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Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad with Mozzarella

A Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad Recipe with mozzarella. This delicious garden vegetable salad is seasoned with a light vinaigrette dressing.

 

Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad

 
Summer just screams salads, doesn’t it?  Especially with all these summer veggies coming out of the garden.   Cool refreshing cucumbers and tomatoes fresh from the garden are to die for, don’t you agree?  This flavorful Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad uses some of these garden vegetables plus a few other amazing flavors. 
 
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garden vegetable salad
 
We all love a great lettuce salad but sometimes everyone wishes to get away from the plain lettuce based salad.  So we created this garden vegetable salad utilizing the veggies in season right now.  But an amazing thing about this salad is all these ingredients can be found year around in our local grocery store.   So we don’t have to wait till summertime to enjoy this combination of flavors.  NOTE: Just remember don’t add the fresh mozzarella until just prior to serving. 
 
 

What is in this Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad:

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 purple onion, sliced thin
  • 6 oz can of sliced black olives
  • 4 tablespoons  fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inches pieces

Dressing ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 

How to Make a Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad:

 

cucumbers, tomatoes and olives in a blue bowl

 

In a large bowl add your tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced black olives.

 

adding purple onions

 

Peel your purple onion and cut in half vertical so that the slices show.  And slice one half of the onion into thin slices and add them to your tomato cucumber olive salad. 

 

 

Slice or chop your fresh basil and parsley into small pieces and add to the vegetables. 

TIP:  We use these herb scissors for a fast and easy way to chop all of our fresh herbs

 

vingerette dressing

 

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, add olive oil, both vinegars, sugar, salt, dried oregano and black pepper.  Whisk all ingredients until very well combined or emulsified. 

 

adding dressing to tomato, cucumber and olive salad

 

Pour your salad dressing over the cucumber, tomato and black olive combination. 

 

tossing the garden vegetable salad

 

Toss all the ingredients for this garden vegetable salad together well.  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. 

 

garden vegetable salad

 

Remove from the refrigerator and toss in the mozzarella pieces and gently combine.  Serve immediately.

 

Other summer salads:

 

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Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad Recipe

A Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad Recipe with mozzarella. This delicious garden vegetable salad is seasoned with a light vinaigrette dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
chilling time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: garden vegetable salad, light vinaigrette dressing., Tomato Cucumber Olive Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1-2 cucumbers peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 purple onion sliced thin
  • 1 6 oz can sliced black olives
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into 1/2 inches pieces

Dressing ingredients:

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add your tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced black olives.
  • Peel your purple onion and cut in half vertical so that the slices show. And slice one half of the onion into thin slices and adding to your tomato cucumber olive salad.
  • Slice or chop your fresh basil and parsley into small pieces and add to the vegetables. TIP: We use these herb scissors for a fast and easy way to chop all our fresh herbs
  • In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, add olive oil, both vinegars, sugar, salt, dried oregano and black pepper. Whisk all ingredients until very well combined or emulsified.
  • Pour your salad dressing over the cucumber, tomato and black olive combination.
  • Toss all the ingredients for this garden vegetable salad together well. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and toss in the mozzarella pieces and gently combine. Serve immediately.

Notes

Just remember don't add the fresh mozzarella until just prior to serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1068IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe Rating




Theresa

Monday 12th of August 2013

This was so yummy! Hope your having a great summer!

sweetsav

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

I can see why this is your favorite salad. Everything about it is good.

Karly

Monday 24th of June 2013

This was a great summer salad!

Diane

Sunday 23rd of June 2013

Looks delicious!! I love this colorful salad! YUM

Adelina

Saturday 22nd of June 2013

Summer is for salads! This was so yummy and we loved all those colors.