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Recipe: Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Dill Dressing

Crispy cucumbers, fresh tomatoes, and onion add spark to this simple summer salad.

Crispy Cucumbers And Tomatoes In Dill Dressing Ingredients

  • cup cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cucumbers, sliced

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges

How to Make Crispy Cucumbers And Tomatoes In Dill Dressing

  1. In a large bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar, salt, dill, pepper, and oil. Add cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes. Toss, and let stand at least 15 minutes before serving.

Crispy Cucumbers And Tomatoes In Dill Dressing Nutritions

  • Calories: 70.6 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 6.7 g

  • Cholesterol:

  • Fat: 4.7 g

  • Fiber: 1.2 g

  • Protein: 1 g

  • SaturatedFat: 0.8 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 198.5 mg

  • Sugar: 3.8 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Crispy Cucumbers And Tomatoes In Dill Dressing Reviews

  • Good, but ordinary--nothing unique. I used olive oil rather than vegetable oil, and more dill than called for as well. I also added chunks of avocado for added interest. This is good for an idea when youre stumped for some kind of salad to make. Update, 2/09: This time I eliminated the sugar and the vinegar. Used olive oil and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice instead. Now this I loved Instead of tangy and sweet it was light and refreshing. A definite do-over

  • Used 1/2 apple cider vinegar and 1/2 balsamic vinegar. Used dried dill weed and doubled both it and the pepper. Used only 1/2 the amount of required oil, and used olive. Halved the cucumber lengthwise, peeled and seeded it before slicing it. Subbed homegrown cubed kohlrabi for 1/2 of the cucumber. Increased the onion slightly and decreased the tomato a bit. When all done, I tasted it and added a touch more balsamic vinegar and some cubed avocado pieces. Refrigerated it several hours before serving. This was THE BEST cucumber-type salad I have ever made, and I am sure that it would be excellent as written. However, I would stick with my combo of vinegars. DO try this

  • Wonderful refreshing light salad Perfect compliment to any meal. Just as good the second day.

  • I have made this several times now and it is always a hit. It is so light and refreshing...great on a hot summer day. I cut the unpeeled cucumbers in half lenghwise, then scoop out the seeds. Then I slice the cucumbers about a quarter inch thick. This makes a more interesting shape than regular slicing and removes the seeds. I also use about half of the olive oil. Thanks for a great recipie.

  • Very refreshing and very good I used a little more sugar, a little more dill and olive oil instead of veg. oil. You can easily adjust this vinaigrette to your tastes. I used one cucumber that I sliced very thin and next time Id use an English cucumber. I used half the amount of red onion and sliced that thin as well. I let it set for an hour before serving.

  • Actually we would give this a 4.5 rating. It is very tasty and easy. A pleasant side dish and a nice alternative to a lettuce or spinach salad. It is also one that can be made ahead of time. I followed others suggestions of: 1) marinated the cucumber and onion for many hours and added the tomatoes a few hours before serving. 2) Used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar 3) Used half the oil and used olive oil rather than vegetable oil. 4) Cut the cucumber in half legthwise, scooped out the seeds and then sliced in about 1/4 inch slices. A real keeper

  • Great recipe. Very easy. Delicious with grilled chicken or steak.

  • Being from South NJ, the summer for me always includes jersey tomates, and if you have a garden or know someone with a garden, they are always around. The recipe is easy and everyone in my family loves it. The dill is a nice change of pace and is not too much. Using the apple cider vinegar also makes it not as strong as using white vinegar.

  • This recipe is great. The first time I made it, the onion I had was really strong. So now I just check the strength of the onion and maybe use less if it is too hot or strong. This is so tasty, it is one of my familys favorites

  • I love this recipe I have made it three times in the past two weeks; its a great way to use up the abundance of produce in my garden. I add about half the amount of onion (its still very oniony) and a little more dill. Try letting it sit at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for about an hour before serving.

