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Recipe: Summer Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Summer Cucumber Tomato Salad with homemade Italian dressing is a refreshing choice for a summer meal.

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From staff reports

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ingredients needed to make this summer cucumber tomato salad:

3 tomatoes, diced

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

1 bell pepper, diced

1 stalk celery, finely diced

Optional: 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup homemade Italian salad dressing (see recipe below)

Italian Dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup water, 6 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Time needed: 20 minutes preparation

1. Combine all ingredients for the salad.

2. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing.

3. When salad is mixed, place in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

4. Refrigerate leftovers.

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