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Cucumber Tomato Salad
A light and refreshing salad made with cucumbers and tomatoes seasoned with salt, ground black pepper, and drizzled with a homemade Italian dressing. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Homemade Italian Dressing
Cucumbers and Tomatoes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Homemade Italian Dressing
Cucumbers and Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Can be prepared ahead 1 day. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Dressing is good for about 7 days if stored in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated before and after using.
Cucumbers and Tomatoes
  1. Thoroughly rinse cucumbers and tomatoes. Dry with paper towels or clean kitchen towel.
  2. Cut off ends of cucumbers. Peel. Discard peelings. Slice into preferred thickness. Place prepared cucumbers in medium-sized bowl. See Recipe Notes for cucumber scoring tips.
  3. Cut off tops of tomatoes. Slice tomatoes into preferred size. Add slices to bowl with cucumbers.
  4. Before serving season with salt and ground black pepper (optional). Drizzle with cold Italian dressing.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container. Will keep in fridge 2-3 days. Any longer, the cucumbers will soften.
Recipe Notes

American Slicing Cucumbers

This variety is usually dark green and about 8-10 inches long.  The best choice for recipes requiring peeled cucumbers.

American Slicing Cucumbers are straight with dark green peeling and occasionally have a light yellow patch.  They are coated in a layer of wax to prevent bruising and loss of moisture.  Always thoroughly scrub and peel before eating.

Read more in an informative article by Taste of Home.

How To Score Cucumbers

Scoring is scraping all sides of cucumber with fork to form long stripes.

I like to make peeled cucumbers look pretty by scoring with a fork before slicing.