Going back to the days of Dad’s gardens, I loved cucumbers and still do. Did you know “cool as a cucumber” isn’t just a catchy phrase? It’s actually true; the inside temperature of a cucumber is 20 degrees cooler than the outside air!
Summer time is great for this salad but, I can’t wait that long so spring is a wonderful time for it also! Sweet onions such as Vidalias or Walla Wallas can be substituted for the red onions in this, just double the quantity. It’s a quick salad with a little olive oil, balsamic and red wine vinegars and
mustard added. If you don’t have balsamic vinegar, use more red wine vinegar. Dijon
This salad never fails to satisfy us with all its great flavors. I think the next time I will add a green chili to it for a little heat. I can’t resist a good cucumber salad and this one leaves me yearning for summer!
Cucumber Salad with Onions and Balsamic Vinegar
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
1 large red onion, thinly sliced and separated
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon McCormick’s Seasoned Pepper Blend
In a medium bowl, cut cucumbers into ¼” slices.
Add onions and tomatoes.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the cucumber mixture.
Can refrigerate 1 hour or so before serving.