Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
This delicious low-carb Paleo cucumber tomato salad contains minimal and fresh ingredients. Eat on its own or pair with one of Mom Eats Paleo’s protein-filled meals.
Have a fresh ingredient-filled side dish that is ready to eat in less than 10 minutes that will feed a large family or event! This cucumber salad is quickly executed and makes the perfect summer side dish. It’s vibrant colors, and low-carb nutrient profile makes this salad one you’ll be making all summer long.
This dish is perfect for those on a budget because it utilizes in-season produce. To save money more, make a homemade Paleo version of the Italian dressing with the pantry staples in your kitchen.
While this dish is ready to eat after preparation, I LOVE this salad the next day after being refrigerated and able to marinate together all night. So, if you have time the evening before to prep this dish, I highly encourage you to do so!
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your cucumber salad turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
What to Serve Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad With
While this low-carb dish is perfect on its own, it’s best paired with these Paleo protein dishes below.
How to Make Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
1. In a large bowl, toss cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, Italian dressing, salt, and black pepper until evenly combined.
Tip: Best served chilled the next day.
How to Store Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
Your salad can be stored in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days for optimal freshness. When ready to eat, toss the salad until the Italian dressing has been dispersed evenly throughout.
Essential Equipment For Making Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
Mixing Bowl – Every home cook should have at least 2 to 3 mixing bowls in their arsenal of different sizes for all your mixing needs.
Tablespoon – Eyeballing ingredients just won’t cut it when it comes to Paleo baking and cooking! When it comes to measuring out your recipes, having durable measuring cups and spoons is essential! The proper measurements will ensure a delicious creation every time.
Sharp Knife – When it comes to sharp knives, I’m not talking about the steak knives hanging out on your counter. I am talking about real high carbon stainless steel knives that cut with ease. These knives will last forever, and you only need one of these bad boys in your kitchen!
More Paleo Side Dishes
Buffalo Hummus – This Paleo buffalo hummus is packed full of heat and is made with a cauliflower base, making this appetizer a must-make for those following a low-carb diet.
Grilled Mango Guacamole – Grab some grain-free chips and dig into this Paleo grilled mango guacamole dish! Indulge your senses with a sweet mango twist in each bite!
Low-Carb Mexican-Style Cauliflower Rice – A low-carb Mexican cauliflower rice side dish that will liven up any taco night without the guilt of eating the traditional version.
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
Produce – Its always best to choose local or organic when you can. If using conventional toppings, make sure to wash and peel as necessary.
Italian Dressing – If you are short on time and have room in your budget, purchasing a Paleo-approved Italian dressing from Primal Kitchen (click here to get 10% with code PALEOMOMOFTWO) is my first choice. If you have time and the ingredients, you can make a homemade version of this dressing. My favorite Italian dressing recipe is from Paleo Grubs.
Paleo Cucumber Tomato Salad
- In a large bowl, toss cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, Italian dressing, salt, and black pepper until evenly combined. Best served chilled.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.