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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Salad

Another summer favorite to use the bounty of the garden and enjoy the delicious and healthy vegetables while they are at their absolute peak is Cucumber Salad. This cucumber salad is cool, light, tangy and refreshing addition to any casual summer supper.


  • 4 cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill or to taste


  • Toss together the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Combine the vinegar, water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and refrigerate until cold. This can also be eaten at room temperature, but be sure to allow the cucumbers to marinate for at least 1 hour.


For a pretty salad, peel only half of each cucumber, leaving strips of skin on each. Don't make the vinegar solution first and then chop the cucumber because it's important that the vinegar solution be hot to ensure proper flavoring.