Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes


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.
  1. Cut and set aside your cut up tomatoes, cucumbers & onions.
  2. In your bowl or mason jar, pour in the remaining ingredients and mix or shake.
  3. Toss in your cut up veggies and mix or shake until thoroughly coated.
  4. Marinate 2hrs before serving.