From El Campo, Texas, Kathy Berndt shares this tangy salad that's chock-full of garden-fresh goodies. 'Storing it in the fridge overnight helps blend the flavors,' she explains.

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15 mins
15 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cucumber; set aside. In a saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.


Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 0.4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 277.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite summer side dishes. Especially because the dressing is one of few that doesn't call for oil, and sometimes I want a salad but not lettuce. (Weird, I know.) I've taken this to group BBQs and gotten quite a few compliments. If I don't have red onion on hand I've substituted Vidalia or whatever does happen to be in my kitchen. Other onions just bring a stronger onion flavor to the mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this over the Thanksgiving holiday specifically because I could make it ahead of time, but still be able to serve a fresh, crisp salad with our holiday meal. It was a huge success and even on day two when folks were having left overs they were saying it was just getting better! When you make the dressing the vinegar is almost overpowering, but as the salad sits in the fridge overnight, the vinegar mellows and all the flavors really blend together well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was very good.. At first I didnt think there was enough dressing but after an overnight stay in the frig the liquid builds up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great, wholesome recipe! As another reviewer mentioned, I love the fact that it doesn't call for oil. Nor does it need it! I love how this salad is both sweet and tangy... not to mention very delicious! Definitely recommend. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was ok... it lacked something that I have yet to pinpoint. There were mixed reviews on this by my family -- some liked it and some did not. Not a bad way to use up the fresh veggies from the garden though! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for a party. It keeps well overnight and even into the next day. It was easy to make and everyone loved it. Great for a barbeque or any other warm weather party. Read More