This is a refreshing summer salad. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque. I usually serve it with a spicy flank steak and potatoes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 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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  • In a large bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, and salt. Mix in cucumbers, and marinate 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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  • Gently toss tomatoes, onion, mint, and olive oil with the marinated cucumbers. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 4.8g; sodium 394.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2005
I liked the idea of mint in the salad because it sounded refreshing, but thought that 1/2 cup seemed like an awful lot. I only used a couple tablespoons or so (didn't measure it) but even so it was a little much for our tastes. I will definitely make the salad again with less mint. The dressing was very good. I didn't seed the tomatoes or cucumbers, either. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2006
This wasn't to my taste. The vinegar was just to overwhelming. It does have a beautiful presentation though. Read More
(14)
113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2005
I liked the idea of mint in the salad because it sounded refreshing, but thought that 1/2 cup seemed like an awful lot. I only used a couple tablespoons or so (didn't measure it) but even so it was a little much for our tastes. I will definitely make the salad again with less mint. The dressing was very good. I didn't seed the tomatoes or cucumbers, either. Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2005
I don't normally like mint in my non-dessert dishes but this was FANTASTIC! Tastes like summer. Use with Splenda and you've got a very carb-friendly dish too. I'll be making frequently! Thanks very much for sharing. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2006
Refreshingly delicious! I used 3 large Kirby (pickle) cucumbers peeled, halved length wise and sliced. I didn't have any problems mixing them with soft tomatoes. The mint went perfectly with the tomatoes. This dish went very well with fried pork chops. I added cubed fresh mozzerella cheese to the leftovers for lunch the next day. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
I love this salad but I do it a bit differently. I don't use sugar. But I do use 1 clove minced garlic lemon or lime juice and a yellow pepper (mostly for aesthetics). I generally serve it over couscous so that it takes up all the yummy juices. Simple refreshing and full of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2005
This salad is excellent. My boyfriend thought it looked like something you would get in a restaurant. I also used less mint and I didn't have enough big tomatoes from my garden so I substitued some grape tomatoes...very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2005
My husband and 4 kids all cleaned their plates and asked for more not a drop was wasted. VERY YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2006
This wasn't to my taste. The vinegar was just to overwhelming. It does have a beautiful presentation though. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2005
As soon as I starting getting plenty of tomatoes from my plants I came back to this recipe. I enjoyed it last summer and will do so again. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2005
My whole family loved this recipe. I cut the amount of mint used to about half. Read More
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