Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

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Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer salad is a cool salad that displays some of summers freshest flavors. Almost pickled, this summer bounty salad is a staple on any good southern table. We show you how easy to put it on your table too.

fresh onion, tomato and cucumber salad

Summer in a Salad

Cool salads are a huge part of any Dinner table in the South. No matter the time of year, you can always find some really good salads. Just like our EASY NEW POTATO SALAD or our gorgeous SOUTHERN COLESLAW, this delightful Summer Salad is a great addition to any meal.

This recipe I adapted from one of my favorite treats from The Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia. You can find their “Calico Salad” on the table most any time. It’s a burst of summer right in your mouth. We eat it as an appetizer, dessert and in-between meal courses as a palate cleanser.  So without further ado, my ode to Dillard House. Fresh Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Summer Salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 large White onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups peeled and diced cucumbers
  • 3 cups ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced and seeded
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Prep ingredients. Slice the onion, peel and dice the tomatoes and cucumbers.
  2. In a small boiler, heat sugar, vinegar and water just until sugar melts. Do not boil. Cool.
  3. Mix cucumbers, onion and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour cooled vinegar sugar water over and stir well. Chill in fridge at least 8 hours.

Tips and Tricks

How long will this keep in the Refrigerator?

This Summer Salad probably won’t last long but if you do have some leftover, it should last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

Is Summer Salad like Salsa?

The short answer is no. It is not filled with a lot of spices or any citrus juices. That makes the recipe differ a little bit. It is more closely associated with pickles. However, it is great as a side dish or a condiment. My grandaddy used to love it as a topping for fried cornbread.

Get the fresh tastes of a bountiful summer harvest easily with this Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad. This even makes a great food gift. Store it in cute little jars and give the food love away!

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close up of tomato onion and cucumber salad

Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer salad is a cool salad that displays some of summers freshest flavors. Almost pickled, this summer bounty salad is a staple on any good southern table. We show you how easy to put it on your table too.

Ingredients

  • 2 large White onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups peeled and diced cucumbers
  • 3 cups ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced and seeded
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prep ingredients. Slice the onion, peel and dice the tomatoes and cucumbers.
  2. In a small boiler, heat sugar, vinegar and water just until sugar melts. Do not boil. Cool.
  3. Mix cucumbers, onion and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour cooled vinegar sugar water over and stir well.
  4. Chill in fridge at least 8 hours.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 43mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 29gProtein 1g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Faye
    August 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Is there away you could provide these recipes on Pinterest so it’s easy to save in Pinterest. I store all my recipes on there.

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      August 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      I am currently developing a pinterest page to do just that! I will let you know as soon as it is up and running!

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      August 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Ok, I have added pin buttons to each pic! Pin away!!

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