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Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

July/August 2011

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Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden.


Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad  Recipe

9 Reviews for Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

06/07/2012
Anonymous
Fresh and Tasty Summer Treat

I've made a similar salad to this for years using red wine vinegar and EVOO, but I occasionally change the vinegar to rice wine vinegar. If I don't have Vidalia onions, I soak the ones I have for at least an hour in ice water.

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01/16/2012
Quick and refreshing

This has been on my rotating list of side dishes for a few months now, and it's delicious every time I make it. I use cherry or grape tomatoes and cut them in half which makes them the perfect size for this salad. I usually use red onions because those are what I have on hand, and I reduce the amount of onion because it's a bit overpowering for me. Next time I'll try a vidalia and see if that makes the onion flavor more subtle.
This is an absolutely amazing salad though, and I would definitely recommend it. I usually use parsley for the herb, but have also made this without the herbs added.

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07/22/2011
A must try!

Really tasty! I'm not a big tomato person but still enjoyed this recipe! I would probably chop the tomatoes into smaller pieces but really, nothing has to be changed. I've actually been looking for that taste for years..brought back some great childhood memories.

Easy, quick and really flavorful!
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07/11/2011
Light Summer Salad

Love this salad. Very light and refreshing. I made half the recipe and it only took about 6 minutes to make. For the fresh herb I used basil and it tastes great with this salad.

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