Saturday, December 25, 2004

Cucumber, Tomato & Onion Salad

This is an easy-to-make salad that goes well with a variety of fun foods. It's served with falafel and kebabs at Sticks in Charlottesville, Virginia. Great with hamburgers too!

Cucumber, Tomato & Onion Saladrecipe

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced (or one long seedless cucumber)
4 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup light olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white sugar
2 tsp dried oregano

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let marinate for at least an hour at room temperature.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Eric. I have been remembering my Aunt Lessie's salad and after searching came upon your recipe. . . looked like the ingr. as I remember. IT IS PERFECT! Will be even better when fresh produce is in; but my husband and I are truly enjoying your recipe now! Donna in Indiana

Eric Riback said...


So glad you enjoy it. It was nice of the restaurant to share their recipe in a local Charlottesville paper last year. Not only is this easy to make, but it only needs an hour to marinate before serving. As opposed to many salads, I find it's best if eaten same day or next at latest.