Looking for fast and easy?? This Italian Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe checks all those boxes, but it will not taste like it was fast and easy. Another total win about the recipe is you can make this with garden-grown vegetables.
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One thing I have learned thru my years on Weight Watchers is that finding new ways to try vegetables is a great way to find new ones you like. When I first started on WW i never ate vegetables unless it was a French fry. Making side dishes like this to take to gatherings helps with some control in planning your food at potlucks.
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Italian Tomato & Cucumber Salad Ingredients
Cucumbers– We used slicing cucumbers with the skin and the seeds. You can choose to skin yours and deseed it to personal preference.
Tomatoes– A regular large tomato is what we use and cut down into small pieces. You can use any variety of tomatoes. It comes down to personal preference again.
Italian Dressing– Olive Garden Light dressing is what we used, and any Italian dressing will work for the salad.
Red Onion– White onion or yellow onion will work as well, but I love that they add a bold flavor to this salad and a different color as well.
Feta Cheese-You can substitute regular feta cheese for reduced fat or fat-free feta cheese to lower the point value. Or a feta cheese with flavoring in it.
How To Make Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Start by washing your cucumbers and your tomatoes off.
Get out your knife, cutting board, and a large mixing bowl.
Cut off the ends of the cucumbers make diced cucumber and place them into a large mixing bowl. We give our ends to the guinea pigs, but you can also use them for the compost bin.
You can peel and deseed the cucumbers; we have no issues eating peels and seeds, so we just cut them.
Slice the ends of your tomatoes and throw them out; we give parts of them to the guinea pigs or throw them in the compost bin.
Cut up your tomatoes into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl. You can start mixing tomatoes and cucumbers in the bowl
Cut the ends off your red onion and then slice it in half.
Remove the center of the onion and peel off the skin layers of the exterior of the onion.
Dice your red onions into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
Mix the vegetable components of the salad in the mixing bowl.
Add in the Italian salad dressing and mix everything well.
Serve! You can top the Cucumber salad with Feta Cheese as well!
How To Store Cucumber & Tomato Salad
I do not put feta on mine before putting the leftovers in the fridge. First, remove the excess dressing and store it in an air-tight container for up to 2 days. I never have leftovers longer than a day cause everyone snacks on it.
Other Add-Ins For Italian tomato cucumber and onion salad
- Greek Yogurt
- Grape Tomatoes
- Tomatoes on the Vine
- Cherry Tomatoes
- English Cucumbers
- Pickling Cucumbers
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Greek Dressing
- Yogurt Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
Weight watchers cucumber tomato salad Point Breakdown
I used 3/4 cup of the Olive Garden Reduced fat Italian dressing, which reached 1 point for six servings of this salad. You can mix the vegetables and add dressing to your serving. 2 Tablespoons is 1 point of this dressing, or you can use a different brand with a lower point value.
The feta cheese is optional and will add in points; one teaspoon of feta cheese is zero points to add in some dairy and flavor. Leaving off the points lowers the points on this weight watchers cucumber salad recipe.
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Italian Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe
- Start by washing your cucumbers and your tomatoes off.
- Get out your knife, cutting board, and a large mixing bowl.
- Cut off the ends of the cucumbers and slice the pieces into small pieces and place them into a large mixing bowl. We give our ends to the guinea pigs, but you can also use them for the compost bin.
- You can peel and deseed the cucumbers; we have no issues eating peels and seeds, so we just cut them.
- Slice the ends of your tomatoes and throw them out; we give parts of them to the guinea pigs or throw them in the compost bin.
- Cut up your tomatoes into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
- Cut the ends off your red onion and then slice it in half.
- Remove the center of the onion and peel off the skin layers of the exterior of the onion.
- Dice your red onions into small pieces and add to the mixing bowl.
- Mix the vegetable components of the salad in the mixing bowl.
- Add in the Italian salad dressing and mix everything well.
- Serve! You can top the Cucumber salad with Feta Cheese as well!