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easy cucumber & cherry tomato salad

Easy seems to be a very common theme for me these days.

At 35 weeks pregnant I am moving slower and slower each day… aaand to make life even more complicated, we decided to put M through potty training bootcamp over the weekend.

All hands were on deck for this project.

Our little M was such a trooper!

The potty prize box was a big hit. It’s amazing how excited a little girl can get over a 99 cent tiara and some Lifesaver gummies 🙂

We’re not a complete diaper-free household yet, but we are very close 🙂

Since neither Mr. Weekly Bite or I had the time or motivation to cook anything, I put together this very easy summer salad just before the weekend started.

All you need is cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, vinegar, dill, and a little olive oil.

Simple, light, & delicious 🙂

Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad


  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dill
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients in a bowl, add salt & pepper to taste, chill for at least 1 hour.

Enjoy 🙂

15 Responses

  1. Cait's Plate said on July 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

    A potty prize box is such a good idea! I don’t know who potty training is harder for, the kids or the parents! Haha.

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Haha! I agree! Potty training is just exhausting for the whole family 🙂 But totally worth it 🙂

  3. Blog is the New Black said on July 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I make a very similar salad! Love your addition of dill!

  4. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on July 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Looks so fresh!!!

  5. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on July 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Quick salads like this are perfect for summer! Good luck with the PTing. I think that was probably my least favorite part of parenting so far.

  6. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on July 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I love simple salads like this. Have you tried the ‘strawberry tomatoes’ at Trader Joe’s..? I think they’re the sweetest tom’s I’ve ever had (that I didn’t personally pick off a vine).
    PS I love when a recipes directions are: 1) mix 2) eat 😉

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Mary – haven’t tried those strawberries yet. I’ll pick some up during my next Trader Joe’s trip. They sound yummy 🙂

  8. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on July 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I’m eating something very similar right now for lunch! 🙂

  9. tehan said on July 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

    i eat this all the time and love it! And if I need more protein for the day, I throw in a cut-up piece of low-fat cheese.

  10. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on July 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    good luck with the potty learning!!!

  11. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on July 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Looks like the perfect easy summer meal. Good luck potty training!!! 🙂

  12. Anne Keo said on July 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I have been using cucumbers from the garden to make a similar salad. Except I use a little Italian dressing and add some feta cheese. Delicious!

  13. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on July 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Amen to easy and delicious! This looks perfect since we have tons of cherry tomatoes and cucumbers here! Good luck with the potty training! I know M will do well!

  14. Lisa said on July 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I LOVE dill! I often buy dill & have those last branches left that would be just enough for this salad. Thanks! Will definitely be trying this one out. Lisa x

  15. Sarah said on July 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Tim and I fell in love with cucumber-tomato salad during a trip to Israel a few years ago. I love the addition of the dill- sounds like a scrumptious, healthy, and easy combo.