Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
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Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

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This recipe comes from my husband's great-grandmother. It's especially good with ripe tomatoes from the garden, but drained canned tomatoes may also be used.—Maxine Foreman, Columbus, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 40 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a serving bowl, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber and onions. Sprinkle with sugar; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in water, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Stir; serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Tomato Salad in The Best of Country Cooking Annual 2005, p67

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Perfect summer fresh vegetable salad!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Refreshing summer salad."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I did change a few things in the recipe due to what I had on hand. I left out green pepper. I also used red onion instead of green onion. I used olive oil instead of water. I will definitely be making this recipe again. I really liked it!"

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I like the idea of adding the green and waxed beans to the vinegar dressing. Yum!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"I didnt have the green pepper but I added white and yellow onion and green and wax beans. Turned out wonderful!!!"

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