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Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad is super simple fresh salad to make. Plus, it only requires a handful of ingredients. You’ll love this salad recipe as a light side dish to many summer meals.

Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad in a white bowl with a silver spoon

Ingredients for Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

This combination of marinated cucumber, tomato and onions screams summer. For this salad you will need:

  • cucumber
  • cherry tomatoes- regular tomatoes can be used as well
  • red onion
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar- can substitute white vinegar or apple cider vinegar if preferred
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

This salad couldn’t be any more simple to make! Chop up your tomatoes, onion and cucumbers and toss in a bowl with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving to allow it to marinate.

This salad can be made up to a day ahead of time. Just be sure to store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.

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Serving ideas

Serve this salad a number of different ways:

  • By itself- its delicious!
  • Add it to cold or warm pasta for a quick pasta salad
  • Serve along with grilled meat and rice
  • Add some feta cheese to make it heartier
  • Pair with grilled sausages, brats, hotdogs or burgers

Regardless of how you serve it, it is sure to be enjoyed!

Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad in a white bowl

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Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad in a white bowl with a silver spoon

Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad is super fast salad to put together. It is very refreshing and only requires a few ingredients!


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (depending on preference)


  1. Wash and chop cucumbers. Slice in half the long way and in half again. Then, slice for quarters.
  2. Rinse and halve the tomatoes. If using large tomatoes, cut into chunks about the same size as the cucumbers.
  3. Slice red onion into thin slices and in half.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to combine well.
  5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving.


Red onion can be substituted for another type of onion if preferred.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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