Refreshing Cucumber and Tomato Salad

"A cool summer salad that can help you use up those garden cucumbers. Best with homegrown tomatoes."
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  • Place the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with the 3/4 tsp salt; toss well.
  • Place the colander over an empty bowl. put in refrigerator and allow the cucumbers to drain their liquid for about 40-45 minutes.
  • After draining time, shake out any excess moisture from the cucumbers in the colander. Place them into a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes and onions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, dill weed, pepper and cayenne pepper. Pour over the salad mixture and toss.
  • Taste and add additional salt, if necessary.
  • If desired, garnish with the crumbled feta cheese.

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  1. gabgirl
    Very good salad. It was refreshing and healthy too. Definately plan to make more often! Thank you!
  2. Deedua
    This is a lovely recipe. Thanks for posting it.
  3. BlessedOne
    Tastes great! I had extra pickling cucumbers and no large ones, so I wasn't sure how close I was to the amount of sliced cucumbers.I don't think I used enough cucumbers of them as preparation time was getting long. I didn't use 1 tsp. of dill because I was almost out and I just used about 1/16 tsp. of cayenne, hoping my children would enjoy this dish. They didn't, but I sure did! thanks for the great way to use some of my plenteous cucumbers and tomatoes from the garden!
  4. CoffeeB
    Oh my graciousness, is this a tasty salad or what?? I love it P!!! The right amount of tart and sweet. I used Splenda in place of sugar and that may be why I"m tasting just a touch more sweet, but that's o.k. by me!! I only used 1/4 t. or less of canenne pepper because I didn't want that to be the overwhelming taste. I also added one zucchine to the batch. Perfect!!! Glad you posted this keeper for me, and glad I tagged for WenttotheMarket!~
  5. shelly1226
    very refreshing and delicious! Will make often!



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