Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cucumber and Tomato Summer Salad

Here is one of my favorite lunches in the summertime. I can remember a big bowl of this in the fridge growing up. It gets even better the longer it sits. I've been known to spoon this over a mound of cottage cheese, which might sound weird, but I like it. The sweet and tangy dressing is so good!
Cucumber and Tomato Summer Salad
1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and cored and diced into bite size pieces
1/2  purple onion, peeled and cut in half and thinly sliced
1/3  cup canola oil (or vegetable)
3  tablespoons red wine vinegar
3  tablespoons sugar
3/4  teaspoon kosher salt
1/4  teaspoon black pepper
1/4  teaspoon garlic powder

In a medium bowl place the cucumber, tomatoes and onion. In a small jar with a lid, place the oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Shake until well combined and the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the cucumber mixture and stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving. 

Enjoy!

Kim 

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8 comments:

  1. Going to try this! Don't forget our Linky Party is tomorrow! :)

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  2. Sounds and looks delicious! I would love it on cottage cheese too. =)

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  3. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  4. I just adore cucumber salads!! This looks so good Kim & Julie!! I gotta share it over on facebook! Have a great weekend! :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back and VOTE tomorrow! I'm also sharing this on Facebook this morning! Come over to Walking on Sunshine to see the comments!

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  6. Can't wait to try this, it looks really good!

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions_27.html

    Have a great day!

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  7. Love this! Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!! :)

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