Fresh summer salad with mint and veggies

Summer salad with mint and three veggies is a lively, easy and super quick side dish for lunch or dinner full of color and freshness! A mix of cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions together with the simple sauce with olive oil and fresh mint. It is a vegetarian side dish but also an ideal condiment or appetizer for hot summer days. Few ingredients full of bold flavour. I recommend pairing this salad with fish or white meat. Try using them to garnish burgers, tacos or wraps. Also they are excellent as a single portion appetizer on top of crunchy chips or spiced crackers.

Fresh summer salad with mint and veggies

Fresh summer salad with mint and three greens is a light and tasty vegetarian side dish. Cucumber, tomato and onion salad mixed with fresh mint and olive oil dressing.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Waiting time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine egg-free, lactose free, vegan
Servings 4 persons
Calories 200 kcal


  • 2 large tomatoes ripe but not too soft (I used beef heart tomato)
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 8-10 leaves fresh mint
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp brown sugar


Instructions fresh summer salad with mint and veggies

  • The secret of this salad is to cut the veggies into small dice. Vegetables cut this way mix their flavors quickly while maintaining their freshness and crunchiness.
  • Cut the three vegetables into small cubes about half a centimeter large and place them in a salad bowl.
  • Add chopped mint leaves and salt to taste. Mix the extra virgin olive oil with the lemon juice and some brown or white sugar. Pour the sauce over the prepared vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  • Place your fresh salad in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors blend. Taste and adjust with more salt or lemon juice and serve.

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The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 4personsCalories: 200kcal
Keyword cucumber, easy salad, easy side dish, healthy salad, light salad, onion, side dish idea, summer salad, summer side dish, tomatoes, vegan side dish
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Store in the refrigerator and eat within a couple of days.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for some other quick summer recipes check my recipe for Zucchini rolls with smoked salmon (photo below) or Vegetables and hummus platter (photo below).

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