Floating Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Floating Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad Recipe
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Floating Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

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"This is a refreshing summer dish, served nice and cold. Perfect on a hot summer's day; however, my family loves it year-round."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    12 hrs 30 mins


  1. Toss together the cucumbers, onion, and tomato in a large salad bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, salt, and celery seed until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the vegetables, toss again, and cover. Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2010

I make this on a smaller scale. just use 2-3 cucumbers, preferrably a purple onion if I have it, a tomato and vinegar, salt, sugar (I usually use Splenda) & a small amount of salad oil. Have used apple cider vinegar also. You can "play" around with it until you like the proportions.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2012

Not bad but very sweet. My mom has made this salad for as long as I can remember. For a more tart version cut the sugar to a pinch and the balsamic altogether.

Aug 24, 2010

Very good, i love cucumber, tomatoe and onion salad, but never knew how to make it. No one ever told me to add sugar to the vinegar. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2010

Excellent recipe. The only thing I will do different next time is to add about 1/8 cup EVOO.

Aug 12, 2011

This is my new favorite summer cuke recipe! A nice change from the creamy mix. I used celery salt and some Mediterran salt. Also soaked the cukes in salt for about 20 mins. beforehand. Second time making it, I added yellow and red peppers.. yum!

Apr 12, 2011

I detest celery seed, so I omitted it. This is a lot but the longer it sat the tastier it got.....Will make again!

Jun 12, 2012

This is exactly what I was looking for from my remembering my mom's tomato and cucumber salad from 40 years ago! I didn't have the celery seed so I put in a little bit of dried dill. So bright and fresh with that hint of sweetness. I did cut the recipe down to 2 servings and still used 2 tomatoes and 1 whole small vidalia onion. Thanks you for this great recipe to use up those cukes!

Jul 05, 2011

Very good! Love the dressing. Only suggestion is to definitely peel off some of the skin of the cucumber to cut down on bitterness.


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 1315 mg
  • 53%

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

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