Onion, Cucumber & Tomato Salad "Kicked up a couple of Notches"

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by gary s, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. For those of you who like Onion, Cucumber and Tomato salad here is what we do that really kicks it up

     Use what ever ratios you like

    We use about 3 cups Apple Cider Vinegar 

    1 cup water

    1/2 to 1 cups sugar

    Salt and Pepper

    Cucumbers, Onions and Tomato's  Sliced the way you like them.

    We also add Banana peppers sliced sometimes Jalapenos (Seeded and membrane removed)

    Then we started adding carrots and sliced Apples  The Apples are probably my Favorite

    The combination of sweet and sour  Wow.

    Give it a try

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  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Apple souds like a nice addition.  We put in some avocado and EVOO down here.

  3. Wife add EVOO sometimes.  Have to try avocado  

  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have always used the vinegar, sugar,s&p. Sometimes, when I have it I will slice some cabbage hearts. When I can't think of anything else, tomato, onion and cucumber is always a good go-to. Joe
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wanna see that salad.... sounds delish.....

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015
  6. sounds excellent, I will try it... Might use brown sugar instead of regular tho (maybe a dash of cinnimon too) bring some pop to the apples.
  7. Sorry Dave, I know I know    Have to make another batch   All gone !!!

  8. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Such a simple summer salad and so delicious! I eat cucumber and tomato salad almost daily for lunch!!

    Cucumbers, tomato, S&P, Vinegar, EVOO...that's all that's needed. Once in awhile, if I'm low on cucumber and tomatoes, I'll add some chick peas to the salad to give it a little extra body and to give myself a bigger portion.
  9. my wife wouldn't let me eat something like that without feta cheese. we also use basil infused red wine vinegar a lot on tomato/onion/cucumber/feta salads.

    caution: if you use feta, most of the time you dont' want to add any more salt. however, sometimes you/they have soaked feta in water to pull out a lot of the salty brininess, so then you still can if you want. usually we just add pepper, not salt.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2015
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    "my wife wouldn't let me eat something like that without feta cheese."

  11. I'm more grossed out by American "cheese" and what most people consider cheese these days.
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This sounds great, thanks for the recipe Gary !

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