Monday, January 31, 2022

Marinated Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion Salad

tomato, cucumber, and onion salad

It looks like an ordinary tomato, cucumber, and onion salad, but it's actually marinated. Marinating vegetables can be a game changer that transforms simple salads into something entirely different tasting. AND it marinates rather quickly in just an hour or two.

salad vegetables

How do we eat it? 
We love this flavorful tangy medley as a side salad or on bread (gluten-free of course), over rice, or over quinoa. It's colorful, tasty, and versatile. Not to mention that it contains lots of healthy vegetables.
* When I make it to eat on bread, I chop the veggies smaller.

marinated cucumber tomato deressing

This is a great summer salad. I know it's winter, but I live in South Florida, so my seasons feel a little mixed up. Actually, since tomatoes and cucumbers are available all year, you could enjoy this salad anytime of the year. 

Cucumber, Salad, Food, Healthy, Green

It's so simple, I can hardly call it a recipe. 

I simply cut up onion and cucumbers and soaked them in a bath of white vinegar and water. After they soaked for about 1/2 hour, I added chopped tomatoes, finely chopped garlic, and finely chopped orange pepper and mixed well. 

In less than an hour all of the vegetables were tangy and delicious. 

It is also low carb, low calories, and keto friendly.

1 large cucumber, cut in thin slices
1 large tomato, diced
1 medium yellow, white, or red onion, sliced thinly
2 fat cloves of garlic, chopped very fine
1 cup of finely chopped (orange or red) sweet pepper
Vinegar and water (3/4 cup vinegar: 1/2 cup water ) in multiples enough to cover cucumbers and onion slices.

Add cucumber and onion slices to a large jar. Cover with 3/4 white vinegar to 1/4 water or multiples enough to cover the vegetables.Allow to soak for about 1/2 hour. Transfer vegetables and vinegar water into a large bowl. Add tomato, garlic, and sweet pepper and mix well. Allow to sit for an additional 1/2 hour or longer. When ready to eat, pour the juice into another jar to use again and serve vegetables.

1. Cut into smaller pieces if using as a topping for bread 
2. I used yellow onion because it is what I had. I think red onion would be a great choice.

I'm sharing this post on Deb's Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or sammie recipe which will posted on Sunday. Deb herself usually shares an interesting recipe each week as well as the recipes of those who share.


  1. What a pretty salad! I love the idea of marinating it for more flavor~

    1. Yes, It gives you a whole new flavor on some common vegetables.

  2. It sounds yummy. It will be on my summer menu for sure.

  3. we too love this salad. this is the best with any bread, rice or just on its own.

  4. oh yum delicious. my mum used to do this many years ago when we were kids.

  5. I often make tomato & cucumber salad, but never thought of marinating it. I will try this next time. It sounds so easy.

    Thanks Judee.

  6. I recognize your salad - it's a southern favorite. It looks so yuumy this morning.

  7. Pretty, and tasty. I love this combo of flavors. Great idea to marinate it, too. Thanks!

  8. Looks delicious and refreshing.

  9. Dr Samuel Johnson is famously quoted as saying “A cucumber should be well sliced and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing”, and Samuel Pepys was convinced that one of his friends died from eating “cowcumbers”.

    Funny how this classic salad didn't please everyone! I am fond of doing cucumbers in salt and vinegar.

    best... mae at

  10. Marinated salads are so good! My mom used to make one similar to this, and it has me missing summer. As always, I love your photography, especially the festive pink floral tablecloth. :)


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