I made this tonight with Vidalllia onions. Its’ nice change from mayonnaise based salads. The vinegar and salt help soften the harshness of the onions and the sometimes bitter cakes. Try it!
Cucumber Salad with Onions and Balsamic Vinegar
So many summer side dishes are filled with mayo and other fattening ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I love them but sometimes you need tasty and low in calories. This cucumber salad fits the bill. This time of year the markets are brimming with Vidalias or Walla Wallas. This recipe is perfect for these onions. You can even double the amount of these because the recipe is written with red onions in mind. If you don’t have balsamic vinegar you can use only red wine vinegar. When you put the mixed salad in the fridge, the olive oil may get thick. A few minutes on the counter will bring it back to a liquid form.
4 medium cucumbers
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
½ cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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