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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 2.4g; sodium 5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
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 slices (easier for picky eaters to remove) and I have an assortment of heirloom cherry-sized tomatoes so I just halved them. Pretty colorful and delicious! We could have this every night! Read More
(7)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
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 slices (easier for picky eaters to remove) and I have an assortment of heirloom cherry-sized tomatoes so I just halved them. Pretty colorful and delicious! We could have this every night! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
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 vinegar taste but I really liked this and so did my husband. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2011
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 and the vinegar flavor over whelmed the taste of the tomato and the cucumber but over all it was pretty good. I think this would work better as a part of a larger salad involving some lettuce and grilled chicken to round out a meal. After the flavors meld and the juices start to come out there is a great dressing that shouldn't go to waste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2012
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. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2019
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 lunch tomorrow. Needed more salt in my opinion but I m a good quality saltaholic Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2015
This is a fantastic recipe and while the picture shows it as a salad with slices of cucumber and onion I finely diced the cucumber tomato and red onion which made it more of a salsa-type mixture and also a garnish to the more traditional green salad. Definitely a favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2018
Wonderful salad. I do a little less sweetener and more tomatoes. Sometimes also switch and do red onions. Love it. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2014
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 definitely make again. Read More