  • Nice flavor to the dressing. I marinated the cucumber and red onion overnight and added the tomatoes a few hours before serving. Next time I am going to try an English cucumber and perhaps olives. Fresh dill is a must.

  • I mince the onion and fresh dill and always use olive oil. Ive made this with cider vinegar, rice vinegar, and white balsamic vinegar. Its all good. I think it tastes much better when it sits over night, one hour isnt enough to me. Cant count how many times I made this recipe.

  • Wow. Very, very good. I used EVOO and sprinkled fresh lemon juice over the salad. I ended up taking about a half cup of this salad and tossing it with a bit of grilled BLSL chicken breasts and wrapping it up in bibb lettuce. Filling and satisfying.

  • This is a great recipe. Very tasty, and a great way to use up cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden. I recommend reducing the onion by 1/2 unless you are an onion fanatic--1/2 C was plenty for us. Make sure you use fresh dill, dried just doesnt come close in taste. Well be making this often

  • Simple summer recipe passed down from generation to generation. The beauty of this salad is its ability to be customized to ones own familys taste buds. I have added avocados, thinly sliced mushrooms and even a sliced jalapeno for an extra kick. Very nice indeed Thank you Michelle OSullivan for the submission.

  • A good recipe, but not as tangy or flavorful as I would have liked. It turned out a little bland. Overall, a tasty dish that could use a little tweaking.

  • Very simple and delicious. Everyone at my party asked for the recipe. It is 5 stars w/ the following changes: add 1 sliced read onion, use 1/8 c. balsamic and 1/8 c. apple cider vinegar, double the dill, cut the oil and half, refrigerate overnite for best results.

  • Very good, I definetly recommend making the cucumber onion and dressing the night before. I used rice vinegar (its not as pungent as the apple cider) Then adding halved cherry tomatos about 3 hours before serving. Oh Also make sure you seed the cucumbers. Just slice longways and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Only takes a second plus it Keeps your salad from getting slimy.

  • Fresh and sweet. I used 2 packets of Truvia instead of sugar. Turned out great

  • I liked this. I used dry dill and think it wouldve been better with fresh.

  • I tried the lemon instead of vinegar and sugar in this recipe and it was so bland that no one really ate any.

  • Excellent salad and very easy I used red wine vinegar, sweet onion, and a little more dill than the recipe called for. This is a keeper

  • This is so delicious and can be eaten anytime We have also made it with different veggies (Green/red/yellow peppers) etc.. and it is fantastic. Thank you for posting

  • Love this recipe and make it often. I brought it to a company picnic and it was gone quickly, with folks coming back for seconds and thirds. I use olive oil instead of vegetable oil, usually use white onions instead of red, and sub Splenda for the sugar. Ive also never used fresh dill - but, I buy a quality dried.

  • Just what I was looking for Had 4 tomatoes, red onion, & 1/2 cucumber on hand. Added a jar of marinated artichoke heart (drained), a handful of pimento-stuffed green olives, and a clove of garlic (minced). Delicious

  • This was a wonderful easy dish to make. The only change I would recommend is to maybe cut back on some of the oil (maybe try olive). I had a lot of extra sauce left over. Very tasty

  • Delicious salad. I used apple cider instead of vinegar and also put sliced green, red and yellow peppers in it. Gave it a wonderful flavor and color. Definitely will make again.

  • A very refreshing summer salad to go with chicken or fish.

  • This recipe was in Southern Living magazine about 30 years ago. Always good

  • This is SO FABULOUS. I have a ton of cucumbers right now, and this "salad" is an amazing way to use them I have bought this salad at the store (USD3.99/lb), but this recipe is WAY better Luckily, my husband doesnt like onions, so he doesnt even want to try it--but my 5 yr old daughter and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it Its VERY yummy with mozzarella chunks in it. I just took some of the string cheese sticks and sliced them in chunks to add to it. Also, I prefer to eat this when its closer to room temperature rather than when its cold. I think the amazing flavors come through much better I also just tried adding some red bell peppers to it and it was really good too THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this recipe

  • Add feta and olives for more interest

  • Even all the kids loved this I didnt have red onion, so substituted 1/4 cup heirloom white onion. Also used brown sugar rather than white, and one zucchini for one of the cucumbers. Didnt have fresh dill, so sprinkled with dried dill. DELICIOUS only 10 minutes after making Imagine that if it had lasted a day it would have tasted even better tomorrow. :)

  • Even better the next day I used only 1tbsp. olive oil. Worth letting it sit for a few hours to meld the flavors.

