Cookbook:Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad
CategorySalad recipes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Texas Cuisine

This is a very flexible recipe. Except for the cucumbers and some form of diluted vinegar, you can adjust the recipe to your heart's content, for example adding dill. The addition of mayonnaise, a great deal of oil, or dairy products makes this into some other recipe.

Although the name says 'salad', in more modern terms it could be called a fresh pickle. It can serve as a counter-point to fried or oily foods. It should be served using slotted spoon, to allow draining. If helpful, small side-dish bowls can be used.

Ingredients edit

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1 small white onion, diced (perhaps a sliced green onion could be substituted)
  • 1 (or more, if in season) tomato, diced or wedged (optional, adds color)
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • Additional seasoning as you may desire (e.g. salt)

Procedure edit

  1. Peel the cucumbers, either completely or leaving some green, in a pattern you prefer.
  2. Slice cucumbers about ¼ inchcm) thick.
  3. Add vinegar and water, adjusting the proportions to your taste. The end result is that the other ingredients will be floating in clear liquid.
  4. Refrigerate, then serve cool to cold, while the ingredients are still crisp.