Lemon Vinaigrette Summer Salad

I love a fresh salad paired with some good grilling in the summer. This salad is made up of things I had in my fridge and it made the perfect healthy side for our burgers on the grill. I love goat cheese, so I always have some on hand. This home-made tangy lemon vinaigrette takes this salad to the next level. This salad is hearty, and also adds to your beautiful outdoor tablescape.

This salad is made up of juicy red and yellow tomatoes, crisp red onion and fresh cucumbers. I prefer the mini cukes, but any cucumber will do. I chose to use two kinds of grape tomatoes to give it more color. I also used goat feta in this recipe. We love goat cheese in this house, but if you are looking for something a little more mild, I would suggest feta or even grated Parmesan.

The dressing is the perfect like vinaigrette. Made up of only olive oil, red wine vinegar (any vinegar will do but red wine vinegar just adds a little something special), lemon juice, oregano and salt. I find that many people are afraid to make their own dressings, but it is so easy! Any vinaigrette is made up of oil and vinegar, and you can choose to add whatever else to make it your own. Try it sometime! You will never go back to store-bought dressings.

Lemon Vinaigrette Summer Salad

Sweet tomatoes, fresh cucumbers and tangy Lemon Vinaigrette
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Jar to mix dressing
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 1 cup red grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup yellow grape tomatoes sliced
  • 3 mini cucumbers sliced. Could also use one regular sized cucumber.
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup goat feta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • juice of half of a lemon
  • pinch of salt


  • Chop all veggies and put them in a bowl. Add goat cheese crumbles. In a jar, add olive oil, vinegar, oregano, lemon juice and salt and shake until mixed. Pour over salad and stir. You may have dressing leftover, but save it for another salad!
Keyword cucumbers, Fresh, goat cheese, lemon, red onion, salad, summer salad, tomatoes, vegetarian, vinaigrette

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