Recipe: Tomato Cucumber Salad


From burgers and hot dogs to corn and potato salad, there are staples guaranteed to be spotted at a Summer BBQ. While these classics are just that for a reason, there is one thing they’re all lacking — greens. Add an extra punch of vegetables with this healthy and refreshing summer recipe that the whole crowd will love! This quick and easy recipe is ready in just 10 minutes and yields about four servings.


For the Salad:

  • 5 large tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt + 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano


In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well blended.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss together gently.

Cover the bowl with plastic and let sit at room temperature until ready to serve, or 1 to 3 hours. This allows the flavor to meld together.

Serve the salad and enjoy this healthier summer side dish!

Variation Ideas:

You can add anything into this salad to make it your own! Here are some ideas for some additions:

  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Fresh mozzarella cubes
  • Diced avocado
  • Almond slivers
  • Dried cranberries
  • Black olives

Alexa Grubb, MS, RD, LDN |

“I enjoy being a dietitian because I get to build connections with my staff and residents daily which allows me to provide the best medical nutrition therapy to them to improve their overall quality of life. I get the chance to see people become excited about food instead of fearful or scared, and that is so rewarding.”

Alexa Grubb has been a Registered Dietitian since 2021 and started at HCSG in 2023. She lives in her new home in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, with her husband and her two golden retrievers. When she is not working, she enjoys long hikes and cooking different recipes.

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