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Cucumber Tomato and Green Onion Salad

My mother always made this salad, so I tried it on my future husband when we were courting. I discovered later that he didn't like vinegar in his foods, but he learned to enjoy this salad and called it piccalilli. -Jan Peterson Mesa, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced and quartered
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water


  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber and onions. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk in the vinegar and water. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 23 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Feb 23, 2020

    Solid salad. I forgot it needed to be prepped ahead of time so leftovers were a bit better.

  • aneedya3
    Jun 22, 2014

    I'm making a similar salad right now... minus the sugar and in place of the vinegar I use ranch dressing. It's a great salad.

  • KAHeilman
    Jun 17, 2014

    At first I thought using so much water would be a bad idea, but I decided to go ahead and just follow the recipe. I LOVED IT!!! The flavor is so tasty (assuming you like vinegar) and I found that I even liked slurping up the juice along with the crunchy parts. I will definitely make this again and again. Thank you so much!

  • kcrihfield89
    Feb 18, 2014

    I love this salad. It's perfect for summertime and is a great way to eat up those fresh tomatoes out of the garden.

  • contrarywife
    Sep 10, 2013

    Just what the doctor ordered! My dear mom used to make something similar to this when I was a child and I've tried repeatedly to replicate it with no luck. Then my brother shared this recipe with me and it's perfect. Enough said.

  • claylady01
    Aug 21, 2013

    I Like the ingredients but instead of vinegar I add a small amount of lo-cal.Italian dressing,it is not so tart with a light dressing,actually any light dressing would do,good recipe.

  • roachme
    Apr 20, 2013

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  • Rena62
    Jan 3, 2013

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  • EAW9414
    Jul 16, 2012

    i put this salad together this afternoon and marnated for dinner. i substuted it and added red onions and shredded carrots andhouse italian dressing it was even better than vingear and water.

  • smeloche63
    Jun 2, 2009

    I was searching for a cucumber tomato salad on line and this one came up. I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't have green onions so,I used a sweet onion instead. Very delicious!! I would make again!