How To Make A Fresh, Marinated Tomato And Cucumber Salad

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Maybe it’s because I grew up with an Italian grandmother, but we ate a lot of tomato and cucumber salad when I was a kid. I completely forgot about this recipe until recently, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it again. In virtually no time, you can whip up a fresh summer salad that’s the perfect accompaniment to any dish. Plus, it’s super healthy. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

To make marinated tomato and cucumber salad, you will need:

3 large tomatoes cut into large chunks
2-3 peeled cucumbers, sliced thin-medium
1 white (or red) onion, thinly sliced

For the marinade, you will need:

1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

source: Dinner, then Dessert

This is quite possibly the simplest recipe of all time. All you have to do is mix together the marinade ingredients, then pour them into a large bowl with the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion. Give everything a quick toss to ensure all of the vegetables are well coated by the marinade. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to cool for a couple of hours. When the time’s up, serve and enjoy!

source: A Cedar Spoon

This is such a fresh, healthy side dish to serve alongside grilled meats, fish, or really anything you want! Because this recipe gives you a substantial amount of salad, you can eat it for a couple of days, which is always helpful. Happy cooking, and enjoy!