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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad is a refreshing, vibrant dish that brings together two classic garden vegetables. This salad is heart-healthy, crisp, and perfect for a hot summer’s day. It pairs well with a variety of main dishes and is considerate of various diet restrictions, including vegan and gluten-free. The main ingredients include ripe tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers , often complemented by onion and a simple vinaigrette. Many recipes include extras like feta cheese, olives, peppers or even avocado. The Cucumber Tomato Salad is easy to prepare and can be made in large quantities for easy meal prep.
#61
IN SALADS, SANDWICHES & SUSHI
50
CAL / 100G
$0.35
AVG / OZ
Cucumber Tomato Salad
53%
CARBS
39%
FAT
8%
PROTEIN
Cucumber Tomato Salad FAQ
What ingredients do I need to make a Cucumber Tomato Salad?
Do I need to peel the cucumber for the salad?
How do I select the best tomatoes for the salad?
What's the best way to cut the tomatoes for the salad?
Can I use a different type of vinegar instead of red wine vinegar?
How can I make the salad less watery?
How long can I store the leftover salad?
Can I add other ingredients to the salad?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Cucumber Tomato Salad expire?
A homemade cucumber tomato salad can usually stay fresh in the fridge for about 2 -3 days. If you have store-bought salad in an unopened package, it typically stays good 1-2 days after the printed sell-by date. Once opened, you should eat within 2 to 3 days. Freezing cucumber tomato salad is generally not recommended as it would cause the fresh ingredients to become mushy and lose their appeal.
How do you tell if Cucumber Tomato Salad is bad?
Start by checking the smell. If it has an unusual or strong odor, it might be spoiled. Examine the color, ripe tomatoes should have a vibrant red hue and cucumbers should be green and firm. Discoloration or slime indicates that your salad has gone bad. Lastly, if you're uncertain, a taste test will confirm if the flavors are off.
Tips for storing Cucumber Tomato Salad to extend shelf life
• Always store your cucumber tomato salad in the refrigerator. • Keep your salad in airtight containers to maintain its freshness. • Avoid leaving your salad at room temperature for more than two hours. This can accelerate the spoiling process due to the growth of bacteria. • Before storing, dry your washed ingredients thoroughly to prevent them from getting slimy. • If mixed with any dressing, try to consume quicker as the acidity can make the bits soggy and decompose faster.
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Health Info
Macros
6g
CARBS
5g
FAT
1g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
MEDITERRANEAN
VEGAN
Contains these allergens
MILK
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