This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day.

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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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  • Whisk water, vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until smooth; add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion and stir to coat.

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  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

156.2 calories; 1.8 g protein; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 784 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2014
I make a salad similar to this all year long (but with less pepper). I really prefer apple cider vinegar or white balsamic which gives you more tang instead of the very mild white vinegar, but this is a personal preference. I was a little concerned with the amount of pepper, but it was fine. You really can't go wrong with this simple salad, as it will complement most anything you're serving. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2017
WAY too much pepper. I had to throw out the dressing and start over. For the second attempt, I cut back the oil and added a teaspoon of pepper instead of a tablespoon. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2014
I make a salad similar to this all year long (but with less pepper). I really prefer apple cider vinegar or white balsamic which gives you more tang instead of the very mild white vinegar, but this is a personal preference. I was a little concerned with the amount of pepper, but it was fine. You really can't go wrong with this simple salad, as it will complement most anything you're serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2014
I make a salad similar to this all year long (but with less pepper). I really prefer apple cider vinegar or white balsamic which gives you more tang instead of the very mild white vinegar, but this is a personal preference. I was a little concerned with the amount of pepper, but it was fine. You really can't go wrong with this simple salad, as it will complement most anything you're serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
I've made this salad twice now. The first time omitted the water and sugar as one reviewer suggested and yikes! Big mistake! It was like sliced pickles. The second time I followed the recipe and it turned out great! I added a little extra vinegar (about 1/8 cup). I should have just followed the recipe to begin with. Oh I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It worked out fine. Very good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2014
This was SSSOOOOOO good!!!! I made a small portion to try out and ended up eating the whole thing myself! The only changes I made were using White wine vinegar and only 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. It's such a refreshing taste. Can't wait to make it for my family. LOL! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2015
This is great, but there is no need for the sugar or water! Eliminate both & you'll have a wonderfully fresh salad! Reduce salt to 1 tsp... and also the black pepper to 1 tsp. (Also, consider adding a little garlic powder or fresh minced garlic & feta on top.) Yum! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2015
Super easy recipe. love it. Followed advice of some others and made with apple cider vinegar. Delicious. Also used a sweet onion since it didn't specify. I found that the longer it marinated, the better it was. Made it early in the morning, and that evening and then the next day, it seemed to be at its best. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2015
Been making making this recipe for many many years now. Got it from a old Italian lady. She told me to allso put in slide garlic and leave it for a couple of days. Cheers from New Zealand Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
I made this and brought it to work to share with the staff and they loved it! This recipe is exactly how my mother and grandmother made this salad. Thanks for having it on your site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2015
I thought this was good. I have made a couple other similar salads on the site that I preferred the ratio of salt sugar and vinegar better. However I have never cared for raw onions in a salad but the dressing combo in this recipe works good with them. I scaled the recipe down to 2 servings and marinated about 20 minutes before serving. For that amount I used 1 English cucumber un-peeled and 2 large roma tomatoes. ty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
Great summertime salad for fresh garden veggies! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2017
WAY too much pepper. I had to throw out the dressing and start over. For the second attempt, I cut back the oil and added a teaspoon of pepper instead of a tablespoon. Read More
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