Author Notes: My granny taught my mom how to make this and she taught me. Now I make it all the time when I need a quick summer side dish or dinner goes completely wrong. It celebrates summer produce and lets the natural flavors of it shine through. —Laura Dembowski
large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
large sweet onion, thinly sliced into half moons
cups distilled white vinegar
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon kosher salt
- In a large bowl, stir together cucumber, tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and salt.
- Allow salad to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour to allow flavors to marry. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Photo by Laura Dembowski