Tomato, cucumber and onion salad is a refreshing and lively dish that combines the flavors of ripe tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and zesty onions. This simple and delicious salad is the perfect addition to any meal, whether it’s a casual barbecue, picnic or light lunch. With its colorful presentation and delicious mix of ingredients, this salad is sure to please adults and children alike.
The combination of tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and tangy onions creates a refreshing and light salad perfect for hot summer days. This vibrant dish provides a boost of freshness and hydration to the body, making it appealing to adults and children alike.
This salad is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from fresh vegetables. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene, cucumbers provide hydration and essential nutrients, while onions have anti-inflammatory properties. The combination of these ingredients makes the salad a healthy option that adults appreciate for its nutritional value.
*Ingredients you will need:
°4 medium sized tomatoes.
°2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced.
°1 small red onion – thinly sliced.
°1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley.
°1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into small pieces.
°2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
°1 tsp red wine vinegar.
°1 teaspoon of honey (for a touch of sweetness).
°Salt and pepper to taste.
the first step
Combine diced tomatoes, cucumber slices and red onion slices in a large bowl.
The second stage
Add some chopped parsley and a few torn basil leaves. These vibrant herbs will brighten up your salad with their refreshing scent and vibrant color.
The third step
Prepare the dressing by combining the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey (if using), salt and pepper in a separate small bowl and whisking until smooth. This will be the dressing.
The fourth step
Mix the tomatoes, cucumbers and onions with the sauce. Gently toss the salad so that all the ingredients are coated in the dressing. If you want the vegetables to hold their shape, be careful not to mix them too much.
Wait about 10 to 15 minutes before serving the salad for the flavors to blend. The vegetable’s natural juices will begin to flow during this resting period, as the salad is lightly seasoned.
Once the salad has rested, toss it quickly to redistribute the ingredients and bring out the flavors. Check the dressings and make any necessary changes. You can adjust the seasoning to your taste by adding salt, pepper or vinegar.
Prepare a serving plate or individual plates for the tomato, cucumber and onion salad. Sprinkle with a few basil leaves for aesthetic value.
You can serve the salad at room temperature or refrigerate it for a few minutes. The salad is most refreshing when served at room temperature.