Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

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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
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (including 30 minutes marinating time)

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or more to taste

  • 2 medium cucumbers

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, halved and very thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chives and/or tarragon

Directions
  1. Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 hour ahead.

  2. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  3. Whisk vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large shallow bowl.

  4. Remove alternating stripes of peel from the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers into thin rounds. Add the cucumber slices, tomatoes and onion to the dressing; gently toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  5. Just before serving, add herbs and toss again.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
58
Carbohydrates
8g
Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
0g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Protein
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
264mg
Sodium
202mg
Added Sugars
1g
Exchanges
2 vegetable
1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin C (20% daily value)

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9 replies

janetdelaine
janetdelaine 2015-07-30 10:45:46 -0500 Report

Ok, i make this and grew up with it, but we dont put honey or oil in. Just vinegar and water at least 1/2 or to your taste. and i add a little sea salt. I like to use red onions. and let it set at least a day