I make a salad similar to this all year long (but with less pepper). I really prefer apple cider vinegar or white balsamic which gives you more tang instead of the very mild white vinegar, but this is a personal preference. I was a little concerned with the amount of pepper, but it was fine. You really can’t go wrong with this simple salad, as it will complement most anything you’re serving.
I’ve made this salad twice now. The first time omitted the water and sugar as one reviewer suggested and yikes! Big mistake! It was like sliced pickles. The second time I followed the recipe and it turned out great! I added a little extra vinegar (about 1/8 cup). I should have just followed the recipe to begin with. Oh I also used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It worked out fine. Very good recipe!
This was SSSOOOOOO good!!!! I made a small portion to try out and ended up eating the whole thing myself! The only changes I made were using White wine vinegar and only 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. It’s such a refreshing taste. Can’t wait to make it for my family.
This is great, but there is no need for the sugar or water! Eliminate both & you’ll have a wonderfully fresh salad! Reduce salt to 1 tsp… and also the black pepper to 1 tsp. (Also, consider adding a little garlic powder or fresh minced garlic & feta on top.) Yum! Thanks!
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Super easy recipe. love it. Followed advice of some others and made with apple cider vinegar. Delicious. Also used a sweet onion since it didn’t specify. I found that the longer it marinated, the better it was. Made it early in the morning, and that evening and then the next day, it seemed to be at its best. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!
Been making making this recipe for many many years now. Got it from a old Italian lady. She told me to allso put in slide garlic and leave it for a couple of days. Cheers from New Zealand
I made this and brought it to work to share with the staff and they loved it! This recipe is exactly how my mother and grandmother made this salad. Thanks for having it on your site.
I thought this was good. I have made a couple other similar salads on the site that I preferred the ratio of salt, sugar, and vinegar better. However, I have never cared for raw onions in a salad, but the dressing combo, in this recipe, works good with them. I scaled the recipe down to 2 servings and marinated about 20 minutes before serving. For that amount I used 1 English cucumber, un-peeled, and 2 large roma tomatoes.
Ingredients: Marinated Cucumbers
3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Toss well to mix.
3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.