Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad Recipe with Orange Juice Dressing


By now, you should know that I love  summer  salad recipes. They are so refreshing, delicious and most important thing: easy to prepare. I don’t want to be stuck indoors cooking and miss those rare summer days we have. I usually prepare one salad per day, sometimes 2.   I don’t like eating the same salad each day so I try to come up with new combinations. I usually get inspired by what I have in my kitchen and I love combining fruits and vegetable.

I find that fruits add that refreshing taste and sweetness to a salad, like in my Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad. So how did I come up with the following salad recipe? I ran out of olive oil, my favorite ingredient for salad dressing and I had to come up with a new idea. I had lemon juice and some fruits and I thought it would be a great combination for today’s salad. So let’s get started. I see you are already skeptical about it: how on earth do we combine vegetables with orange juice dressing.

 Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad Recipe with Orange Juice Dressing



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For the salad

  • 2 mini cucumber diced
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes. I usually cut them lengthwise. I keep 1 or 2 for decoration
  • 1 handful of blueberries. (Don’t forget to check our blueberry recipes, you will fall in love with them)
  • few raspberries
  • 1 leaf of lettuce shredded. Not more than that as I don’t want it to overwhelm the other ingredients.

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup of orange juice. I used a ready made one but it will be better with fresh squeezed oranges
  • 2 TBSP of lemon juice

For decoration:

  • Basil leaves. You can even cut them. They add so much flavor to the salad.


And that’s it,  you have a refreshing summer salad that you will love. The only thing about this salad is that once the dressing is added, you need to eat it immediately.

Looking for more delicious summer salad recipes? Check out our favorite Spring & Summer Recipes on Pinterest!

So do you combine fruits and vegetables in your summer salad recipes? Tell me about it!

15 thoughts on “Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad Recipe with Orange Juice Dressing”

  1. I’m always looking for a new recipe for salad dressing; tastes much better than from the store. This looks very simple with basic ingredients. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. still trying to get my head around the orange juice dressing, just cannot imagine that taste, expect I will just have to try it

  3. I look forward to trying that dressing! It’s so simple and yet I imagine it packs a punch in terms of flavour.

  4. In summer, Salad and Juices play a very healthy role in maintaining our health as well as for weight loss. And the combination of Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Orange Juice looks very yummy.

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