  • My hubby said he could eat an entire bowl by himself. I did a few substitutions based on what I had in the house but it was still delish. I used red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar; olive oil instead of vegetable oil; shallots instead of onion, and dried basil instead of dill. Great refreshing salad for summer meals.

  • I followed the recipe as written the first time I made it and thought it was good. The dill adds a nice flavor to the salad and provides a twist on the traditional oil and vinegar based cucumber salad. The second time I made it, I used a white balsamic vinegar that I got from Trader Joes, substituted zucchini for one of the cucumbers, and added a bit more dill and about 4 chopped basil leaves. This salad can be altered by the simple addition of a different herb or a combination of herbs, and it is great served with grilled chicken or BBq ribs.

  • This was a refreshing, mouth-watering recipe that tasted great. I recommend slicing the cucumbers paper thin to soak up the vinegar. Great for summer parties.

  • Very yummy and healthy. i used Splenda instead of sugar and dried dill instead of fresh. love it

  • This was okay. My husband enjoyed it better than I did.

  • Wow This salad is great and easy. I thought it would be too vinegary for my husband, but he loves it.

  • Have made this delicious recipe twice this week: 1x for a dinner party of 14 women and 2 days later at my husbands request. I used Splenda and Apple Cider vinegar. Added extra dill the 2nd time. A wonderful, refreshing, pretty, easy and tasty salad. Its a winner and Ill make it often. Thanks so much.

  • Crispy, cool and refreshing. The mixture from my garden to the table left our taste buds dancing

  • Wonderful. Not to tangy or sweet. I used half the amount of dried dill and used yellow and red cherry tomatoes. I also threw in some feta cheese.

  • This is the best I added lemon juice and it was fantastic

  • Delicious I made this exactly as directed except I used salad vinegar instead of cider vinegar because I was out. The preportions are perfect and I wouldnt change a thing. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the great recipe.

  • The tartness of the vinegar and the sweetness of the sugar contrasted nicely with the fresh vegetables. Just delicious My family kept sneaking tastes while it was sitting on the counter. I was afraid that I wasnt going to have any left for dinner

  • This was nothing special, although a great salad for a hot day.

  • Very good i didnt have cider vinegar so i just used regular vinegar. i also didnt have those peppers. i added a medium lemon to it and it was great

  • This is my favorite salad. I make it almost every day in the summer. However,I never use sugar for it and I always add feta cheese on top when serving. For best results use sweet onion and seedless cucumbers. Be careful with the amount of vinegar you use; general rule is that a salad with tomatoes does not need a lot of vinegar. If you want quick, light meal for the summer add chopped ham, cubed cheese(your choice) mushrooms from a jar, and feta of course. Serve with a loaf of bread and voila-you have a healthy lunch, or dinner.

  • This salad was great but next time I will reduce the Apple cider. It was a bit dominating.

  • Very refreshing Great with any meal or barbecue.My whole family loves it

  • A good, noncreamy sald to add to a meal. Someone ate some of the cucumber that I planned to use, so I added red and green pepper to make up the difference. This makes a lot of dressing for the amount of salad, so you may want to drain it before serving. Thanks

  • This is great. I have made it with cider vinegar and red wine vinegar, and I like the red wine vinegar much better because it has a bit more bite to it. I use olive oil instead of vegetable, and agree with marinating the cucumber and onion overnight before adding tomato. But any leftovers are fine in the fridge and seem to get better for a few days.

  • So good. Loved all the flavors going on in this. I went to the farmers market and got all the ingredients fresh. So glad I ran into this recipe.

