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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  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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  • PREP 30 mins
  • READY IN 12 hrs 30 mins

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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.

Sep 23, 2010

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

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!

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!

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.

Aug 27, 2010

My mother always used to make this during the summer with vegetables fresh from her garden. I've been trying to recreate her recipe, this is very close, thank you!


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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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