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Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is a classic, light and refreshing Summertime favorite. This easy salad is made with sliced cucumbers & juicy grape tomatoes and tossed in Panera’s Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip. It’s always a crowd pleaser and very seldom are there any leftovers!

We really enjoy fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, especially in the Summertime. We eat this meal at least once a week because we can have it prepped, mixed and on the table in less than 10 minutes.

All you need to do is chop and slice the vegetables and fresh herbs, mix in the mozzarella cheese and toss in Panera’s Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip. It’s that easy!

Pro tip: Both cucumbers and tomatoes contain a lot of water so I find it works best to mix the dressing in right before you are ready to serve this dish.

This Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe packs a lot of delicious flavor and textures. The crunch from the fresh cucumbers and the soft, moist mozzarella pearls hold well together. Additionally, the simplicity of the vegetables allow the flavor of the creamy dressing to really shine.

The key to making the best Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad is Panera’s Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip! I enjoy using it in this recipe (and many others) because it has no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors from artificial sources. It’s 100% clean!

If you are making this recipe or are looking for a delicious dressing or dip option to mix things up, Panera’s Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip can be found in the refrigerated produce area at your local Publix. I used it to toss the Cucumber Tomato Salad in, but it can also be used in other salads, vegetable trays as a dip, cold pastas and much more. It’s definitely a Summertime staple in our refrigerator that the whole family enjoys!

I have a money saving offer for it so you can stock up the next time you are at Publix.

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Panera also offers other delicious dressing flavors such as Mediterranean Lemon Vinaigrette, Poppyseed and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Be sure to check out Panera At Home for more tasty recipes and products!

Are you totally hooked and ready to make this Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad now?! It makes a refreshing backyard BBQ side dish, healthy and light lunch or a yummy dinner side!

Let’s dive in..

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • ½ cup Panera Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ cup white onion, slivered
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella pearls
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss prepared vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, onions) in Panera’s Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + Dip.
  2. Gently stir in mozzarella pearls and dill until well combined.
  3. Serve chilled.


Cucumbers can be peeled or unpeeled according to your preference. Leftovers can be stored (covered) in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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  • Wendy August 11, 2020

    I made this for my daughters wedding but without the mozzarella it was a hit the groom loved it still making this to this day and no buttermilk ranch to each their own mine is in point best believe. I love to cook

  • Nancy August 11, 2020

    Looks great! We are getting ingredients today

  • Cora August 12, 2020

    Gonna fix this! I love ALL the ingredients!

  • Freda Alderman August 15, 2020

    Looks so good

  • Evelyn August 19, 2020

    Love, love, love this with fried/baked fish/chicken.

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