Marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes

Marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes make for a refreshing and flavorful side dish, especially during the warmer months. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, sliced red onion, and chopped tomatoes.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, and black pepper until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes in the large bowl. Toss gently to coat all the vegetables evenly.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to marinate.
  5. Before serving, give the marinated vegetables a final toss to redistribute the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Transfer the marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes to a serving dish, and sprinkle with chopped fresh dill for garnish, if desired.
  7. Serve the marinated vegetables as a refreshing side dish alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or as part of a picnic spread.

Enjoy your homemade marinated cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes as a flavorful and healthy addition to your meals!

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