The Appetizer: Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Juice

B’s not a huge fan of lettuce. He never orders it on subs or wraps and calls it a ‘garnish.’ Because we had so much other food lined up, I decided we could skip the lettuce in our salad and enjoy the crisp, fresh vegetables. This was my favourite dish in the entire meal. I prepare the salads in less than 5 minutes, there are only a few ingredients, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it’s delicious.

Don’t believe me? Try this salad yourself!

Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Juice


  • 1 English cucumber – approximate cost $1.50
  • 1 package of grape tomatoes – approximate cost $2.50
  • 100 grams of goat cheese – approximate cost $1.50
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice – approximate cost $0.15
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt – approximate cost $0.05


  1. Slice the cucumber into quarters.
  2. Chop each of the cucumber quarters into bite-sized pieces and place into four bowls.
  3. Slice the grape tomatoes in half and divide slices evenly between the four bowls.
  4. Crumble the goat cheese and place approximately 25 grams of cheese in each bowl.
  5. Pour 1 teaspoon of lemon juice over each serving.
  6. Sprinkle each serving with ¼ teaspoon of sea salt.
  7. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings (approximate cost: $1.43 per serving).

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