Cucumber, Tomato & Onion Salad Recipe

 Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Onion Salad makes the perfect topping for fish, chicken, peas or beans. You’ll discover so many uses for this delicious dish!


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The smell of the garden is pretty heady and intoxicating. As much as I sometimes dread having to go out and water, weed, and tend to our garden, once I am within a few feet, the smell of the plants draws me in. I didn’t always think so. I used to dig in my heels as firmly as possible about a garden. I felt sure when I grew up I wouldn’t have anything to do with one. No sir. I would steer clear of any gardens.

Flash forward 30 or more years and you’ll find me drawing out garden plans in the dead of winter, studying over seed packets, devouring the Farmer’s Almanac, and calling my great uncle to find out when he’s planting his beans. I’ll dilly and dally until finally getting the garden in and then I’ll stalk it like a criminal until the first blooms appear. Then, I’ll baby them like the most overprotective mother they could possibly be cursed with.

But once my garden starts producing cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad is an immediate must-make in my kitchen.

It goes with everything, from a pinto bean supper, a light topping on a grilled fish, alongside BBQ chicken, or any other summertime menu you can think of. It just works it’s little heart out to satisfy. My Grandmother would love to just eat it right by itself for lunch many days. Maybe that’s why she was always so thin.

Even if you do not have a garden yourself, this salad is definitely begging to be made. Just support your local farmer’s market, produce stand, or hang out in the produce aisle at your grocery store until you find the freshest tomatoes and cucumbers you can find. Then, make this salad for yourself – and even for those you love. You’ll be so glad you did.


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Here’s the cucumber tomato onion salad.


Cucumber, Tomato & Onion Salad Recipe
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Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Onion Salad makes the perfect topping for fish, chicken, peas or beans. You'll discover so many uses for this delicious dish!
Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 4 spring onions, diced
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 7 days.


I can’t wait to hear how you like this salad. Do you prefer it on fish, chicken or right by itself like my Grandmother?


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A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    Robyn, this is the perfect summer salad. You’re right, this is a great time to use a Farmer’s Market {for those of us who don’t have gardens and wish we did}. I like to eat this for lunch with an egg sandwich… and make it with balsamic vinegar and oil. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  2. 3

    This looks so delicious and refreshing, yum!

  3. 5

    One of my most favorite combos!

  4. 7

    This speaks summer to me. Refreshing and quick!

  5. 9

    So fresh, so simple – - SO perfect for the summer!! That’s pretty great, that you have your own garden :)

    • 10

      Thanks so much! By the end of the summer, I’m still loving it as much as I do at the beginning. Hope you like it, too!

  6. 11

    Your pictures are so good! This is perfect, thanks for sharing!

  7. 13

    Wow, the way you talk about your garden, makes me want to come for a visit and offer my hand at some watering and weeding. This salad screams summer and I think every cook should have some variation in their recipe repertoire. Absolutely lovely!

    • 14

      If I can keep the deer out of it, I’d be even happier with it! :) I completely agree about having some variation of this. It’s just a classic, delicious, quick-fix sort of dish!

  8. 15

    This is just so beautiful!! I want to come visit your garden!!

  9. 17

    I love salads with bold colors!

  10. 19

    Looks so good!! Perfect for summer, Robyn!

  11. 21

    Oh man this salad makes me wish I had a garden so bad! I will have to try it out!

  12. 23

    My favorite summer ingredients. So yummy!

  13. 25

    Love this summer salad!! It will be nice and refreshing one hot evening, nothing else needed. xoxo

    • 26

      Oh yes, it’s perfect straight out of the refrigerator on these hot summer evenings.

  14. 27

    I’d have it right by itself, what a great fresh salad!

  15. 29

    Love how light and refreshing this salad is, perfect for summer!

    • 30

      Thanks so much, Abby! It is perfect for summer. I can’t wait for tomatoes and cucumbers just so I can make it!

  16. 31

    What a great way to add some veggies to your diet. It will make a tasty, light, refreshing lunch all by itself… Thanks for sharing!

    • 32

      I think you’ll love it, Mary. It is one of my favorite things to keep in my refrigerator during the summertime.

  17. 33

    My Grandma used to make this salad for me all the time. Love to make a big bowl of it and have for lunch or as an afternoon snack.

  18. 34

    One of my favorite fresh, summer salads! So simple and beautiful!

  19. 35

    Hey girl, this is the perfect summertime classic. I only wish I was growing cucumbers!

  20. 36

    Salad like this just screams summer. I don’t usually think to use apple cider vinegar when I make salad like this but I will be next time! Great photo Robyn.

  21. 37
    mamamiaow says:

    can you please tell me what a “spring onion’ is? thanks, i think i’d love this salad!

  22. 38
    Denise in AZ says:

    I made this salad, but made a few changes. I didn’t dice the cucumbers or tomatoes. I cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and then sliced them. I used grape tomatoes cut in half. I added garlic powder to the dressing. My family had a barbecue on Saturday and we ate this as a salad rather than on meat. It was totally gobbled up! I was told that this salad is a “make again”! Thank you!!


  23. 39
    harriet says:

    We went to our local Farmers Market today and bought Vidalia onions and pickling cucumbers. Then I happened across this recipe. Since we canned some tomatoes today, I made it in an extra jar and it is marinating in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch. Thanks for sharing!

  24. 40
    Lynn D Kimbell says:

    My grandmother (Meemaw) used to make this dish with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers (instead of cucumbers) and we love to eat it on top of black eyed peas (the only way I really like black eyed peas!) She used to call it “goulash”.


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