Bacon tomato cucumber salad

Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to break out the lighter, veggie salads. One of our favorite things to do is have a great salad with our meals.

But, salads can get a bit boring, so I really try to change it up so my kids know that eating veggies is fun!

A fun variation of a BLT, this Bacon tomato cucumber salad is gluten free & low carb. It makes a nice side dish for just about any meal.

One fun way to keep the salad different are to make veggie noodles. We have LOVED using our (affiliate link) spiraler to make all sorts of fun noodles. (If you don’t have one, thinly slicing the cucumbers will work in a pinch!)

It totally changes up our salads and my kids love to help turn the crank.

This week cucumbers were on sale so we had all sorts of cucumber salad, like this balsamic vinaigrette one.

I decided to try a nice creamy one and came up with this “BLT” cucumber salad. It is a low carb alternative to a BLT….you won’t miss the bread. (Or the lettuce for that matter)

The amounts in the recipe below are for a single serving, but you can easily double and triple it for a side dish. If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, this is an S.

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4.9 from 16 reviews
Bacon tomato cucumber salad
  1. Spiral cut your cucumbers.
  2. Add in your tomato, spices and mayo and stir.
  3. Add crumbled bacon.

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I can’t wait as more summer produce comes in, we will be enjoying lots of veggie noodles.

How about you? What’s your favorite veggie noodles to make for your family?

A fun variation of a BLT, this Bacon tomato cucumber salad is gluten free & low carb. It makes a nice side dish for just about any meal.

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  1. says

    Cannot wait to try this recipe! EASY and from the ingredients, you just know it will taste delicious! Also, I want to dust off my spiralizer and this is THE perfect reason! Thanks Jess!

    • Sharon says

      Mrs. Food Hunter, So glad you mentioned the spiralizer. I thought I had just about everything I need in my kitchen. I must confess, with
      much embarrassment, I have no idea what a spiralizer is, nor how to use one! Could you please educate by email? And where the heck do I find one? Thank you so much!

  2. Theresa says

    Made this with Turkey Bacon and and a Mayo substitute… and it was delisous.. My family wants me to make it again tomorrow. Love it!

  3. Keith says

    So I ‘Mediterreanized’ this my own way tonight. Added crumbled Feta cheese, splash of balsamic vinegar, fresh parsley from the herb garden and served on a bed of arugula. Great for the summer!

  4. Mona says

    I made this for dinner today and it was delicious. My husband loved it and said we have to have this again. I just diced the cucumber since I don’t have the spiral cutter. We actually had this salad over a brf of lettuce salad mix with carrots and cabbage and I made a little extra dressing. So much better than the boring bag salad I had planned to have. I can see this being my new “go to” salad. Thanks so much!

  5. Marie says

    Do you think it would be easy to serve this at a potluck? I sure would like to make it for our priest retirement party since this is perfect to make gluten free.

  6. Niki says

    Ok I am anxious to try this, but I’m curious to know from those of you who have made it, how was the mayo in this salad. The mayo makes me a little skeptical.

  7. Jean says

    For those like me who need to eat truly gluten-free for medical reasons, be sure to use UNCURED bacon or at least bacon without man-made smoke flavorings. Looks like a great-tasting combination!!! :)

  8. Sandra Smith says

    Am leaving out for the 4th on an 18 Wheeler so will make this to take along and will see how it goes.

    Just love nice salads and can make this up ahead of time and keep in the cooler.

  9. says

    I simply cannot express how delighted I am to have found this site; I entertain often and am always looking for unusual-type dishes to serve that are quick, but delicious, this site seems to fit perfectly. Easy, simple to make and delicious (great combination) for me. Thanks so much.

  10. says

    I’m not much for going the extra “fancy”spirally thing,but cut the cukes real thin, slice an onion thin,chop up a couple of tomatoes in a bowl, add lite sour cream with apple vinager,with a little sweetner, whip it together ,and pour it on top of salad , don’t normally add bacon but it would make it special,sounds yummy!

  11. Carol Renouf says

    Hello Jessica, I have been looking in to getting a spirlizer or a mandolin, or if thy make a combination. I am a senior with a very tight budget so I want to make the right choice. I love to cook and bake. I haven’t seen too many recipes involving paying for either one, please give me some suggestions,. I have stayed away of processed foods for forty five years, I spend most of my money on produce.. Thank you for you guidance.. ~Carol~

    • says

      Hi carol. Most honestly, any cold salad that calls for the use of spiraled cucumbers, you can just slice and dice them thinly for the same flavor. I do know for noodles, from like summer squash (Ones that are a bit harder) you use a julienne peeler, which is much cheaper. So awesome that you have been at this for 45 years!!

  12. cstrick99 says

    This is so good!!! I actually mixed avocado with a little mayo and then everything else the same. So good. Hubby put his on bread for a sandwich and it was tasty!! Thanks.

  13. says

    Hi Jessica!

    I tried to email you but the link in the floating contact bar isn’t opening up so I am leaving you a comment.
    I just wanted you to know that this recipe is being featured today on my website.
    I hope it brings you lots of traffic! Was yummy for lunch!

    Marge Burkell

  14. Julie says

    Made this for a picnic with some real foodies and everyone wanted the recipe! It’s so simple, but so delicious!
    Making it for 2 gatherings this weekend. Oh, and my family loves it!

  15. says

    I love the idea of spiralizing cucumbers! We have for zucchini but I never thought about doing it for cucumbers! I’m always sad when I see them on an incredible sale because we just don’t eat the slices well, but I bet something like this would work well for us! Definitely going to do this.

  16. Jeanetta says

    I made mine with canned diced tomatoes, chopped bell pepper (I had no cucumbers), real bacon bits, black beans, mayo, and topped with some salsa. Yum! What kind of thm meal would this make it? Also, how would I make this a one-serving dish? I just threw in the ingredients, and I don’t know if my portion was too big or not, it I ate it all, and could have eaten more (I’m four monthspregnant!).

  17. Katie says

    HI, so I had a English cucumber and needed to use it before it went bad. Boy am I glad I found this recipe!!! It was fantastic!! Both my husband and I loved it and will be making it again and again! Thank you so much!!!!

  18. Ludy says

    Hi, this looks yummy! I want to make it for a party so I need to multiply the recipe. How many servings is the recipe as shown?


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