Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad Recipe -
Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad Recipe
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Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

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"This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. Whisk water, vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until smooth; add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion and stir to coat.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
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Jun 08, 2014

I make a salad similar to this all year long (but with less pepper). I really prefer apple cider vinegar or white balsamic which gives you more tang instead of the very mild white vinegar, but this is a personal preference. I was a little concerned with the amount of pepper, but it was fine. You really can't go wrong with this simple salad, as it will complement most anything you're serving.

Aug 12, 2014

Great summertime salad for fresh garden veggies! Yum!

Aug 21, 2014

This was SSSOOOOOO good!!!! I made a small portion to try out and ended up eating the whole thing myself! The only changes I made were using White wine vinegar and only 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. It's such a refreshing taste. Can't wait to make it for my family. LOL!

Feb 06, 2015

I thought this was good. I have made a couple other similar salads on the site that I preferred the ratio of salt, sugar, and vinegar better. However, I have never cared for raw onions in a salad, but the dressing combo, in this recipe, works good with them. I scaled the recipe down to 2 servings and marinated about 20 minutes before serving. For that amount I used 1 English cucumber, un-peeled, and 2 large roma tomatoes. ty

Mar 23, 2015

This is great, but there is no need for the sugar or water! Eliminate both & you'll have a wonderfully fresh salad! Reduce salt to 1 tsp... and also the black pepper to 1 tsp. (Also, consider adding a little garlic powder or fresh minced garlic & feta on top.) Yum! Thanks!

May 27, 2015

I made this and brought it to work to share with the staff and they loved it! This recipe is exactly how my mother and grandmother made this salad. Thanks for having it on your site.

May 12, 2015

Wow...really good. I added some fresh minced garlic and some basil, about a tablespoon each. The balance of the seasonings, oil and vinegar is perfect. Also, I used 6 plum tomatoes, two regular cucumbers and one medium red onion. Fantastic.

Apr 15, 2015

This was delicious! It will definitely make its way back on my table :)


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  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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