Cucumber, Tomato & Onion Salad

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I'm getting in a little too late from late night summer swimming to put together a proper Scenes from the Weekend post. So I thought I would share a recipe we made for a BBQ we went to this evening. We used all fresh ingredients from the garden and gosh our tomatoes are SO good!! We found this recipe from the controversial Paula Deen but it was so great for summer. Light and super easy to make!

1 pound of cucumbers (about two cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced) - I used one Armenian and one burpless from the garden
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved -I used sweet one millions and black cherry tomatoes from the garden
1/2 Vidalia onion, very thinly sliced - I couldn't find the at the supermarket so I substituted a white store bought onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large salad bowl, toss together the cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onion, parsley, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Let the salad stand for 10 minutes before serving. 

Cutting up the burpless cucumber. These are great cucumbers for pickling as well but they grow huge if you don't cut them from the vine right away!

Super easy!! Would be great with some feta too!!
Bon appetite!!


  1. Yum! I think I'll be subbing the feta for the onions! :)

  2. I love tomato, onion, cucumber salad. I let mine marinate for hours to soak up the flavors. So light and summery, and the idea to add feta is excellent!


  3. We make a salad like this but use feta instead of onions. And lots and lots of seasonings. It's so yummy and refreshing!

  4. Wow...looks DELISH!! Will have to try tonight!! xo

  5. i saw the leftovers in my fridge this morning... brought some for lunch but went for a scoop of corn dip for breakfast instead. fml.

  6. Refreshingly summer! Can't wait to get some of our tomatoes in so I can start making home-grown tomato salads.

  7. YUM! This would be perfect to store in mason jars for work lunches!


  8. This looks delicious!
    So light and refreshing for summer.
    I'm going to have to try this! :)

  9. your creativity is beyond everything

  10. If someone has said amke a salad of tomato, onion and cucumber I would have said how bland and boring but looking at the outcome here I can see it anything but bland. This is very much worth trying. Thanks for sharing.