By breezermom on August 03, 2009
Photo by I'mPat
Photo by I'mPat
"Great fresh salad that uses early summer vegetables. Very colorful too! Cooking time is the time for soaking the onions."
Serving Size: 1 (298 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This salad has long been a family favorite-- growing up in my family, it was a summer staple. My son could eat it every day! Great with grilled anything-- so easy to make. I vary the vinegar used, but usually have seasoned (sweetened) rice vinegar, sometimes with a few tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette added. Often I slice the cucumbers paper thin as they tend to absorb the vinegar/dressing flavor better. I season mine with salt, fresh ground pepper, dill, dried basil, and just a tad of Italian seasoning. Be sure to let it sit refrigerated for a time before serving so the flavors can develop. Keeps well in a covered refrigerator container for several days. Enjoy!"
"This was great! Thanks for the idea about soaking the onions. They were still strong, but I feel like it made a big difference!
I cut everything in a lot smaller pieces than specified, but other than that I made it exactly as called for. It ended up swimming in dressing after sitting in the fridge for a couple hours, so if I'm going to make it again I might either use less dressing or I might serve it sooner after I made it. Thanks so much for the great recipe!"
"I threw in some iceberg lettuce and used my blender for the dressing.Nice and light salad."
"A very nice light salad, and what the salted ice water does for the red onions is a surprise. Enjoyed very much, thanks for sharing!"
"Bam! This is a darn good salad, one that deserves to be first and foremost in front of the line for goodness! I followed this exactly, after chilling the onion for one day. Perfect and very smooth tasting. And COLD! YUM! Made the "dressing" yesterday, so all the spices and sugar combined into goodness and was terrific. I resisted sticking my finger in for a taste. I used a spoon! :) I used fresh parsley, and added it towards the end of the marinating time. I also whirled the dressing up in my little blender and this added some air to the dressing which made it so very smooth and delicious! The tomatoes taste so delicate mixed with the cucumber & onion. Yum yum! Will make this often, if not everyday! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* Novembre 2009"
"I made this for the first time last night and took it to an office function. I doubled the recipe, and it was all gone! Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe."
"I scaled back for 1 serve and laid the salad on top of some baby cos leaves and served red salmon on the side, eating up the delicious salad and then scooping the salmon into the baby cos leaves rolling and eating, a very enjoyable lunch, thank you breezermom made for Rookies tag game."
"This was so yummy...I cut the recipe in half and it was just the perfect amount for two...I didn't have any parsley so I subbed basil instead, we enjoyed the flavor...this was full of nice big chucks of yumminess...thanks for posting it...=)"
"Great salad. It almost didn't make it to the table because I kept taking little bites from the bowl while making the rest of the meal, lol. Simple and very fresh. Loved it! Thanks breezermom for a great keeper. Made for your Tic Tac Toe win."
"This was good and looked nice. I substituted shallot bulbs for the red onion and I love what the cold water bath did for them. I used baby cucumbers, sea salt and apple cider vinegar with the mother in it and the rest as stated. There was too much liquid after refrigerating it for an hour, next time I would just drain most of it off. Made for Went to the Market Tag Game - April 2010."
"The salted ice water trick really does tone down the spiciness of the onion - good thing to know! This is a wonderful light salad that will be just perfect also for a summer BBQ dinner. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag"
"Delicious with perfect blend of flavors in the dressing. My onion was still very spicy despite the soak, so next time I'll use a little less. Thanks for posting this!"
"This was enjoyed today with lunch. The vinegar was warmed slightly to help the sugar dissolve and while the onion soaked the vinegar mixture was chilled in the refrigerator. After draining the onions, the vinegar was poured over the prepared vegetables and it refrigerated overnight. Leftovers will be enjoyed later. Made for *Zaar Stars*"
"Quick and easy to put together . Lovely flavour. I cut the recipe back to make 2 servings. Made for 1,2,3 Hit Wonders"
"Delicious, healthy salad and an attractive presentation. I like to serve this with Tex-Mex meals since the food is typically so heavy. This balances it out. Instead of 1 T parsley I used 1 T cilantro. Thanks for posting!"
"How easy does a good salad get??? Tagged for holiday tag, and so glad I did. I did cut back on the sugar, just cause. Used fresh NC tomaotes and cukes, delish!!!!"
"Fixed this the other night to go with Recipe#15039#15039 and had enough left over to use with the next nights dinner Recipe#331585#331585 and Recipe #103775#103775. This was just as delicious the second night as the first. Will definately make this again...so easy and delicious! Thank you."