Cucumber Salads: Sour Cream Onion And Onion, and Tomato Recipes

by Margielynn

Cucumber salads are a favorite side dish, there are many recipes for them! Sour cream cucumbers and onion and cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion salads are two of my favorites!

Cucumbers are so delicious fixed so many different ways, I have two of my favorite ways to use cucumbers, they are Sour Cream Cucumbers and Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomato salads.
Use can use any type of cucumber you like, my favorite are burpless and seedless cucumbers. You can peel them or leave the peel on your choice.

The burpless are a mild cucumber with no bitterness, thin skin and small seeds! I do not like the large seeds in cucumbers.

The seedless is also a mild cucumber with no bitterness, thin skin, you can buy at the grocery store, they are wrapped individually wrapped in a clear plastic. Always delicious, a bit pricey!

Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad Recipe
Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad Recipe

Cucumber, Tomato And Red Onion Salad Recipe

Prep time 25 min  -  Total time 25 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
Delicious salad, great side dish recipes!
Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

This salad recipe is filled with fresh vegetables, it has tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and tossed with a dressing.

The summertime fills your garden with an abundance of fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. I love a good salad from the garden filled with tomatoes, cucumbers and onion with or without a dressing.

This salad is very adaptable, you could also add mushrooms, avocados, raw squash, bell pepper, add and delete to get the flavors you desire.


  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup onion, slices
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cucumbers, medium size, peeled or unpeeled
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 red onion, sliced



  1. In a small bowl, combine first eight ingredients.
  2. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Mix cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, toss with the dressing.



Different Colored Tomatoes Makes a Beautiful Salad!

Sour Cream Cucumbers And Onion Salad Recipe
Sour Cream Cucumbers And Onion Salad Recipe

Sour Cream Cucumbers And Onion Salad Recipe

Prep time 20 min  -  Total time 260 min
Ingredients for 8 servings
Delicious, taste so good with any type of meat! Needs 4 hours to chill!
Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Salad is a quick and easy side dish of marinated cucumbers and onions. They compliment just about any meal, such as fried chicken, meatloaf, BBQ, Pork chops and more. A great way to use up all the summer cucumbers your garden is producing in abundance.


  •  4 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1.  Wash and thinly slice cucumbers. Place cucumber slices in a serving dish, salt each layer.
  2. Cover and let stand for several hours. Pour off cucumber juices.
  3. Peel and slice the onion into thin slices and separate into rings. Add to the bowl of cucumbers.
  4. In a small bowl combine sour cream, vinegar, salt and black pepper.
  5. Mix together the sour cream mixture well.
  6. Pour sour cream mixture over cucumbers and onions.
  7. Stir cucumber and onion mixture mixing well.
  8. Cover the bowl with lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  9. Serve with a slotted spoon.


Tips From Margielynn

  • You may leave out the onions and peel the cucumbers if you prefer.
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill for added flavor.
  • If you like things a bit spicy you may add a few drops of hot pepper sauce, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or dried pepper flakes.
  • This recipe seems to get better the longer it sets. To me, it is almost like eating pickles!
  • You may double the recipe for more servings.
  • You do not have to wait for summer to have these delicious salads,  you can buy cucumbers and onions year around at your local supermarket.
  •  Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Salad is very addicting! You keep wanting more and more.

Do you like cucumbers?

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Updated: 01/21/2018, Margielynn
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Margielynn on 09/01/2017

Hi DerdriuMarriner I always use salt, I have never used sugar with cucumber!

DerdriuMarriner on 09/01/2017

Margielynn, An acquaintance of mine from another country always put salt and sugar in cucumber salads. Do you always, never or sometimes use just sugar or salt and sugar?

Margielynn on 08/29/2017

Veronica I love dill, I have never had Greek Tzatziki! You sound like you are a wonderful cook! Thanks for stopping in!

Margielynn on 08/29/2017

Thanks for calling that to my attention, I corrected it! Have a grate day! Yes there are many people that do not like onions and this makes them easy to remove! Thanks for stopping in!

Veronica on 08/28/2017

My favourite cucumber recipe is a Greek Tzatziki .

This works as a start or as an accompaniment to burgers or lamb dishes. I love it. For a proper Tzatziki I use chopped dill and coriander.

blackspanielgallery on 08/28/2017

I prefer red onions for salad use. I noticed the images in the image were of red onion., But one point of confusion is your instructions say grated onions, yet the larger pieces are evident in the image, or is this a coarse grating? The larger pieces allow those who do not like onions to pick them out.

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