MARINATED CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND ONION SALAD

MARINATED CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND ONION SALAD

MARINATED CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND ONION SALAD

Marinated Cucumber tomato and onion salad is a fresh summer side dish, it only takes 5 minutes to throw together, super simple and delicious. No summer feasting and BBQ party is the same without this salad.

Summer is almost here and it’s time to think about side dishes for our BBQ party dinners (by party I mean, small socially distanced family dinners).

It’s easy and quick, requires only 3 main ingredients, and goes with just about everything. No fermentation is needed here, convenient as it is ready for eating in 1-2 hours. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, refrigerate and forget

For BBQ I usually make a double batch of this salad, but other times I like to make it as I go because I always have the ingredients on hand.

For cucumber – I usually peel cucumbers as they can be often too tough and bitter to eat. But it totally optional and also depends on the sort of cucumbers and time you have to make this BBQ side dish.

If possible, use organically grown tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. But if in doubt, soak the veggies in slightly salted water for at least 30 minutes and then wash well under running water.

Serve at BBQ parties, potlucks, picnics with freshly cooked fatty meats, steaks, or seafood.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS SALAD

  • This a great, light side dish for barbecues, picnics, or potlucks.
  • Easy and quick to throw together.
  • Refreshing and vibrant summer side dish salad.
  • Can be made with sugar replacement such as erythritol or stevia.

MARINATED CUCUMBER, TOMATO, AND ONION SALAD RECIPE

  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick (sliced about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced and separated into thicker rings
  • 3 medium tomatoes, largely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vinegar of your choice*
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ tsp Black Coarse Pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried parsley

Sugar – For a low-carb version prepare the marinade with a sugar replacement, such as erythritol or stevia. For sweetener, brine adds more tablespoons of sugar or sugar replacement.

Vinegar – I used distilled white vinegar but feel free to use milder versions such as rice vinegar or wine vinegar.

HOW TO MAKE MARINATED CUCUMBERS, TOMATOES, AND ONIONS

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Serve with the liquid or without, either way, it’ll taste delicious as all the veggies are marinated thoroughly.
Here are some tips to make the best Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes:

TIPS

  • Marinate the veggie mix in the refrigerator for two hours (For the best flavor, however, refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours before serving.)
  • For a low-carb version prepare the marinade with a sugar replacement, such as erythritol or stevia. For sweeter brine add more tablespoons of sugar or sugar replacement.
  • Vinegar -The vinegar enhances the natural flavor in the vegetables and adds freshness to the dish. I used apple cider vinegar but feel free to use stronger vinegar such as white vinegar or milder versions such as rice vinegar or wine vinegar.
  • Add more herbs – fresh or dried dill will add a burst of flavor to the dish. When serving the salad.
  • Add red or yellow or green bell peppers.
  • Any onion will work here, red onions give a nice color and different taste to the salad.
  • Best to be stored in the fridge in a jar or air-tight container for up to 2-3 days.

 

MARINATED CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND ONION SALAD

Marinated Cucumber tomato and onion salad is a fresh summer side dish, it only takes 5 minutes to throw together, super simple and delicious. No summer feasting and BBQ party is the same without this salad.

  • 3 medium cucumbers peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick (sliced about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium white onion sliced and separated into thicker rings
  • 3 medium tomatoes largely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vinegar of your choice*
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ tsp Black Coarse Pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil I used olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

  3. Serve with the liquid or without, either way, it’ll taste delicious as all the veggies are marinated thoroughly.

  • Sugar – For a low-carb version prepare the marinade with a sugar replacement, such as erythritol or stevia. For sweeter brine add more tablespoons of sugar or sugar replacement.
  • Vinegar – I used distilled white vinegar but feel free to use milder versions such as rice vinegar or wine vinegar.
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