Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I’m not quite sure why it’s not called a Tomato, Onion, & Cucumber Salad considering onions are in it too but, nevertheless, it’s a favorite around here and an easy to one to make!

Tomato Cucumber Onion Summer Salad

Per my mother’s advice, I used a mason jar to give it “the look”.  Of course I was unable to find a lid and had to transform into MacGyver for a minute but no problemo for this girlio.  I simply placed a plastic wrap sheet on the top of the jar and stretched a rubberband around to seal it;)  My mom should really get her own food blog…she would make it wonderful!

Salads increase in popularity over the summer because they’re a cool, healthy dish that’s easy to make and serve.  I personally don’t like onions or cucumbers so this isn’t one of my faves.  I am picky though and am trusting everyone else’s tastebuds on this dish.  They praise it every time, unless they’re just stroking my ego???


  • 4 medium tomatoes diced or sliced the way you want them
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled & sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 Tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Oil, I used Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh parsley.  I used the jar because I NEVER have fresh herbs on hand :/


Set aside your cut up tomatoes, cucumbers & onions.  In your bowl or mason jar, pour in the remaining ingredients and mix or shake. Throw in your maters,

cumbers, and onions into the jar with the mixture and toss around until mixed good.  Marinate 2hrs before serving.  I ususally marinate one hour on the table at room temperature and one hour in the frig!

Here we go!

Gather all the goodies:)

Slice everything up!

Add all the remaining ingredients to your bowl or jar like this……..

Mix or stir:)

Throw in your sliced goodies and cover with a lid or create your own like I did……

Shake or stir again!

Viola!  Ready to serve and eat:)


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  1. 1

    Dawn says

    OMG, this looks so yummy!

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    Looks really good and refreshing for summer time.

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    Gail says

    This would be a wonderful summer time salad. Fresh vegtables and an easy dressing, what could be better? The pictures are making me so hungry for this. I am going to make this tonight but am thinking I may add a few fresh green beans. YUM YUM YUM!!!!!

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    Lori says

    I’m glad everyone is enjoying this recipe! I thought it would be a nice refreshing dish for summer too:)

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    Charla says

    Lori, you take beautiful pictures! The recipe sounds yummy, something like what my mother used to make.

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    Angie Richard says

    Hmmmm! The tomato and cucumber salad (minus the onions)sounds scrumptious. Onions don’t agree with my system. :-) My personal trainer has put me on a meat-less diet for the next two weeks. I’m going to try your recipe with out the onions of course. Oh….one question. What type of vinegar did you use – apple cider or regular vinegar? Thanks for the recipe.

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    Valerie Phillips says

    I have to pick this one because most of these ingredients I have in my backyard. I use the jar herbs also but next year I really think I will have fresh. Our garden has been such a blessing and it is so refreshing just to walk out back and see the “fruits of my labor”. This is a variation of a recipe I have used in the past but this one is alot better. My family will flip.

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    george ashmore says

    I love onions, I love tomatos, I love your tomato & onion salad–8 pictures, your banner was flying

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    Amber says

    Definitely the Buckeye Balls! There aren’t any pictures, but I know what they basically look like! woo hoo

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    Michelle Mulrain says

    My sister makes a similar version of this tomato & cucumber salad. I don’t think she’s ever used parsley – I’ll have to let her know about that. You should also try to with bleu cheese crumbles..YUM!

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    B. scott says

    I had to pick this one as I love the fresh veggie in it. fairly easy to make and everyone loves it.

  12. 12

    This sounds delicious!
    I have tried a cucumber and tomato salad once before that was from an Indian recipe and it had yogurt in it. I wish I could find the recipe to that one.

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    Martin Chandler says

    I agree, it looks delicious!

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    LeeAnn says

    This looks so good for summer. I might have to try it!

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    Anna says

    Oh this salad is just what I’m looking for! Since I am on a very strict diet, vegetables (fiber), the vinegar and onions are calorie burners. I might cut down a little bit on the oil and sugar. Very easy to make and very colorful. I will definitely try this tomorrow… Thanks

  16. 16

    I wound up making this yesterday and it was just sooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. 17

    tomato and cucumber salad is very good and it has photos

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    Umm….are you psychic?! ‘Cause you must have known I needed a recipe like this…great timing! We have too many tomatoes, and cucumbers, AND onions…and I needed something to make for this Saturday’s tailgate….now I have this recipe to take care of both “problems”. Thanks!!! :)

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    Your post makes one think! Great article. Thanks for allowing me to comment!

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    Tanita says

    I make this salad every sunday but I use Italian dressing and pinch of sugar I like your way better THanks

    P:S try shallots they are wonderful

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    Tracey Lynn says

    Great salad! Currently BFing my baby so I have to (unfortunately) leave out the onions for now but this salad is AWESOME! I make it with a shake of Mrs. Dash and it turns out wonderfully!

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    Richard Lunsford says

    I make the same salad except I make it in a Tupperware@ bowl and I use equal instead of sugar. Even the sugar eaters in my family love it!

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    That looks yummy. I think I’ll be trying this one as well, but maybe cut down on the amount of onions and add some broccoli to it. Maybe even some crumpled bacon.

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    Donna says

    I was just given a basket of fresh from the garden vegetables and was looking for a recipe like this. I’m going to make it tonight!

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    Sandy says

    Great recipe. I made it tonight for dinner. My husband is still raving about it. Next time I’m going to try cilantro instead of parsley…Thanks for a very easy recipe. I omitted the sugar.

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    Wow. what a great salad. I just love this.

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    Wendi says

    Just made this up and I must say, its DELICIOUS!! Thank you for sharing! This one is going into my recipe box!