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Marinated Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

Marinated Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
Marinated Cucumber tomato and onion salad is a fresh summer side dish, it only takes 5 minutes to throw together, super simple and delicious. No summer feasting and BBQ party is the same without this salad.
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 large portions


  • 3 medium cucumbers peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick (sliced about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium white onion sliced and separated into thicker rings
  • 3 medium tomatoes largely chopped
  • ½ cup vinegar of your choice*
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Coarse Pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil I used olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley


  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve with the liquid or without, either way, it’ll taste delicious as all the veggies are marinated thoroughly.


  • Sugar - For a low-carb version prepare the marinade with a sugar replacement, such as erythritol or stevia. For sweeter brine add more tablespoons of sugar or sugar replacement.
  • Vinegar - I used distilled white vinegar but feel free to use milder versions such as rice vinegar or wine vinegar.


Keyword bbq side dishes, marinated cucumber salad, marinated cucumber tomato and onion salad
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