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.


cucumber tomato onion salad


Here’s the cucumber tomato onion salad.


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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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    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!

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      Robyn says

      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!

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    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!

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      Robyn says

      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!

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      Robyn says

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

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    Mary says

    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!

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      Robyn says

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

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    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.

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    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!!


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    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!

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    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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    Karin from Birmingham says

    I make something very similar with honey instead of sugar, with a small amount of Dijon added. My recipe calls for olive oil but after reading yours, I’m going to use water and cut those calories!! This is so yummy and refreshing and is good alongside or on top of almost anything. Plus, it just gets better after a day or two in the fridge!!


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