Today I am sharing another childhood favorite, a summer tradition at my grandparents’ for each and every barbecue –Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes. A summertime favorite side dish.
Cucumber Salad – A traditional, old-school classic recipe. Refreshing, cool and crisp, perfect on hot summer days. This is the perfect side dish for any family gathering, picnic, BBQ or potluck – even better, it’s budget friendly!
Every time my grandpa grilled steaks, burgers or hot dogs in the summer, this was always one of the side dishes. My great-grandma, (Grandma B), loved this salad, hence the name.
Over the years I have changed the recipe a smidgen, adding tomatoes and dill for another layer of flavor. I also like mixing in a little red onion along with a white or Vidalia onion.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best ones. This salad allows the garden fresh cucumbers and onions (and tomatoes) to shine.
I love lots and lots of dill in the salad (optional). Fresh dill weed is best, but dry dill weed works well too.
- 4 medium tomatoes diced or sliced the way you want them
- 2 medium cucumbers, peeled & sliced
- 2 onions, sliced and separated into rings
- 2 Tbsp. Vinegar
- ¼ c. Oil, I used Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- 2 tsp. minced fresh parsley.
- Cut and set aside your cut up tomatoes, cucumbers & onions.
- In your bowl or mason jar, pour in the remaining ingredients and mix or shake.
- Toss in your cut up veggies and mix or shake until thoroughly coated.
- Marinate 2hrs before serving.