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Cooler Than A Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cooler Than A Cucumber Salad

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"This recipe may be simple but its flavor is big and juicy. I think it would be fabulous alongside spicy Asian curries, quick stir-fries, herb-roasted dinners -- and yes, it would be perfect for picnics. This is a delicious make-ahead picnic salad. Make more than you think you'll need, because you just might want some for breakfast."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Place the cucumber chunks and slices in a large bowl with the tomato and onion. Whisk together the champagne vinegar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, agave nectar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until frothy. Pour dressing over the vegetables. Gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Aug 22, 2011

We loved this, but I made a couple tiny changes - used white wine vinegar and white balsamic vinegar, subbed honey for the agave and reduced it to 1 tsp. I also used red onion and left it in slices (easier for picky eaters to remove), and I have an assortment of heirloom cherry-sized tomatoes, so I just halved them. Pretty, colorful and delicious! We could have this every night!

Mar 29, 2011

I liked this salad a lot. I had to do some variations- didn't have champagne vinegar, so I used apple cider vinegar instead. Also used roma tomatoes instead of heirloom. It did have a strong vinegar taste, but I really liked this and so did my husband.


7 Ratings

Jun 28, 2011

I used 2 large cucumbers instead of one large and two small. I used what tomatoes and onion I had on hand--which was 2 romas and a purple onion. I used white wine vinegar. I thought the onion and the vinegar flavor over whelmed the taste of the tomato and the cucumber but over all it was pretty good. I think this would work better as a part of a larger salad involving some lettuce and grilled chicken to round out a meal. After the flavors meld and the juices start to come out, there is a great dressing that shouldn't go to waste!

Aug 03, 2012

A nice refreshing summer salad. The longer this recipe can marinade, the better it gets. The flavors of this salad come together really well. Thanks Pinkmonkey19 for sharing.

Jul 18, 2015

This is a fantastic recipe and while the picture shows it as a salad with slices of cucumber and onion, I finely diced the cucumber, tomato and red onion which made it more of a salsa-type mixture and also a garnish to the more traditional green salad. Definitely a favorite!

May 28, 2014

Delicious! I had a champagne pear vinegar on hand I used. Definitely leave time for e salad to sit in the marinade, overnight if you can. Extremely easy to make and very tasty to boot. Will definitely make again.


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  • Calories
  • 54 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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