Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing is the perfect way to use up garden veggies.  The homemade dill dressing is packed with flavor.  Add this side dish to any summer meal.

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing Recipe:

It’s garden season, which is my favorite season of the year. Cucumbers and tomatoes are two of the vegetables that grow in my garden my Dad’s garden. Yes, let me clarify. I’m 34 years old, and my Dad still takes care of me.

You see, I live on the farm where my Dad grew up, and my Grandma always had a lovely garden here.  Dad still claims it’s a better location for a garden than his house, so he continues to plant one here, and I personally reap the benefits.

My go-to to use up these vegetables are Cucumbers and Onion Salad and Stewed Tomatoes.  However, I stumbled upon a similar recipe in this creamy cucumber tomato salad in The Best of Country Cooking.  I love using recipes as a starting point, and then modifying them based on what I have on hand or my own preference.

Let me just say, this recipe is all about the homemade dill dressing.  I didn’t even realize I loved dill so much until I made this. The dressing is a creamy base of mayonnaise and olive oil that is flavored with sugar, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic powder. And then, the icing on the cake is a healthy amount of fresh dill.

I brought this to our 4th of July fish fry to share with my entire family, and not a bite was left.  Every single little morsel of cucumber, tomato and pepper was eaten.  It’s light and fresh, and I made it earlier in the day to make life easier.

How to Make Garden Dill Salad:

Instructions:

  1. Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, make homemade dill dressing by whisking together mayonnaise, olive oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Pour dressing over vegetables; stir gently until coated. Sprinkle with fresh dill and toss.

For the full instructions for dill tomato cucumber salad with mayo, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Simple Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing:

  • This cucumber tomato salad is all about the homemade dill dressing.  Use fresh dill, not the dried type.
  • I like to use regular cucumbers that are bountiful in the summer.  Be sure to peel them first, and remove the seeds if needed.
    • To easily remove seeds from cucumbers, cut in half longways, and take a spoon down the center to scoop out the seeds.
  • Substitute English cucumbers for the regular variety. Those do not need to be peeled.
  • Use whatever type of tomatoes you have on hand. I use grape tomatoes cut in half. If you are using a larger tomato, remove the seeds and cut into small chunks.
  • Red, orange or yellow peppers can be substituted for green. Or, omit them if desired.
  • Use Rice wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar, if desired.
  • Eat immediately, or prepare ahead and refrigerate to let the flavors marinate the dill garden salad.

 

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Amish Freezer Slaw

Perfect Microwave Asparagus

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Simple Sour Cream Cucumbers

Simple Sour Cream Cucumbers is an old fashioned summer salad featuring garden cucumbers and onions. The sauce is a delightfully easy sour cream base flavored with with a pinch of tarragon. 

Broiled Tomato Slices

Garden-fresh tomatoes are broiled with a perfect topping made with a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, onion and dill.  Once finished, these Broiled Tomato Slices can be served as an easy summer side dish or a fancy party hors doeuvre. 

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing is the perfect way to use up garden veggies.  The homemade dill dressing is packed with flavor.  Add this side dish to any summer meal. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy tomato cucumber salad, Dill Garden Salad, dill tomato cucumber salad, Homemade dill dressing, tomato cucumber salad, Tomato Cucumber Salad with dill dressing
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, small diced
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise (or miracle whip)
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, snipped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine diced cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, olive oil, white wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and garlic powder. Stir in snipped dill.
    Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing is the perfect way to use up garden veggies.  The homemade dill dressing is packed with flavor.  Add this side dish to any summer meal. 
  • Pour dressing over veggies; stir gently.
    Tomato Cucumber Salad with Dill Dressing is the perfect way to use up garden veggies.  The homemade dill dressing is packed with flavor.  Add this side dish to any summer meal. 

Notes

  • This cucumber tomato salad is all about the homemade dill dressing.  Use fresh dill, not the dried type.
  • I like to use regular cucumbers that are bountiful in the summer.  Be sure to peel them first, and remove the seeds if needed.
    • To easily remove seeds from cucumbers, cut in half longways, and take a spoon down the center to scoop out the seeds. 
  • English cucumbers can be substituted in and do not need to be peeled.
  • Use whatever type of tomatoes you have on hand. I use grape tomatoes cut in half. If you are using a larger tomato, remove the seeds and cut into small chunks. 
  • Red, orange or yellow peppers can be substituted for green. Or, omit them if desired. 
  • Rice wine vinegar can be substituted for white wine vinegar. 
  • Eat immediately, or prepare ahead and refrigerate to let the flavors marinate the dill garden salad. 
  • Love cucumbers? Try Mom's Cucumber and Onion Salad

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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