  • This was one of the best salads I have ever made. I made it for five guests and everyone commented on it. How often does that happen with a salad? It was simple to make and had a lot of wonderful flavor. I would make at least double the recipe for a family.

  • Yummy Loved it.

  • This is so simple, but great.

  • This was a great simple recipe. Definitely better after sitting for an hour or more.

  • Good. I like a light salad but I think perhaps there was too much cider vinegar for me... I would like to maybe half with balsamic next time. Still nice, just not perfected with recipe as is.

  • EASY, YUMMY, Summer recipe. I used about half the amount of dried dill and it tasted the same as when I made it with fresh.

  • Oh my gosh This will be a permanant fixture in our fridge all summer long. I just removed the seeds from the cukes and tomatoes so it wont get mushy. Yum

  • Easy and awesome

  • This is a great summer salad. I added an extra teaspoon of sugar to it which made it just a little sweeter. I also used red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar. I have been making this weekly and eating it with lunch everyday.

  • Okay but not great. I like all of the ingredients seperately but somehow this didnt do much for me. If I decide to make it again, I may use red wine vinegar instead.

  • Husband really raved about this dish, even took leftovers with him to work the next day Followed the suggestions of earlier reviewers and used apple cider vinegar and olive oil. We grilled some lemon pepper chicken, made some sweet corn on the cob and had a nice, healthy summery dinner. Would recommend, like other reviewers, to marinate it for several hours or even overnight before serving--husband and I both thought it tasted even better the next day. Definitely will be making this dish again.

  • Very good....the only changes I made were that I added more dill, reduced the onion to 1/2 cup and used canola oil. One cup of onion seemed like waaay to much. Will make again

  • Delicious Made this with fresh veggies from our garden. We cut the onion back to 1/2 cup and used canola oil. This was easy to prepare and just the right salad to go with our pasta dinner. Next time we will try olive oil and some crushed red pepper to spice it up.

  • Cool and refreshing, this is an excellent summer salad. I take it to every BBQ I go to now and people always rave. As others have said, I use olive oil instead of vegetable (MUCH healthier). I also didnt have apple cider vinegar, so I used red wine vinegar. I would probably cut down a little on it next time as it is a little "puckery."

  • This is great when made with fresh from the garden ingredients in the summer. A dish is only as good as the sum of its parts :o) I probably wouldnt make this in the winter since the tomatoes need to be prime. I doubled the ground pepper and dill weed and used olive oil as many other reviewers did. I also used green onion but this would be great with vidalia or red onion as well. After letting it sit 15 minutes as the recipe describes, I tasted it and decided to add garlic salt. We really enjoyed this and I will definitely make it again.

  • LOVED IT I have made a similar recipe before with just the cucumbers and with white onions. But I love that this one has tomatoes and red onion. It was a nice twist and more healthy and delicious

  • Excellent recipe. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and added cubed mozzarella cheese just before serving. Yummy

  • Wonderful My husband ate the whole thing in one day I would cube the cukes instead of slicing...more aesthically appealing and easier to eat.

  • This is a great summer salad. Instead of regular tomatoes, I used a pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half. Great, light flavor, and a colorful salad. Would be good with bell peppers, olives and/or feta cheese added.

  • Yummmmy ;)

  • I ate the whole thing in one sitting. I used cherry tomatoes cut in half. Loved it.

  • A perfect side dish on this VERY HOT evening. Refreshing and fast. We have a ton of cucumbers in the garden and this recipe will be used again. I left out the red onion (personal taste) and added a small shallot. Thanks for sharing

  • This recipe is great for cook-outs. It is cool and refreshing, especially if you like vinegar and onions. Do slice the cucumbers very thin

  • This is a good, basic salad. I only put in half the onion; I thought 1 cup would overpower it. I used half olive oil and would use all olive oil next time because I think it added to the flavor. I used to just use white vinegar, water, salt and pepper, so this was a good change from that.

