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. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad.
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Fast forward about 20 years – my husband and I had dinner at his parents house one summer evening and she served a salad very similar to this one. My mind immediately went back to those vinegar cucumbers my mom used to serve My mother in law had cucumbers and tomatoes along with a yummy vinegar and oil dressing.
Fresh Veggies FTW
This salad can be altered to meet your personal tastes. Just use cucumbers as a base and throw in whatever fresh veggies are in your garden or fridge. I prefer tomatoes, avocados and a little bit of sliced red onion, but any combo would come out fantastic!
Season It Up with Real Salt
The key to this salad is the tangy vinegar and oil dressing, but don’t skip on the seasonings. I used Real Salt garlic, onion, and season salt and it was perfection. Real Salt has some new grinders coming out that we are so excited about – we can’t wait to share some recipes in the next weeks using these new seasonings.
We love that real salt is mined here in the US. As a matter of fact it is the only pink salt that comes from the United States.
Perfect For A BBQ
When we talked about what dishes we would whip up to feature for the 4th of July I instantly decided on this salad. I’ve made it a hundred times over for summer BBQs and 4th of July parties. There is something about a cool crisp salad after a hot day that is perfect.
Chop & Toss
Enough jabbering though…lets get to this recipe!!! It is sososososo easy! Just chopping and tossing.
- Chop cucumbers, avocados, tomatoes and onion.
- Toss with your homemade dressing (recipe below.)
- Stick in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve cold.
We Want Your Review!
May I suggest you serve this alongside of Lemon Lime Chicken? After you make this – be sure to come back and leave a comment. Love love hearing from you all!
Crisp summer veggies with a tangy dressing make the perfect side dish.
- Combine cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.
- In a blender, combine vinegar, oil and seasoning. Blend until well combined.
- Toss dressing with veggies.
- Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to serving.