This cucumber, tomato, and onion salad is an excellent addition to any meal, especially on a hot summer’s day. The best part, it is inexpensive to make and sure to be a family favorite.
When making this refreshing side dish, all you need is cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions.
Choose your favorite cucumbers; make sure they are crisp. Nothing wrong with using cucumbers with soft spots, but remember, they will be chewy. Try and use fresh, crisp cucumbers.
What are your favorite tomatoes? Pick your favorite and slice them the way you would like. I usually choose any tomatoes on sale, but heirloom tomatoes are the tastiest.
Do you like onions? I always use sweet onions in this recipe. Sweet onions have this sweetness to them, which brings out the favors from the cucumbers and tomatoes. If you don’t have sweet onions, use yellow or red onions.
I must advise you if you do use red onions, only use half of the onion due to the spiciness of the flavor.
I used white distilled vinegar, that’s what I always have used. If you aren’t a fan of white vinegar use apple cider vinegar.
You don’t have to use sea salt, you can use kosher or iodized salt. Also, I don’t add a lot of salt to my mixture. Please feel free to add as much or little as you would like.
Make sure to use white sugar, no substitutes.
LET IT CHILL
This is the most important step. If possible, let the cucumber, tomato, and onion salad refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Something about the magic of those flavors marinating… all I can say is TRUST ME!
I hope this recipe is another success for you.
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Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad
- 2 large cucumbers
- 3 large tomatoes
- 1 large sweet onion
- 2 tbsp pepper
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
- Cut your vegetables as you like and add everything to a big bowl. Make sure you stir everything and refrigerate until ready to eat.