salad's freshness and avoid potential texture changes caused by storing it for too long.


Make Yogurt as you would, I use the following recipe.

Mix 3/4 cup Ranch Seasoning to make the dip, to make the dressing take 1/2 cup dip and add 1/4 Heavy Cream.

slice cucumbers, add cherry tomatoes, peel and slice one small to medium onion, (separate slices) add your dressing, and salt and pepper Mix well.

Note-  You can also do this with

1 16 oz Sour cream, 1 packet ranch seasoning.

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Cucumber, tomato, and onion salad is a delightful and refreshing dish that captures the essence of summer in every bite. With its vibrant colors, crisp textures, and harmonious flavors, this salad is a true celebration of simplicity and natural goodness. Whether enjoyed as a side dish at a barbecue, a light lunch on a sunny day, or a quick and healthy addition to any meal, this salad is sure to brighten your taste buds and bring a burst of freshness to your table. Embrace the season's bounty with this classic combination, and savor the joy of this easy-to-make, yet incredibly satisfying salad, and in this quick video I'll show you how to do it. Bon appétit!

How-to Video

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As you browse through the multitude of salad recipes, you'll discover a wide variety of ingredients, from fresh and crisp vegetables to succulent fruits, tender proteins, and flavorful dressings. Each recipe offers a unique combination of flavors and textures, showcasing the creativity and diversity of culinary traditions from around the world.

Salad Recipes

There are countless types of salads, each with its unique combination of ingredients, flavors, and dressings. Here are some popular and diverse types of salads enjoyed around the world:

  1. Caesar Salad: A classic salad featuring romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing, often garnished with anchovies.

  2. Greek Salad: A Mediterranean delight with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, olives, and feta cheese, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with oregano.

  3. Waldorf Salad: A sweet and crunchy salad made with apples, celery, walnuts, and sometimes grapes, dressed with mayonnaise or a yogurt-based dressing.

  4. Cobb Salad: An American salad with a mix of chopped lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, boiled eggs, bacon, grilled chicken, blue cheese, and a vinaigrette.

  5. Niçoise Salad: A French salad featuring tuna, boiled potatoes, green beans, olives, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and anchovies, typically dressed with olive oil.

  6. Caprese Salad: An Italian classic made with ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and balsamic glaze or vinaigrette.

  7. Fruit Salad: A refreshing combination of various fresh fruits, such as watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and more, often drizzled with honey or a citrus dressing.

  8. Pasta Salad: A versatile salad with cooked pasta, vegetables like bell peppers and cherry tomatoes, olives, and often dressed with vinaigrette or creamy dressing.

  9. Tabbouleh: A Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur wheat, finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, mint, green onions, and dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

  10. Spinach and Strawberry Salad: A mix of baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, candied nuts, and feta cheese, often served with a balsamic vinaigrette.

  11. Thai Beef Salad: A flavorful Thai salad featuring grilled beef, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, mint, and a zesty lime dressing.

  12. Waldorf Chicken Salad: A variation of Waldorf salad with the addition of diced or shredded chicken for a heartier meal.

These are just a few examples, and the possibilities for salad creations are nearly endless. Salads provide a great opportunity to explore diverse flavors, use seasonal ingredients, and adapt to various dietary preferences and requirements. Whether you prefer a light side salad or a hearty main course, there's a salad to suit every taste and occasion.

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