Sylvia's Cucumber Tomato Salad

"This is an amazing salad and an old family recipe from my MIL. This one is special...I promise! Once you try it, you'll be hooked. I'm not too keen on mayonnaise but I LOVE this salad. In the summer, you can make it with garden vegetables. If you're like me, you'll be tempted to leave out the sugar - don't! It brings out the flavor and juices of the veggies and transforms the dressing. Note: Cooking time is chill time."
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  • Peel and cut cucumbers in very thin slices.
  • Cut tomatoes into cubes.
  • Slice green onions in 1/4 inch sized pieces.
  • Put vegetables in salad bowl and add remaining ingredients, toss thoroughly.
  • Let salad sit in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to combine. The salad will have a nice juice to it and tastes especially good with rice.

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  1. Absolutely delicious! I have made this twice already! And I'll keep on making it until the summer tomatoes and cukes are gone! Thnx for posting. Made for KcK's Forum.
  2. This is exactly like my step-mothers recipe from when I was younger, but she used miracle whip instead of mayo...I always loved it!
  3. This was perfect for those hot day's last week thanks
  4. lovely summer salad, I used no fat mayo and added some chopped celery, turned out nicely crisp and crunchy, delicious! Thanks for posting, I will be making it again.
  5. Absolutely delicious. I made this the night before a cookout and almost had to make another batch because I couldn't stop eating it. Will definitely be making it often. Thanks so much for sharing it.


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