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. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.

Virginia Willis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011


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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large shallow bowl.

  • 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.

  • Just before serving, add herbs and toss again.


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

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 6.8g; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 838.2IU; vitamin c 17.7mg; folate 36.3mcg; calcium 31.4mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 23mg; potassium 361.2mg; sodium 204.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 5 stars
A must try! Really tasty! I'm not a big tomato person but still enjoyed this recipe! I would probably chop the tomatoes into smaller pieces but really nothing has to be changed. I've actually been looking for that taste for years..brought back some great childhood memories. Pros: Easy quick and really flavorful! Cons: Veggies sweat which dilutes the marinade a little Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Quick and easy week-night salad. My mother made this for years since I was a little kid. She just used apple cider vinegar and a little water to dilute the vinegar then poured it over the tomato wedges onion and cukes. Anyway you want to make it it's great. Pros: What's not to like about it. Cons: None. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fresh and Tasty Summer Treat I've made a similar salad to this for years using red wine vinegar and EVOO but I occasionally change the vinegar to rice wine vinegar. If I don't have Vidalia onions I soak the ones I have for at least an hour in ice water. Pros: Quick Cons: Not as good in winter Read More
Rating: 5 stars
mouth watering! This is the best recipe-and very versatile! We love this with the tomatoes/cucumbers/onions however it is super when all is combined with a pasta for pasta salad!! Pros: All good Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
One word - Dill We make this all the time in the summer and we always add dill a lot of dill. Pros: Easy and fast Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Quick and refreshing This has been on my rotating list of side dishes for a few months now and it's delicious every time I make it. I use cherry or grape tomatoes and cut them in half which makes them the perfect size for this salad. I usually use red onions because those are what I have on hand and I reduce the amount of onion because it's a bit overpowering for me. Next time I'll try a vidalia and see if that makes the onion flavor more subtle. This is an absolutely amazing salad though and I would definitely recommend it. I usually use parsley for the herb but have also made this without the herbs added. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Absolutely love this salad! It tastes like summer and is so simple to make. I like to use roma tomatoes and english cucumber and typically use green onions or chives as the herb. Yum! Pros: Quick Easy & Delish Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great side or Entree Salad! I was raised in New Orleans and this is a staple at any time of the year!! We tossed the salad and let marinade overnight in the fridge....oh and we also added fresh mushrooms quartered to the mix and then marinate. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy! This recipe is not only easy to make but it's light and delicious. The perfect summer salad that can go with everything from chicken to fish. I followed the recipe exactly and it brought rave reviews from family and friends at our picnic. Nothing was left in a large double bowl! I love recipes that make me look good; both in shape and in the kitchen! Read More