Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad

Is Summer really almost over?

Let's face it. When school starts, the end is near. The end of sweet summertime. How sad. Flowers are going to stop blooming. Gardens will be cleared. It seems like the end of a rich bountiful time. BUT IT'S NOT! Fall brings new planting opportunities  and a whole new season for some great garden items.

Today, we focus on that last summer harvest. I always find myself with waaaayyyy too many tomatoes at the end of summer harvest. This recipe I adapted from one of my favorite treats from The Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia. You can find their "Calico Salad" on the table most any time. It's a burst of summer right in your mouth. We eat it as an appetizer, dessert and in-between meal courses as a palate cleanser.  So without further ado, my ode to Dillard House. Fresh Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Summer Salad.

Ingredients

2 large White onions, peeled and diced

3 cups peeled and diced cucumbers

3 cups ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced and seeded

1 cup sugar

1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

Prep ingredients. In a small boiler, heat sugar, vinegar and water just until sugar melts. Do not boil. Cool. Mix cucumbers, onion and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour cooled vinegar sugar water over and stir well. Chill in fridge at least 8 hours.

This is our favorite fresh summertime treat. We hope you enjoy!

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Fresh Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Summer Salad
This fresh cucumber, tomato and onion summer salad will have you loving summer all year long.
Ingredients
  • 2 large White Onion
  • 3 cups peeled and diced Cucumbers
  • 3 cups peeled, seeded and diced Tomato
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • to taste Salt & Pepper
Instructions
Prep ingredients. In a small boiler, heat sugar, vinegar and water until sugar melts. Don't boil. Mix veggies, add salt and pepper to taste. Pour cooled vinegar mixture over and stir well. Chill for at least 8 hours. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings