marinated cucumbers onions and tomatoes

marinated cucumbers onions and tomatoes

Looking for a light and flavorful side dish that’s perfect for summer or any time of the year? This marinated cucumber, onion, and tomato salad is a delightful mix of fresh vegetables soaked in a tangy and herbaceous marinade. It’s simple to prepare, requiring just a few basic ingredients and minimal effort. The result is a crisp and refreshing salad that pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, sandwiches, or can be enjoyed on its own. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, packing a picnic, or just want a quick and healthy dish, this salad is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection.


– 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
– 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
– 3 large tomatoes, cut into wedges or sliced
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, or red wine vinegar
– 2 tablespoons sugar (optional, for a slightly sweet flavor)
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
– Fresh parsley or basil for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Vegetables:
– Cut the onions and cucumbers into thin slices.
– Cut the tomatoes into wedges or slices.

2. Make the Marinade:
– In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar (if using), salt, pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, and garlic powder (if using).

3. Combine and Marinate:

– Combine the tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers in a big basin.
– Drizzle the veggies with the marinade and toss to coat thoroughly.
4. Chill:
Let the flavors settle by covering the bowl and chilling it for a minimum of one hour. For best results, marinate for several hours or overnight.

5. Serve:
– Give the mixture a good toss before serving.
– If preferred, garnish with fresh basil or parsley.

Enjoy your refreshing and tangy marinated cucumber, onion, and tomato salad!

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