  • I used Apple cider vinegar and dried dill as well as olive oil. It was yummy

  • I thought this salad was wonderful - very light and refreshing. My company and family enjoyed it as well. I made it two nights in a row and used 3 colors of tomatoes, then arranged it neatly on a serving tray. The first time I made the dressing, in my haste I may have used regular white vinegar instead of cider vinegar, I discovered this possible error the 2nd time I made it. I think it would taste great using either.

  • I found this to be easy to make and tastes great The dill is pretty subtle which I liked.

  • I made this today for a Labor Day picnic. It was yummy I made according to the recipe besides using dried dill. I give a 4 following the recipe. I decided to add a big scoop of mayo and make it a creamy salad and it is delicious like that It is definitely a 5 star recipe that way.

  • So good, so fresh, and so simple Thank you for this great recipe.

  • I scaled this down to 2 servings, as I was experimenting w/a variety of cuke salad recipes (Ive never made it before and there are a TON of recipes out there...this was one of the 4 I selected). I omitted the pepper, per personal preference, and used Vidalia onion & grape tomatoes, as those were what I had on hand, and subbed EVOO for veggie oil (just because). This is a nice salad; I may make this again. TY for a nice recipe

  • This was good. I liked it much better the next day. Definitely needs that extra day for the flavors to incorporate.

  • Very good mix of seasonings and vegtables. Will make again. Will try it next time with a English cucuumber.

  • Very tasty recipe. I omitted the onion and used the dry dill. This is a great way to add some veggies to the table and a nice refreshing side to a summer mealThank you.

  • This was so wonderful My husband, who would rather starve than eat vegetables, requested it again. My 4 year old, who is a vegetable fanatic like her mother, didnt really like it much, but she isnt fond of vinegar. Definately a keeper.

  • Very good. added more pepper, but I like a lot of pepper. Child didnt like it though. She usually likes cucumbers and tomatoes.

  • This was the perfect recipe to use up some veggies from my garden. I brought it into work and everyone loved it.

  • A good recipe if you want to use up some of those garden veggies but I dont think there was anything spectacular about it... tasted good but nothing special... next time I will use olive oil instead of veggie oil so it actually adds flavor I am not sure what the purpose of the veggie oil is... I may cut back on the amount to to make it healthier... also add more dill and black pepper... marinating longer than 15 minutes did help too it allowed the flavors to really develop.. but overall not bad.. good combination of veggies

  • Too tart and lacked flavor. I scaled recipe back to 3 servings, used fresh picked tomatoes and a large cucumber. Subbed vidalia onion for the red onion. Let marinate overnight but didnt help enhance the flavor. Think I would rather just slice the tomato and cucumber and serve

  • Great recipe and easy to make.

  • Super easy and great flavor

  • I thought it had a good fresh and crisp flavor, my husband thought it was ok, however he is not a big fan of dill. I did make minor changes, I used olive oil and 1/2 of what the recipe called. Also I did not have cider vinegar so I substituted for 1/2 red wine vinegar and 1/2 white vinegar. I would make it again.

  • Very simple and delicious. I reduced the amount of onion by 1/2 the 2nd time I made it and it tasted just fine.

  • Great recipe I used a little less onion and didnt have fresh dill so I used a dill mix that also contained garlic. It was delicious

  • I added extra dill and yellow bell peppers. Mmmm. This recipe was yummy

  • This is good. Ive been eating cucumbers and tomatoes in cider vinegar for years, but I never thought to add all this yummy extra stuff I only used 1/4 tsp of salt and still thought it was too salty. Next time Ill leave that out completely. Also I only used 1 cucumber and 1 1/2 tomatoes. No onions because I didnt have any on hand. Used olive oil instead of veg oil. I only had dried dill, so I used 1/4 tsp but couldnt really taste it. Ill double that next time. Thanks for a yummy, easy, healthy recipe

  • This was a fantastic recipe The entire family enjoyed eating this dish and I am so glad that I made extra servings. This dish will certainly be in the family rotation of meals. Thank you for your submission.

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