Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad


Light and refreshing, 
this creamy cucumber tomato salad is a hit with any meal!


It’s a classic salad that’s good on its own or served with grilled chicken, fish, pork or burgers or grilled steak. In other words, it’s a tasty side dish that goes for most any meat!

Versions of this salad have been floating around for years, including, vinegar, sugar, yogurt, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, red wine or balsamic vinegar in the dressing, adding all sorts of fruits and veggies the mix:  bell peppers, cranberries, grapes, or radishes.  Then there are herbs:  parsley, dill, basil, and on and on.


This is my take on it:  a sour cream, celery salt based dressing combining cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions.  

It’s pretty simple, pretty easy, and pretty good!


Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
Printable recipe


For salad:
1 cucumber, diced
½ pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 red onion, sliced


For dressing:
½ cup light sour cream
½ teaspoon celery salt
½ to 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder


Method:
Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl.
Add vegetables and combine gently.
Chill before serving.



Enjoy!

31 comments:

  1. Simple, fresh and tasty...that's how I love my daily salad!

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    1. Me too, Angie! Have a great rest of the week!

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  2. Pam, A very appealing summertime/warm weather salad! We've been eating a lot of heirloom tomatoes sliced on top of Romaine leafs. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! The tomatoes have been really good this summer. Take care

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  3. Love this salad Pam, looks absolutely delicious we love cucumber!!!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! We really love cucumber too, and it goes well here. Take care

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  4. My husband loves this salad so much☺

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    1. That's great, Natalia, so does mine, one his favorites! Thanks!

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  5. I usually make a similar salad with oil and vinegar. Love the idea of a sour cream dressing! This looks excellent -- thanks.

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    1. Hi John! Yes, I've made it with oil and vinegar also and love that way also. Thanks!

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  6. This looks great, plus it is keto compliant!

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    1. Hi Anne! Yes, perfect for your keto diet.

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  7. This sounds really good I wish I could eat onion but allergic, so I will just add fennel or garlic!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! We eat a lot of onion here, but I understand the allergy thing, fennel would be good with this also.

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  8. I am loving the sound and the look of this salad...creamy and refreshing...what else can you ask from a salad? Thanks for sharing the recipe Pam!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Juliana! I agree, it's creamy delicious and refreshing, perfect with grilled chicken or fish. Thanks and have a great weekend!

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  9. The greeks have a salad named 'tzaziki'. It's mainly yogurt, cucumbers and herbs. Whether made at home or bought at the supermarket, it's quite good. I like it.
    Well, I imagne your recipe with the addition of tomatoes is even more attractive and tasty!

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    1. That sounds great to me, Duta! Bet it's delicious too. I can definitely eat either without tomatoes though. Thanks! And have a great weekend!

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  10. I've been picking lots of cukes and tomatoes here lately so this recipe will be made soon! Thanks, Pam!

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    1. That's great, Susan! Enjoy and thanks for the visit!

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  11. Pam, this one brings back memories. I somehow believe the version we made had green grapes in it too. Haven't made or had it in awhile so it's high time I make it again, but without the grapes this time.

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    1. Hi Ron! Sounds good with the grapes, will have to try that. Thanks for the visit!

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  12. Lovely salad! I like them simple, like this!

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  13. Dear Pam, Looks delicious to go with dinner. xo Catherine

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  14. An earlier generation just ate chopped up vegetables (including yours plus radishes and some others) with sour cream and sometimes also cottage cheese. Sometimes it was called Farmer's Chop Suey. Really a classic.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Never had it with cottage cheese, bet it's good! And I've never heard of FCS!. Perfect name for it. Thanks, Mae!

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  15. What a great old fashioned recipe. Such a classic. It is always the celery salt that makes it, I think!

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