Friday, April 28, 2023

Our Favorite 3 Ingredient Salad-

tomato cucumber salad

Salad is a staple in our home. We enjoy a nightly salad with our dinner. Sometimes I use lettuce/greens as a base and sometimes I don't. This easy salad is one of my favorites and does not contain any lettuce greens and is made with just 3 basic ingredients. 

Vegetables, Greek Salad, Tomatoes

I originally started making this salad in the summer when tomatoes were flooding the farmer's markets, but I also find wonderful tomatoes "on the vine" available all winter in the supermarkets and Costco or I use flavorful cherry tomatoes.  They make a tasty salad as well. 

Tomatoes, Vegetables, Red, Ripe, Raw

I love the contrast of colors, the flavors, and ease of making this salad. It goes well with almost any meal and lends itself to adding other optional items such as olives, chickpeas, or even radishes. 

Cucumber, Food, Vegetable

I find that when I am in a rush or really hungry, I tend to want to forget about making salad because I don't feel like washing and drying the lettuce or greens. 
These few ingredients are easy to wash and cut up which makes salad making easy.

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tomato salad, onion, cucumber

tomato, olive, and onions

No need to skip a healthy salad when this one is so easy to make!

You can also add more items such as sliced olives, fresh herbs (dill, mint or basil) radishes, chopped orange peppers, avocado, or any other vegetable you like. 

I often eat it with my homemade Russian dressing


  1. I agree - I just love salads of all kinds. Your salad is similar to one I make for lunch. It's based on cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and no greens. (though I've added that at times.) I usually add a few chickpeas for protein and eat it with whole grain crackers. I have to check out your Russian dressing. I usually just make a simple vinaigrette.

  2. The kind of salad that I would make for my husband too.

  3. Salad days are on the horizon for us. Great idea here. Thank you!

  4. What a great combination of vegetables! And so good to know that something delicious can be made with just a couple of easy to find vegetables.

  5. Salads are so perfect for our tropical climate.
    Yours look delish.

    Hugs and blessings, Judee

  6. Yes of course -- salads are the greatest! Sometimes I just start prepping vegetables and adding them to the salad bowl without any real plan, and I stop when it looks good. Other times I follow a real recipe. AND everything in between.

    best... mae at

  7. GRRR my comment disappeared! I need to make more salads for lunch, the meal we have the most trouble planning.

  8. Three of my favorite ingredients! I can't wait till the tomatoes get "good" again!

  9. I make something similar with oil, vinegar, water and a touch of sugar to dress it. SO easy and delicious!!

  10. This is one of my favorite combinations as well. It never occurred to me to mix it with Russian dressing, but that sounds wonderful! Now I am obsessed about Russian dressing. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

  11. This looks delicious....I love tomato in salads!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  12. There's nothing better than a salad to round out a meal, and this one looks so good and refreshing! You're forever the veggie guru go-to! 🥗🍅🥑

  13. Wonderful salad - simple yet tasty and colourful. Sprinkled with some feta and with a slice a crusty bread, and that will be a perfect lunch or dinner for me :)


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