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Horizontal image of a white plate on a blue napkin and a wooden bowl with wooden utensils, both full of a colorful mix of vegetables, next to a bowl of tomatoes and a bowl of whole peppercorns.

House Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side salad 1x


Nothing says weeknight staple like a go-to salad. These simply dressed greens are loaded with sweet cherry tomatoes and crunchy sprouts.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more for serving
  • 1 small head red or green butter lettuce, gently torn into bite-sized pieces (5.5 oz/4 cups packed)
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced seedless cucumber (about 1/2 small)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts (or alfalfa sprouts)


  1. In the bottom of a large salad bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sprouts, and toss to combine. Season to taste for additional salt, and then divide among bowls. Garnish with additional freshly cracked pepper if desired before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Side Dishes

Keywords: house salad, balsamic vinegar, mustard, butter lettuce, tomato, cucumber