Sweet Onion and Cucumber Salad With Creamy Tomato Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is from the Lodge at Koele, Lanai, Hawaii. It's a nice, refreshing salad. Time does not reflect chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in processor and blend just until smooth (do not overmix). Transfer to bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated).
  2. Combine greens, onion, and cucumber in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.


Most Helpful

I'm in shock. My cucumber hating husband loved this salad which rates at least 5*'s in my book. Since there were just the two of us for lunch, I halved the recipe...but it still made more than enough for 6 servings of salad, since the dressing is quite thick and a little bit goes a long way. The only substitution I made was to use regular milk with a spoon of lemon juice to replace the buttermilk, and everything else was already on hand. Actually I wished I had just used a little more lime juice, since the addition of it in the dressing really gave it a spark. What makes this recipe so special is definitely the combination of fresh herbs and how delicious they taste with the onion and cucumber. I grated some fresh carrots on the salad for a bit of color, but sure do wish I wasn't out of those baby grape tomatoes, knowing they would be a great addition. We owe you thanks for a wonderful recipe.

Geema July 21, 2006

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