Aunt Pauline’s Cucumber & Tomato Salad

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Cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh dill

Aunt Pauline’s Garden always provided most of our summer meals when I went to visit.  “Go get some tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and grab a pinch of dill too.”  And remember to shut the gate so the dogs don’t get in the garden!

This salad is definitely best as a “fresh-out-of-the-garden” salad when cucumbers and tomatoes are in season.  Add some raw feta cheese or blue cheese, 4 ounces of grilled chicken and serve over a bed of baby spinach or shredded green cabbage or any fresh greens you love!  This picture uses sprouts!  Love those summer time veggies!

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Chicken

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Aunt Pauline’s Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Delicious fresh salad for summer!
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber tomato salad, fresh cucumbers, fresh tomato salad, what to do with fresh cucumbers, what to do with fresh dill, what to do with fresh tomatoes


  • Sharp knife, bowl, whisk


  • 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon raw local honey or 100% maple syrup
  • 3-4 garden fresh organic tomatoes
  • 1 large organic fresh cucumber
  • ½ organic red onion or Vidalia or sweet onion
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill or baby dill snipped
  • 2-3 handfuls baby spinach or finely shredded green cabbage
  • Optional grilled chicken feta or blue cheese


  • In a large bowl combine oil, lemon juice, pink Himalayan salt, white pepper and honey or maple syrup, whisk well.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumber, red onion to the dressing, toss well and refrigerate.
  • Serve over baby spinach or finely sliced green cabbage, top with fresh dill and enjoy!
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