Salads | June 25, 2019

Marinated Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad

Crisp cucumber, onion, and tomato – pair with creamy avocado and a tart and savory vinaigrette in this Marinated Cucumber, Tomato, & Red Onion Salad. Garnished with fresh dill, this bright salad is perfect for your next summer barbecue. 

Cucumber tomato red onion salad in a white salad bowl, atop a cooling rack.

What Is Marinated Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad?

Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper.  We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices.  This salad is a modern take on that classic dish.  We’ve amped up the flavor with a homemade vinaigrette, and added lots of yummy seasonal veggies.

Cucumber tomato red onion salad in a white bowl, garnished with dill. Dressing on this side.

What’s The Grocery List?

I love all of the fresh ingredients in this dish!  You’ll need:

  • 3 cucumbers
  • 3 avocados
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • fresh dill
  • rice vinegar
  • olive oil
  • season salt
  • onion salt
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • dried oregano

Cucumber tomato red onion salad ingredients.

How Do I Make This Marinated Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad?

  1. Chop your veggies.  You can do this one of two ways – chop everything large.  Or dice everything.  Both are delicious.  For this pictures I chopped everything large.
  2. Combine all veggies in a large bowl.
  3. In a blender jar – combine oil, vinegar, onion salt, garlic salt, season salt, black pepper, and oregano.
  4. Blend until emulsified.
  5. Toss dressing with veggies and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

Pro Tip: Use a titan peeler for the easiest veggie pealing of your life!  One of my FAVORITE kitchen tools.

Cucumber tomato red onion salad process.

Perfect For A BBQ

This salad is really a crowd pleaser and is absolutely perfect for a potluck. May I suggest you serve this alongside of Lemon Lime Chicken, with a side of grilled potato salad, and topped off with Strawberry Shortcake?

Salad dressing being poured onto salad.

How To Choose Perfect Produce For This Salad:

Cucumbers: Look for cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. The cucumber should look fresh. Choose a firm cucumber – firmness should be right through to the tips of the cucumber. Avoid cucumbers with blemishes, soft spots, yellowing, or easily bent.

Tomatoes: The best tomatoes are completely free of bruises and should be a deep, bright red. Tomatoes that looks dull or pale are going to lack flavor. Avoid tomatoes with any discoloration – it could mean rot on the inside.

Red Onion: choose a red onion that is heavy in your hand and firm to the touch. If an onion is soft or has a strong potent odor, then it has passed its peak.

Avocados: Ripe avocados are typically a dark, almost black color. Squeeze the avocado gently- A ripe avocado should yield to firm, gentle pressure, but shouldn’t feel overly soft or mushy

Cucumber tomato red onion salad in a white salad bowl, atop a cooling rack.

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Cucumber tomato red onion salad in white salad bowl. Atop a cooling rack, with dressing on the side.
Marinated Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Crisp summer veggies with a tangy dressing make the perfect side dish.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber tomato salad, marianted cucumber salad, tomato onion salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 3 large cucumbers pealed and sliced
  • 2 large avocados sliced
  • 3 roma tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp season salt
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.
  2. In a blender, combine vinegar, oil and seasoning. Blend until well combined.
  3. Toss dressing with veggies.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Recipe Notes

How To Choose Perfect Produce For This Salad:

Cucumbers: Look for cucumbers with a bright, even colour of skin without dullness or sweating. The cucumber should look fresh. Choose a firm cucumber - firmness should be right through to the tips of the cucumber. Avoid cucumbers with blemishes, soft spots, yellowing, or easily bent.

Tomatoes: The best tomatoes are completely free of bruises and should be a deep, bright red. Tomatoes that looks dull or pale are going to lack flavor. Avoid tomatoes with any discoloration - it could mean rot on the inside.

Red Onion: choose a red onion that is heavy in your hand and firm to the touch. If an onion is soft or has a strong potent odor, then it has passed its peak.

Avocados: Ripe avocados are typically a dark, almost black color. Squeeze the avocado gently- A ripe avocado should yield to firm, gentle pressure, but shouldn’t feel overly soft or mushy

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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