A bowl of cucumber and tomato salad

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Look familiar? If you grew up in a Russian or Ukrainian family, chances are you’ll smile looking at this picture. You’ve probably eaten this Cucumber and Tomato Salad or the creamy cucumber and tomato salad that I posted 3 years ago.

Mom’s garden cucumbers and tomatoes are ripening faster than we can eat them and they taste so so good! This salad is easy and delicious. If you can get your hands on the sunflower oil , you should buy it. It will make this salad taste more like Mama’s.

Ingredients for Cucumber and Tomato Salad:

4-6 medium (2 lbs) tomatoes
4-5 small (1 lb) cucumbers, or 1 english cucumber)
1 small onion, thinly sliced (~1/4 lb)
2 Tbsp Sunflower or Extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp fine sea salt, or 3/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Green onion for garnish (optional)

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

How to make Ukrainian Cucumber and Tomato Salad:

1. Slice tomatoes and cucumbers and place them in a large bowl. Thinly slice onion and add them to the salad bowl.

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2. In a small ramekin, stir together 2 Tbsp sunflower oil, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp fine sea salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

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3. Just before serving, drizzle your salad with dressing and add more salt to taste if desired. Don’t add the dressing early or the tomatoes will be too juicy.

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This is so easy and tasty. It always brings back memories for me. What is the staple salad in your family?

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

4.93 from 13 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6
  • 4-6 medium, 2 lbs tomatoes
  • 4-5 small, 1 lb cucumbers, or 1 english cucumber)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced (~1/4 lb)
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower or Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt, or 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Green onion for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes and cucumbers and place them in a large bowl. Thinly slice onion and add them to the salad bowl.
  • In a small ramekin, stir together 2 Tbsp sunflower oil, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp fine sea salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Just before serving, drizzle your salad with dressing and add more salt to taste if desired. Don't add the dressing early or the tomatoes will be too juicy.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: Cauliflower Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Candice Makos
    May 21, 2022

    Starkey is cute. Recipes are great and we’ll as your very helpful hints. Going to try your cucumber and onion salad next. I look forward to your next recipes.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 21, 2022

      Thank you, Candice! I hope you enjoy this one as well. πŸ™‚

      Reply

  • Olivia
    June 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I am new to your food Blog.
    I love how simple and delicious food u prepare. But
    I wanted to ask you if you have vegan recipes. My teenage girl is buying frozen vegan food. I preferred her to do vegan food from scratch.
    Thank you for your time.
    Olivia

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      Hi Olivia, thanks for checking out my blog and recipes. You can check out my diet recipes here.

      Reply

  • Linda
    September 28, 2019

    What are the amounts of ingredients in your strawberry cake. How much whipped cream or sugar etc

    Reply

  • Andrew Skaab
    June 18, 2019

    DOOZGE DOBRE!

    Reply

  • Martha Margetson
    October 23, 2018

    Hi! Do you use fresh lemon juice with the salmon Dijon recipe? Also what do you suggest I serve with salmon? Potato? Rice? Salad?
    Martha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2018

      Yes, we prefer freshly squeezed lemon. We serve it with Potatoes or rice. Sometimes just salad. πŸ™‚

      Reply

      • Melody
        August 19, 2022

        Hi. This salad is so simple and delicious!πŸ‘πŸ» Thank you Natsha!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          August 19, 2022

          You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

          Reply

  • Marina Landman
    February 17, 2018

    This recipe made me smile. My mom makes this salad still. It is super easy to make. We are Russian and the way my mom makes this is with some salt and sour cream. These days we use Vegenaise and sometimes we add green onion. =0)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2018

      I’m glad the recipe brings back fond memories! Thanks for sharing Marina!

      Reply

  • Ben
    June 18, 2016

    Greetings Natasha.
    First of all i have to say that i admire your website and value all you’ve done for society.
    I posted a Facebook status saying i feel that the cucumber is the first to blame when a vegetable salad goes bad.
    Later on i received a lot of angry comments about me being a “VegDummy” as they put it, saying the tomato is the real criminal in the vegetable salad and that its because of it the salad tastes terrible the next day.
    I searched the web and couldn’t find a helping hand. I figured a fruit and vegetable expert as yourself could put an end to the ongoing madness.
    Which of the two ruins the salad faster?
    Please don’t be politicly correct and say it is the lettuce. Just lay it on me as it is.
    Yours Truly,
    Ben.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2016

      Hi Ben, I don’t think one is worse than the other. I try to avoid adding salt to a salad that has cucumbers or tomatoes until just before serving. Surprisingly, with this salad, several of my readers liked it even better the next day (leftovers) – go figure! πŸ™‚ I love both cucumbers and tomatoes so I can’t say anything bad about them. lol. I definitely would not store lettuce overnight though – that wilts after just a few hours in a salad.

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      • Ben
        October 23, 2018

        In other words, the cucumber is to blame.
        Thanks for taking my side Nat!
        Love,
        Ben

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