Cucumber and Onion Salad + Giveaway

It’s that time of year again for backyard BBQs, pool parties, trips to the beach and dining al fresco. Outdoor entertaining is the best, it doesn’t demand anything elaborate, just simple food and good company.  This Cucumber and Onion Salad will quickly become one of your go-to recipes this summer, it’s light, refreshing and incredibly simple to make.
Cucumber & Onion Salad_Giggles Galore
As the weather turns warmer I can’t think of anything better than moving the party outdoors. Which is why I am so excited to share my friend Aimee Broussard’s Cucumber & Onion Salad recipe and her new cookbook, Picnics, Potlucks, & Porch Parties. Plus I’m giving you a chance to win a great party pack so you can plan and host the ultimate summer party!
Memorial Day Porch Party
My sweet friend Aimee is a true Southern Belle and one of the most charming people you will ever meet.  Not only is she witty and fun she can cook up some delicious recipes and creative ideas, which she shares on her website.  She just finished her second cookbook and will be on QVC next week, Wednesday, May 18th, 7-9pm CST to debut Picnics, Potlucks, & Porch Parties.  How exciting is that?!? You can be one of the first to get a copy by tuning in that night, you will also be able to purchase it through Amazon and B&N the week after it debuts on QVC.
Since there is little I love more than entertaining my friends and family I jumped at the chance to help spread the word about this delightful new book full of mouth-watering recipes.  I, along with several other bloggers, will be sharing a recipe and giving you a sneak peek of what’s inside the cookbook.  It’s just like coming over for a “porch party,” only in virtual form.
Cucumber and Onion Salad_Picnic Parties
With Memorial Day right around the corner I decided to make a simple salad that would be great for a backyard BBQ.  This cucumber & onion salad is bursting with flavor and can be made ahead of time.  I wanted an extra pop of color for our red, white and blue celebration so I added a handful of sliced grape tomatoes and love the extra layer of flavor that they add.
Summer Cucumber Salad
Cucumber and Onion Salad
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 English cucumbers
  • ½ medium-size Vidalia onion
  • ½ cup sliced grape tomatoes (optional)
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Peel cucumbers, and thinly slice. Peel onion, and thinly slice. Combine cucumbers and onion and grape tomatoes in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients, and pour over cucumbers and onion. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
Is your mouth watering yet? Now that you have a delicious recipe to take with you to all those backyard BBQs and potlucks we think you need some entertaining essentials to go with it.
Picnics, Potlucks and Porch Parties Book
The giveaway includes:
Copy of the cookbook
Le Creuset 2.1 qt round casserole (it matches the book!)
$50 Visa gift card
Hand illustrated Picnic shopper tote designed by exclusively for Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties (perfect for bringing home your groceries in style!)

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Um you forgot to add the halved grape tomatoes?!

    • Hi Sue, the original recipe from the cookbook did not call for grape tomatoes so I did not include them when I posted the recipe. But, I’ve updated the recipe with the grape tomatoes so you can add them if you are like me and want to add a pop of color and flavor to this already delicious salad. Thanks!

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