Cucumber, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salad

That right there, folks, is summer in a jar.  Ain’t it pretty?  Fritz thinks so:

I know it’s not summer yet, but the season is so short here that I’m getting a head start on things.  I’m in a good mood this morning because I can just feel that today’s going to be a good day.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and with a forecasted high of 81F, that’s above average even for summer!  This afternoon I’ll be at the store buying herbs, and then I get to play around in the dirt planting them 🙂

Okay, let’s get back to the recipe.  This salad really is the essence of summer to me.  Give me a helping of it along with some cold slices of ham, potato salad, and maybe some bread and butter, and I think that’s just about the perfect meal for a hot summer day.  I think you’ll agree with me too once you try it 🙂

I’m posting this recipe for Potluck Sunday at Mommy’s Kitchen.

Cucumber, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together, stirring well to make sure everything is well coated.  Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours.  I like to put the salad in mason jars, that way you can see all the pretty colors.

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2 Comments

Filed under Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian

2 responses to “Cucumber, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salad

  1. I think that looks pretty in the jar, too!

  2. Barbara Crist

    I want to share a recipe my mom made:
    tomato wedges
    onion chunks
    green pepper strips
    mix 1/4 cup oil
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup vinegar
    Pour over the vegetables. Refrigerate for about an hour. You can double or triple the recipe, just remember to use equal amounts of each item of the dressing.

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