Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Great fresh salad that uses early summer vegetables. Very colorful too! Cooking time is the time for soaking the onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the red onion wedges in salted ice water for 30 minutes and then drain well.
  2. Put the onion, cucumbers, and tomatoes in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix together the vinegar, sugar, and canola oil in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add to the vegetables and toss well. Refrigerate.
  4. To serve, add the chopped parsley and toss.


Most Helpful

This salad has long been a family favorite-- growing up in my family, it was a summer staple. My son could eat it every day! Great with grilled anything-- so easy to make. I vary the vinegar used, but usually have seasoned (sweetened) rice vinegar, sometimes with a few tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette added. Often I slice the cucumbers paper thin as they tend to absorb the vinegar/dressing flavor better. I season mine with salt, fresh ground pepper, dill, dried basil, and just a tad of Italian seasoning. Be sure to let it sit refrigerated for a time before serving so the flavors can develop. Keeps well in a covered refrigerator container for several days. Enjoy!

miarocks August 21, 2009

This was great! Thanks for the idea about soaking the onions. They were still strong, but I feel like it made a big difference!

I cut everything in a lot smaller pieces than specified, but other than that I made it exactly as called for. It ended up swimming in dressing after sitting in the fridge for a couple hours, so if I'm going to make it again I might either use less dressing or I might serve it sooner after I made it. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

SugarJen April 03, 2011

I threw in some iceberg lettuce and used my blender for the dressing.Nice and light salad.

littlemafia December 14, 2009

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