Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Onions

August 17, 2016

Author Notes: My granny taught my mom how to make this and she taught me. Now I make it all the time when I need a quick summer side dish or dinner goes completely wrong. It celebrates summer produce and lets the natural flavors of it shine through.Laura Dembowski

Serves: 2-4


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
In This Recipe


  1. In a large bowl, stir together cucumber, tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and salt.
  2. Allow salad to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour to allow flavors to marry. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

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