"MY MOM'S SIDE of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This is a Dutch dish Mom loved, and today it's my favorite garden salad...the blend of crisp cucumbers and homegrown tomatoes is wonderful!"
This sweet and tangy side dish sent in by Mary Farley comes together in a snap. "I often take this to church potlucks," she writes from Wasilla, Alaska. "It is so pretty and colorful with the red pepper and unpeeled cucumbers."
I put this salad together with vegetables I had left in my garden. My family liked it so well, I started bringing it to community suppers and was often asked for the recipe. It's a refreshing side dish for any meat entree.
-Mildred Sherrer, Bay City , Texas
Red wine vinaigrette perks up this medley of crisp cucumbers, bright red tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese. This one looks just as good as it tastes. Thanks to Renae Boothroyd of Raeford, North Carolina for sharing the recipe.
This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.
When you need a salad in a snap, nothing can top this recipe. It nicely slices kitchen time without sacrificing quality! I like to make this dish a lot in summer, and my family never complains!—Margery Richmond, Lacombe, Alberta
A friend shared this recipe with me years ago. She had a vegetable garden and always had a good yield of cucumbers. This pleasant, comforting salad is the right amount for one or two. The cucumber and green onions give a nice texture contrast and refreshing crunch.
-Bernadeane McWilliam, Decatur, Illinois
Here's a delicious way to enjoy garden-fresh cucumbers year-round. I got this recipe from a friend and made good use of it one year after my husband harvested a very large crop. Just defrost...and enjoy the crispy texture!