Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

This refreshing salad is a perfect accompaniment to any main dish, be it chicken or otherwise. Its light and delicious flavors make it an ideal choice for both summer and winter meals.


  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped (optional)


  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, water, salt, pepper, oil, and mint if using.
  2. Toss Well: Ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate the salad for at least 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld.

This marinated cucumber, onion, and tomato salad is as versatile as it is flavorful, “a delicious, light, and refreshing salad that is perfect for summer or winter.” Enjoy it alongside your favorite dishes for an added burst of freshness.