Simple Russian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Simple Russian Cucumber and Tomato SaladThis is another easy Russian salad that I learned to make which is an alternative to the other tomato and cucumber salad that I posted earlier which is my husband’s favorite. The difference between the two is in the dressing and the addition of chopped dill on the latter. The other salad uses mayonnaise and/or sour cream as dressing which makes it creamy while this one simply uses oil and similarly seasoned with salt and pepper. I like this version of a cucumber and tomato salad better for its simplicity and taste.

When I make this, I use tomatoes and cucumbers that are refrigerated first so they’re nicely chilled and the salad can be served right away. If you prepare this ahead of time and wish to place it in the refrigerator, do so in 15 minutes or less, or else it’ll turn soggy. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4-5 servings

Ingredients:russian tomato cucumber salad
2 medium ripe tomatoes
2 medium cucumbers (or 1 large)
1 small onion
2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
2 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Tools You’ll Need:
Cutting board
Knife
Mixing bowl
Spoon

Procedure:
1. Wash tomatoes and cucumbers in cold water. Pat with towel to dry.

2. Core tomatoes and slice into chunks. Place into a large mixing bowl.

russian tomato cucumber salad23. Slice off both ends of cucumber, cut in half horizontally, and slice across about 1/8 inch thick. If you prefer peeling cucumbers before slicing, it’s totally fine. Drop into mixing bowl.

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4. Peel onion and cut into quarters. Slice thinly then throw into bowl.

russian tomato cucumber salad35. Roughly chop about 2 tbsp of fresh dill and place into mixing bowl as well.

russian tomato cucumber salad46. Drizzle with 2 tbsp oil, season with salt and pepper, and then toss. Serve immediately.

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  1. Marj March 6, 2015
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  2. Marj March 10, 2015