Lol, you know any salad automatically becomes a “southern” salad when you add a cup of sugar to it. And this southern tomato cucumber salad recipe certainly does contain almost that much sugar!
But it’s still one of my favorite summertime side dishes. I just made a batch for this weekend so decided to share the recipe while it’s fresh on my mind.
It’s very easy to make too. Check it out.
1 white onion, chopped
2-3 large tomatoes, chopped
3-4 large cucumbers, chopped
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon black pepper
1) Put chopped onion, tomatoes, cucumbers into a large bowl or Tupperware.
2) Heat water, sugar, vinegar, black pepper until sugar is completely dissolved.
3) Pour this mixture onto the chopped vegetables. The mixture might not cover the entire batch of chopped vegetables – if not, make sure to toss the vegetables frequently in the next couple of hours to ensure the flavors get absorbed evenly. The first couple hours are most important for this.
4) Refrigerate overnight. Stir occasionally to ensure flavors are well-integrated.
5) Enjoy. 🙂