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Marinated Cucumber Salad

Marinated Cucumber SaladA cool and delicious marinated cucumber, onion and tomato salad. This refreshing make-ahead salad is perfect for summertime entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 large red or white onion, thinly sliced
1 large bell pepper (green, red or yellow), thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar*
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Kosher or sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare vegetables and place in large glass or non-reactive bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, water and oil; pour over the vegetables.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Add the salt and pepper to salad just before serving or season individual servings, as desired. (Do not add the salt until you are ready to serve, as it will draw moisture from the vegetables causing them to soften.)

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 286.3 calories; 69% calories from fat; 22.4g total fat; 18.8mg cholesterol; 162.9mg sodium; 139.9mg potassium; 21.9g carbohydrates; 0.8g fiber; 14.7g sugar; 21.1g net carbs; 1.7g protein.

Recipe by Hope Pryor; Photograph courtesy of Sue Ramaley; Copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.