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    California Salad (Tomato, Cucumber and Onions)

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    The Frugal Cheflady's Note:

    Simple, refreshing and delicious! Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and crunchy onion combine with Miracle Whip to make an unbelievably delicious salad! You will be surprised and delighted...the juice from the tomatoes combines so well with the Miracle Whip, you'll never know that Miracle Whip is in it once the flavors have combined. You may be tempted to add something to it, it seems too simple to be good, but try it like this first, I guarantee you'll like it! I make it often for potlucks and BBQ's and people are always amazed at the simplicity of this recipe. Family legend is that relatives from California always made this salad and so it was dubbed 'California Salad'. Can easily be made low/non-fat, but I prefer the regular version. It is also great as a 'relish' on grilled meats, especially brats. This is also a very 'forgiving' recipe...I never measure anything, just throw it together. Just remember the veggie ratio is 1:1:1 and you'll do fine! **Unless you live in a warm climate and can grow or get locally grown tomatoes all year long, don't bother making this in the winter! Fresh, ripe juicy tomatoes are the key to making this salad** Easily doubled or tripled, but yield will vary depending on size of the vegetables. "Cooking time" is refrigerator time!

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    Serves: 4-6



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    1. 1
      Dice or chop tomato, cucumber and onion.
    2. 2
      In mixing bowl, combine vegetables, Miracle Whip, salt and pepper, mixing well until all pieces are coated.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 23, 2011


      A simple and refreshing salad that went well with Cheesy Italian Meatballs. Quick and easy to put together and the Miracle Whip was a nice change from mayonnaise. Thank you The Frugal Cheflady.

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    • on May 27, 2013


      The salad was refreshing, but on my second try i added zesty Italian dressing to the Miracle Whip, blended it well and used that as my dressing. I also used Grape and Golden Cherry tomatoes. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for California Salad (Tomato, Cucumber and Onions)

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 37.4
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 1.0 mg
    Sodium 182.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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