Cucumber Tomato Salad with Zucchini and Black Olives in Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette


This zucchini salad is a deliciously light and fresh-tasting twist on cucumber tomato salad. It takes me to the water's edge and begs to be served with fresh seafood. Substitute Greek Kalamata olives for black olives if desired.

close up view of Cucumber Tomato Salad with Zucchini, red onions, fresh herbs, Black Olives in Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette, in a green bowl
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 large cucumbers, diced

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 large tomatoes, diced

  • 1 cup chopped black olives

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Mix cucumbers, zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, basil, and thyme together in a large salad bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt, sugar, and white pepper together until thoroughly combined. Pour olive oil slowly into dressing mixture, whisking to combine. Pour dressing over salad and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
22g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 618mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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