Mint, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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    1 hour 15 minutes

    This refreshing summer salad based on cooling tomatoes, cucumber and mint is the perfect balance to some spicy barbecued steaks!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2 cm slices
    • 3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 2/3 cup chopped red onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, and salt. Mix in cucumbers, and marinate 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
    2. Gently toss tomatoes, onion, mint, and olive oil with the marinated cucumbers. Season with salt and pepper.

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    I liked the idea of mint in the salad because it sounded refreshing, but thought that 1/2 cup seemed like an awful lot. I only used a couple tablespoons or so (didn't measure it) but even so it was a little much for our tastes. I will definitely make the salad again with less mint. The dressing was very good. I didn't seed the tomatoes or cucumbers, either.  -  15 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    51

    I don't normally like mint in my non-dessert dishes, but this was FANTASTIC! Tastes like summer. Use with Splenda, and you've got a very carb-friendly dish, too. I'll be making frequently! Thanks very much for sharing.  -  17 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    27

    Refreshingly delicious! I used 3 large Kirby (pickle) cucumbers peeled, halved length wise and sliced. I didn't have any problems mixing them with soft tomatoes. The mint went perfectly with the tomatoes. This dish went very well with fried pork chops. I added cubed fresh mozzerella cheese to the leftovers for lunch the next day. Yummy!  -  22 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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