Healthy Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Since I don't like salad dressing, I created this simple salad. Not only is it yummy but it is better for you since the only dressing it does have is the one it creates. After we finish eating the veggies, I like to strain the seeds out of the juice and use it as a salad dressing substitute on a green salad. Since you make it in a bowl with a sealable lid, it is great for picnics or potlucks. The prep time also includes refrigeration time.


  1. Add cucumber, tomato and onion to a bowl with a cover.
  2. (preferably tupperware or something similar.) Add garlic salt, pepper and basil to taste.
  3. Seal bowl and shake.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This recipe is excellent! Perfect for a hot summer day. I didn't have any fresh basil on hand so I used dried and it turned out really well.

Patty22 June 05, 2002

Kari - I love this simple salad. I use sweet onions (vidalia, Walla Walla, Maui or Spanish) I can usually find one of them. I use lemon basil (it's a small leafed basil and very good) Love this salad with a steak and baked potatoe. I confess I do like a bit of dressing but usually use a no fal Dijon/ Tarragon dressing - Thanks for posting this good salad

Bergy May 28, 2002

As a Weight Watchers member, I am constantly looking for good, low calorie recipes. This salad was excellent. Since I didn't have fresh basis, I used fresh cilantro instead and it was quite tasty.

Barb in Washington Schlagel June 20, 2002

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