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Garden Cucumber Tomato Salad

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


  • 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


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

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  • cajoto
    Jun 24, 2020

    I just introduced this salad to a friend at work, (since I barely measure ingredients ) thought I would check your suggestions. I like to add different add ins ,to vary like frozen peas or corn helps get it chilled, some diced fire-roasted tomatoes in a can helps if fresh are not ready.

  • gremaux
    Aug 24, 2019

    Excellent -- I use it all summer

  • jonesmr11
    Jul 19, 2015

    Perfect summer fresh vegetable salad!

  • Janadele
    Jul 29, 2014

    Refreshing summer salad.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    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!

  • barblam1
    Aug 21, 2013

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

  • ysibli
    Aug 24, 2011

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

  • scarlet286
    Aug 10, 2010

    This recipe is soooooo yummy, even my boyfriend ate it (and he's not too fond of raw chunky tomatoes).

  • amy
    Oct 27, 2007

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