When a cheese craving hits around lunch time, this Caprese cucumber tomato salad is a joy to find in the fridge. It’s cold, crunchy, and has plenty of garlic-laced mozzarella cheese to satisfy even proclaimed salad-haters.
Caprese cucumber tomato salad for a healthy crowd.
When I volunteered to bring a dish to my gym’s potluck, there was additional pressure to make something healthy. Immediately, this salad came to mind. Caprese cucumber tomato salad is packed with colorful veggies and fragrant basil. It’s lettuce-free, which means it can be made ahead of time. And the star of this dish is mozzarella, a cheese most people love.
Caprese cucumber tomato salad
- 2 tbsp garlic diced
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
- S+P about 1 tsp each, to taste
- 5 cucumbers seeds removed and diced
- 2 red peppers diced
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 small basket cherry tomatoes, halved
- 8 oz mozzarella balls halved
- ½ cup basil cut in thin ribbons
Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl, set aside.
Mix all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
Combine dressing with the salad ingredients. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge up to 24 hours before serving.
This Greek red potato salad is another great option if you want to up your chilled salad game. It's made with another combo of fresh flavors, Feta and dill. It's perfect for a BBQ side or weeknight dinner.