Friday, July 8, 2011

Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes and Mint

Summer's bounty and the generosity of friends has come our way, so I figured I'd put the abundance to good use and make a cucumber salad.  A friend of my dad's has given us four cucumbers so far, and I picked up some mint from a woman on freecycle, and figured this find on allrecipes would be a perfect fit.

Oh, how delicious it was. The mint was a really interesting twist and brought a lightness and freshness to this salad.  This was my first time using our homegrown mint, so I was thrilled to give it a try, and now I'm curious how swapping it for other herbs would go in other recipes.  Of course, the mint could be swapped for what you have around; dill, cilantro, basil, parsley would all work well too.

Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Mint from allrecipes

  • 2 large cucumbers - halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let stand at room temperature for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion, mint and oil to cucumbers and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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