Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad


Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. This cucumber, tomato and onion salad is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.

Active Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each


  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or more to taste

  • 2 medium cucumbers

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, halved and very thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chives and/or tarragon


  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large shallow bowl.

  2. Remove alternating stripes of peel from the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers into thin rounds. Add the cucumber slices, tomatoes and onion to the dressing; gently toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  3. Just before serving, add herbs and toss again.



Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 hour ahead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

66 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 66
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 838IU 17%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 36mcg 9%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 361mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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