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Thursday, July 16, 2009

"CHERRY TOMATO & CUCUMBER SALAD "



3 large greenhouse seedless cucumbers
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 - 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 round tablespoons sugar
22 cherry tomatoes or 4 large beefsteak tomatoes
2 large diced avocados
1 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise, then slice the halves diagonally into 1/4 - inch wide pieces. Place in a large serving bowl.
in a small bowl, combine vinegar, salt and sugar; mix until granules are fully dissolved.
Drizzle dressing over cucumbers and toss to coat.
Slice tomatoes in half if using cherry tomatoes or cut into large chunks if using beefsteaks.
Cut avocados in half, remove avocado seed. Dice avocados in the avocados in they skin, remove avocados.
Add tomatoes and avocados, onion, mint and olive oil to the cucumber mixure; toss to blend.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 10

17 comments:

  1. In a word....yum! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Oooh. I ate almost the same thing today at lunch and posted it for Foodie Friday too. Now I must say I have never had mint in a salad. I have some growing in a pot on my deck right now. I will have to try it in something other than a mojito I guess.

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  3. Your recipe is just a little different from mine but cucumber salads are the best...

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  4. A bit different from mine also.. will have to try yours. Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie

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  5. Oh yum...Cucumber salad, and the avacado is a new twist for me.

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  6. I love the addition of avacado to the tomato and cucumber salad! I will enjoy trying this one. Happy Foodie Friday!

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  7. We love tomoates and cucumbers. This looks delicious.
    Rhonda

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  8. This looks so good. I can't wait to try your salad. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day.

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  9. Such a refreshing looking summer dish!!

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  10. Sounds yummy!-- love the avacado

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  11. Avocado - hooray! I just know I will try this over the weekend. Thanks. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at Diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com, and I hope you will join me. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)!!!

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  12. That sounds so good and refreshing. Like the avocado:)

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  13. What a lovely and summery salad. Love the avocado and mint with the tomatoes. It's so hot here that salads are the perfect meal.

    Happy Foodie Friday.

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  14. Oh, wow, with the avocado, this has to be an out-of-this-world salad!

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  15. I have some cukes around and this seems to be the best salad to use them in. I also have cherry tomatoes and will pick up a ripe avocado. I am always looking for new salads.

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  16. Thanks for stopping by Momtrends and trying to link--I got mr.linky back in line. Hope you'll stop in next week too.

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