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cucumber and tomato salad with olives and basil in a white bowl close up

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


A refreshing and easy taste of summer, this Mediterranean cucumber salad is packed with fresh ingredients and flavors that you can totally make your own!


  • 2 cups chopped, peeled cucumber (1 large cucumber)
  • 1 cup chopped garden fresh tomato (1 large tomato)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs (scant 1/4 cup chopped), optional


  1. Add the cucumber, tomato, onion, and olives to a medium bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and vinegar, and toss gently to combine.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Adjust ingredients to taste (add more of what you like), and add fresh herbs if using.
  5. Serve right away, or keep in the fridge for up to 3 hours before serving.


  • You can use balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar if you prefer.
  • This is so flexible -- add more of anything that you like, and adjust the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and herbs to your liking.
  • I love chopped fresh basil and parsley in this dish. A little fresh dill is also lovely.
  • This salad gets a little soft if left in the fridge more than a few hours, but I still think it tastes really good.
  • This recipes scales up really nicely. I'll often make a huge bowl of it to take to picnics and potlucks in the summer when all of the veggies are so good.
  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Category: side, salad
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cucumber recipe, cucumber salad, salad, olive, tomatoes, healthy, cucumber