Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

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Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad is the perfect summer salad. It’s both sweet and tangy and the fresh crispness of the cucumbers and onions can’t be beat.

Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad in a glass bowl.

 

This summer salad is a simple mixture of oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper along with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. I love to serve it really, really cold and will often add ice cubes to it just before serving. So refreshing on a hot summer day!

Cucumbers are so plentiful and inexpensive during the summer months. If you have a vegetable garden, you no doubt have more than you know what to do with. Cucumbers are also amazingly low in calories and have a very high water content. They are a great way to stay hydrated and full during the summer.

Close-up of Marinated Cucumber. Tomato, and Onion Salad.

 

Tips for making Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad:

This is a basic, simple recipe that can be easily customized.

  • Add some chopped fresh dill or some dried Italian seasoning for more flavor.
  • Use red onion instead of sweet onion.
  • Use cherry tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes.
  • Instead of apple cider vinegar, use rice wine vinegar, distilled white vinegar, or red wine vinegar.
  • Olive oil can be used instead of vegetable oil.
  • Peel the cucumbers or leave the skin on.

 

Cucumber Salad in glass bowl with whole cucumbers next to it.

Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad is such a healthy way to enjoy fresh summer vegetables.

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Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad in a glass bowl.

Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cucumber salad, summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 102kcal
Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad is the perfect summer salad. It's both sweet and tangy and the fresh crispness of the cucumbers and onions can't be beat.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into rings

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together water, vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion and stir to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Will keep for 3 to 5 days.

Notes

I like to add a few ice cubes to the bowl just before serving. The cucumbers taste so good when they are really cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal

Marinated Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Onions

15 thoughts on “Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

  1. I was looking for the southern version of this salad. I thought I had found it. My aunt used to make this salad but she made it right before serving. I thought it was way too sour after marinating for a few hours. I will make it again but will only marinate for 30 minutes tops.

  2. I love this recipe! I added the fresh dill and Italian seasoning. I did half apple cider and half white vinegar. So yummy! This time I’m going to use red onion and cherry tomatoes and red wine vinegar. I love how you can play around with it and all the suggestions

  3. I used balsamic vinegar, 1/2 tsp crushed garlic. Excellent. A matter of taste I’m sure. πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve made this a couple of times with rice vinegar and it is delicious. I also added a some dill weed and Italian seasoning. It was so good!

  5. I love that this didn’t have an overpowering onion flavor. I will be making this again and again!

  6. How do you keep the oil from floating to the top in small little patches especially after its been in the fridge over night and wouldn’t it do the same if ice cubes are added

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