This classic deli recipe for tomato cucumber onion salad uses 3 fresh vegetables and is rich in healthy nutrients. Make it in under 5 minutes easy. This is part of our Salad Sides Recipes Category.
Overview of Recipe for Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
This is a well known classic recipe for tomato cucumber onion salad. It uses 3 fresh vegetables and salad dressing. It also has a related creamy version known just as the cucumber tomato salad. However, this one goes by many names.
Different Names of Recipe for Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
This salad name changes with the order of the ingredients. Here they are:
- salad of cucumber onion tomato
- cucumber tomato onion salad
- tomato cucumber red onion salad
- tomato onion and cucumber salad
- onion tomato cucumber salad
- onion cucumber tomato salad
How To Make Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
This is how to make this tomato cucumber onion salad. Start with 3 common vegetables of tomato, cucumber, and red onion. All are an amount. Next, see each one prepared.
The classic way is to carve the tomato into 8 sections. Then, slice an unpeeled cucumber about 1/8-inch thick, i.e., about 6 to 8 slices per inch of cucumber. Slice the peeled onion to be about 1/4-inch thick and then separate them into rings. And, of course, don’t use the ends of the veggies.
Carve large tomato into 8 sections, medium into 6, and small ones into 4 sections.
Slice a cucumber to get about 6-8 slices per inch.
Slice red onion for thick 1/4-inch slices.
The 1-to-1 ratio refers to the space each vegetable takes in the salad bowl. In other words, they should all appear equally balanced. For this reason, the recipe helps and gets it close.
For example, look at a 2 servings salad. Use about 1-1/2 inches of cucumber slices, one 8 sectioned large tomato, and 2 slices of onions, rings separated. And then add the dressing. Finally, toss the salad to mix it all up. Also, if you need it, here’s how to peel an onion properly.
Completed bowl of recipe for tomato cucumber onion salad
Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad with Italian Dressing
The classic dressing for the cucumber tomato onion salad is Italian dressing. The next step up would be Zesty Italian. One next step up would be a Balsamic dressing. Also, you can make your own dressing, but the fastest way is to use a premade one.
Variations Of Recipe for Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
Below are a few different ways to make this recipe for tomato cucumber onion salad. Some are just different cuts or slight changes for different flavors.
Marinated Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
Make this as a marinated tomato cucumber onion salad improve the taste. Just leave it in the fridge overnight or at least for a couple of hours. This marinated salad will often last up to 3 days in the fridge. However, you’ll want it sealed well. We often will make extra and then, have it again a couple of nights later.
Bite Sized Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
For another way, cut the 3 vegetables into bite-sized pieces. With this in mind, there is no difference with the ingredients. So, for the cucumber, peel it, slice it, and then cut the slices in half. For the tomato,, slice it. Then cut the slices into smaller pieces. Finally, cut the red onion slices into pieces but not diced.
Tomato Onion Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
On this way, just replace the Italian dressing with Balsamic Vinegar and toss. However, I usually will tone it down with a bit of water, olive oil, or both. But, these additions are slight.
Finally, for a 2nd way of this, I’ll use Balsamic Italian dressing.
Other Simple and Fast Salads
This recipe is also listed in our Christmas Dinner Meals and in our Holiday Dinner Suggestions articles. There you’ll also see other holiday fun recipes for main courses, sides, appetizers, salads, and breads. There are other salads that are also easy and fast to make. Here are some below.
Calories In Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad
The nutritional values and calories in this cucumber tomato onion salad are shown in the <Print Recipe> option. So, there are about 106 calories per serving and that’s a large serving amount. For more reading, here’s a good article on the nutritional values and health benefits of the cucumber. Also, here’s ours on the topic of “Do Tomatoes Need To Be Refrigerated?”.
Conclusion of Recipe for Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad
This recipe for tomatoes cucumbers onions salad is easy to make and tastes great. Also, they’re low in calories and high in nutrients. So, try it at your next meal instead of a lettuce salad. As a matter of fact, it goes great with meals as simple as spaghetti. Finally, this salad is great on a holiday as shown in our Thanksgiving Dinner Meals Ideas article.
Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
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- 1 large cucumber about 8-inches
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 medium purple onion or sweet onion
- ½ cup Italian dressing or Zesty Italian dressing or Balsamic dressing
- Although not normally done, you can optionally peel part or all of the cucumber. Using about ¼-inch thicknesses, slice the cucumber and put into salad bowl.
- Core and cut the bottom off each tomato. Section it to have about 8 pieces each and add into salad bowl.
- Cut the ends off the onion and peel it. Slice it to have about ⅓-inch thicknesses. Then , separate each slice into individual rings, and put into salad bowl.
- Pour the Italian dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat the pieces.
- Can serve now or refrigerate to marinate for a few hours or overnight.