Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

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Even though it is the middle of Spring, I can feel Summer coming.  And I think it’s gonna be a hot one!

 While we seem to have reverted a little weather-wise, I had a craving for this simple dish.  Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand after making those Greek Flatbread Pizzas! 

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How about a light and refreshing side dish that is perfect with your favorite grilled meal?

My mom would make a version of this salad with white onions, cucumber, apple cider vinegar and a little sprinkle of Sweet’n’Low to sweeten it up. 

I remember coming in for dinner on hot summer days after playing all afternoon and having this fresh salad as a side dish.  It will forever remind me of summer and my mom.

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My version is kicked up a notch with the addition of tomatoes.  And instead of apple cider vinegar, I used tangy red wine vinegar for a little something different.  You could really use any variety to suit your own tastes. 

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 Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

makes 4 servings

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  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add vegetables and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let vegetables marinate in the dressing.
  4. Toss again before serving.   

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