Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad – The Taste of Summer

This has to be one of the easiest side salads ever!  I love this because it is so simple yet tastes so good.  The taste of this is pure summer.  I know we are still in spring, technically, but I don’t care.  I am making hamburgers for dinner tonight (from local grassfed ground beef) and this side salad is the perfect complement.  Did I mention how pretty it is?  The ingredients can vary in amounts based on personal preference and the oils / vinegars used can be swapped as well.  I have seen people make it with balsamic, apple cider, or just plain white vinegar.  I happened to have white balsamic vinegar that I like so I used it.


  • 1 large organic tomato; sliced
  • 1 medium organic vidalia onion; sliced
  • 1 medium organic cucumber; sliced
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of vinegar (I used white balsamic but you can use whatever you like)
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp of honey (if desired)

Mix all together in large bowl.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to develop.

This is a great picnic food as well!  You can also switch out the sweet onion for a red onion to add a different dimension of taste.  Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad – The Taste of Summer

  1. Laura says:

    I love simple, refreshing salads like this! Looks terrific!

    • lisamay says:

      We have used this recipe from your Grandmother for years. especially good in the summer with local tomatoes.

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