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Cooler Than A Cucumber Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe may be simple but its flavor is big and juicy. I think it would be fabulous alongside spicy Asian curries, quick stir-fries, herb-roasted dinners -- and yes, it would be perfect for picnics. This is a delicious make-ahead picnic salad. Make more than you think you'll need, because you just might want some for breakfast."
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1 h 25 m servings 54
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place the cucumber chunks and slices in a large bowl with the tomato and onion. Whisk together the champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, agave nectar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until frothy. Pour dressing over the vegetables. Gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 54 calories; 2.4 8.4 1 0 5 Full nutrition

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We loved this, but I made a couple tiny changes - used white wine vinegar and white balsamic vinegar, subbed honey for the agave and reduced it to 1 tsp. I also used red onion and left it in sl...

I liked this salad a lot. I had to do some variations- didn't have champagne vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Also used roma tomatoes instead of heirloom. It did have a strong vin...

I used 2 large cucumbers instead of one large and two small. I used what tomatoes and onion I had on hand--which was 2 romas and a purple onion. I used white wine vinegar. I thought the onion ...

A nice refreshing summer salad. The longer this recipe can marinade, the better it gets. The flavors of this salad come together really well. Thanks Pinkmonkey19 for sharing.

I’m lucky. My husband and I own an oil and vinegar store. I had champagne vinegar and used a Picual EVO and a garlic infused white balsamic. Awesome after an hour and I’m looking forward to lunc...

Wonderful salad. I do a little less sweetener and more tomatoes. Sometimes also switch and do red onions. Love it. Thanks!

Delicious! I had a champagne pear vinegar on hand I used. Definitely leave time for e salad to sit in the marinade, overnight if you can. Extremely easy to make and very tasty to boot. Will defi...