This is a recipe my Grammy made since before I was born and has been a hit in my family just as long. It's super easy, and fresh garden veggies make it even tastier!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, creamy salad dressing, sugar, salt, and black pepper in a salad bowl. If salad seems too sweet, add more salad dressing; if too tart, add more sugar. Chill before serving.

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Cook's Note:

My Grammy never used a recipe and didn't own measuring cups or spoons, so this is a rough estimate of what I usually use when I make this. You really have to just guess and check until you find the right combination. A nice way to cut down on the calories and fat is to use light salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 23.6g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 507.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
This is the salad I grew up with my Grandma making with fresh tomatoes/cucumbers/onion out of her garden. Any onion is good, I like it best with red onion. Sometimes, she'd throw in some of her fresh dill, too. Keep in mind that the amount of salad dressing and sugar is purely dependant on taste--I'd add the mayonnaise a quarter cup at a time as to not go overboard. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2012
Good way to use beautiful garden-fresh summer tomatoes. As another reviewer recommended do approach the salad dressing cautiously as you can always add more. I used Splenda and cut the dressing back about 30% which worked fine. Add the dressing right before you plan to serve because if added too soon it will be runny/watery. Just a good old fashioned tomato salad and there's nothing wrong with that. Read More
(9)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
This is the salad I grew up with my Grandma making with fresh tomatoes/cucumbers/onion out of her garden. Any onion is good, I like it best with red onion. Sometimes, she'd throw in some of her fresh dill, too. Keep in mind that the amount of salad dressing and sugar is purely dependant on taste--I'd add the mayonnaise a quarter cup at a time as to not go overboard. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2012
This is awesome!! I have been looking for a cool creamy cucumber salad and this is it!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2012
Good way to use beautiful garden-fresh summer tomatoes. As another reviewer recommended do approach the salad dressing cautiously as you can always add more. I used Splenda and cut the dressing back about 30% which worked fine. Add the dressing right before you plan to serve because if added too soon it will be runny/watery. Just a good old fashioned tomato salad and there's nothing wrong with that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
This is a very good basic Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad recipe. I love it just as is but sometimes I add a pinch of dill and a little celery salt. For some of those that say it gets to runny if you take the seeds out of the cucumber and tomatoes it helps a lot. I cube mine instead of slicing for this purpose. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2014
The recipe is great but I used sour cream with a dash of vinegar. I learned that if you take out the seeds of the tomato and cucumbers the salad will last longer because of less water. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
My family really loved this one! A great way to use our abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes! I love it just the way it is and I've also sprinkled some dill and a little sour cream for a different flavor. Quick and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2014
Love this salad. Can't get enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
Awesome recipe! Thank you for sharing! I added milk and sour cream to mine...makes it more creamier...and the taste is unbelievable! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
Wonderful but you don't need this much sugar--just a pinch! Added sour cream as another reviewer suggested and so far this week we've had it three times--LOVE tomato season!! I've added lettuce baby spinach and sunflower seeds in varying combinations and it's always delish!! Read More
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