I am excited to have partnered with Hidden Valley® Ranch to bring you this fresh Creamy Cucumber Tomato salad recipe!
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect side salad for any time of year! It is packed with juicy ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and fresh herbs and all topped off with a delicious creamy dressing for a healthy addition to your menu plan!
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
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Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect dish for spring and summer (in fact, I make it all year round). It is versatile, packed with deliciously healthy flavors and it lasts for several days in the fridge! I love options that I can prep in advance and enjoy all week for lunch or a quick side at dinner.
Sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best dishes, in this case ripe juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sweet white onion and fresh herbs tossed in a delicious creamy dressing. The combination of tomatoes, cucumbers and onions is classic (like in Greek pasta salad) and for good reason!
The cucumber in this salad makes it very refreshing, I like to leave the skin on the cucumber for added flavor and texture. You can use any kind of tomato in this recipe, including cherry or grape. Whatever you prefer, or have on hand will work well. Because the flavors of this dish are very simple, you’ll want to choose the best tomatoes you can and if it’s summer and you happen to have garden fresh, that’s definitely a bonus!
I mentioned that this recipe is versatile; you can use the tomato of your choice, however you’ll want to use white onions (with a white papery skin). These are different than a the typical yellow onion as they have a milder flavor and are a bit sweeter. I sometimes soak the onion slices in ice water while I’m preparing the rest of the ingredients so it has a little bit less “bite”.
Keeping in the versatile spirit of this recipe, you can use your favorite herbs in this recipe (I used parsley, dill and basil), but whichever you choose, fresh is best. There is only one ingredient that I recommend sticking to solidly, and that is the delicious Ranch dressing!
This recipe features NEW Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch dressing to make prep extra quick. I love them because they have that great Hidden Valley ranch flavor you already love but these are made with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. They’re made with ingredients you know and love like buttermilk, garlic, onion, herbs and spices! Hidden Valley Simply Ranch is located in the dressing aisle at Walmart.
Hidden Valley Simply Ranch dressing is available in three delicious flavors that would all work well in this recipe! Original Classic Ranch, Cucumber Basil Ranch and Chili Lime Ranch (which I think would be amazing with cilantro in this recipe). You can grab a coupon here to save $0.75 on any bottle of Simply Ranch dressing at Walmart.
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad pairs well with grilled chicken for a quick dinner, or it makes for a great healthy lunch. The simple ingredients make it an easy weeknight staple and you can grab everything you need at Walmart. Considering that the salad gets yummier as it rests in the refrigerator, it is practically perfect for picnics and parties; you can make it ahead of time and serve later for rave reviews!
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 English cucumber
- 1/2 white onion , sliced
- 3 tablespoons fresh herbs
- 1/3 cup Hidden Valley ® Simply Ranch Cucumber Basil Ranch
- Dice tomatoes and cucumbers into bite sized pieces.
- Add vegetables and herbs into a medium sized bowl.
- Toss with Hidden Valley Simply Ranch Cucumber Basil Ranch and season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.
Note: I used basil, dill and parsley. Any fresh herbs are great in this recipe including cilantro, chives and tarragon.
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