This is a DELICIOUS salad...and the only reason that I gave it 4 stars is due to the revisions that I made. The best advice I can give anyone looking to try a new recipe, is to read the reviews from other cooks who have tryed it first. Very valuable and well worth afew extra mins to do some reading! I used Rice Wine Vinegar rather than the much stronger suggested Red Wine. I cut back abit on the sugar and added one minced Garlic Clove and alittle Celery seed as well. I cut the seeded Cukes in chunks and salted them in a colander in the frig for about an hour to draw out some of the water. Other reviews mentioned that the Red onion was over-powering. As a result I used only 1/4 of a red Onion;sliced very thin and steeped it for 5 mins. in hot water and then drained to 'soften' the sharpness,then added 5 Green onions; sliced to make up the difference lost in the amount. One other thing that was unclear is WHAT KIND of Mint to use. I have 3 different kinds growing in my herb bed. I used Peppermint in this recipe and minced it finely ( again a suggestion from another review )Peppermint was brighter in taste than the Spearmint I sampled in the garden. Top with Feta Cheese if you have some..yummy! Overall.VERY GOOD salad. Both my Husband and I really enjoyed it with Rosemary Salmon and fresh Corn-on-the-Cob. Well worth trying and adjusting to your own personal tastes. :)
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This is a DELICIOUS salad...and the only reason that I gave it 4 stars is due to the revisions...