Marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes

Marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes make for a refreshing and flavorful salad or side dish. Here’s a simple recipe to try:


  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges or chunks
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or dill (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the white vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and black pepper until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Pour the marinade over the cucumber, onion, and tomato mixture.
  4. Toss the vegetables gently to coat them evenly with the marinade.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the mixture to an airtight container.
  6. Refrigerate the marinated vegetables for at least 1-2 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften slightly.
  7. Before serving, give the marinated vegetables a gentle toss. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or dill, if desired, before serving.
  9. Serve the marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes as a refreshing salad or side dish alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or as part of a picnic spread.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other vegetables like bell peppers or thinly sliced carrots. You can also adjust the ratio of vinegar to oil to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your delicious and vibrant marinated vegetable dish!

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