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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 46.0
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 292.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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Cool Cucumber Salad


Cool Cucumber Salad

Introduction

This simple salad pairs well with grilled meats. This simple salad pairs well with grilled meats.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt-free herb blend
    Pepper, to taste
    1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
    1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


Directions

Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl, then add the vegetables. Toss well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 4 servings.







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  • Very Good
    38 of 39 people found this review helpful
    I like to make this with the addition of diced tomatoes, and I use red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar. Also, any left over liquid can be made into a great salad dressing (waste not, want not). - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! In my haste I forgot the oil and it was still really good! Will make this again and maybe add some sesame seeds! - 9/24/08

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. No sugar needed and less oil. Seasoned salt was a nice twist. - 11/27/08

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Tasty, seemed like there was too much oil for the amount of cucumber so I will use less next time. Also wondering if the calorie count is less because there was so much oil in bottom of the bowl when finished. Wishful thinking! ;) Good for summer! - 6/4/08

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I didn't add the sugar but even my children commented on how sweet it was. It was sweet enough with just the apple cider vinegar. I also didn't have a red onion so just used a white one and that was fine. I added 1 avocado to it as well.

    - 5/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Love it with Grape tomatos cut in half! A staple on the weekends in our house. My children love the cucumbers and tomotos, I love that they are eating veggies. - 5/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is so tasty! I would probably cut down a bit on the oil - maybe half the amount or perhaps only 2 tbsp - but then I LOVE vinegary things and don't need the oil to balance it out as much. I love this dish, though. - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this and loved it. I cut the oil down to 1 tbsp. and it seemed just right. I'll definitely make again. - 8/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    i make this all the time. but you can use low fat italian dressing instead of all the oil and sugar - 5/30/08

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made some for snacking on for the family. I put tomato in, probably twice the vinegar about 2 TBSP of a low fat italian type salad dressing and I put lots of seasoning in, extremely good! - 5/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make this without sugar or oil. Fantastic! - 8/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I make this a lot during the summer but modify it. I don't add ANY oil plus I use Splenda instead of sugar. It is not quite the same as the oily version but still wonderful. - 8/21/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    simple and easy. i doubled the amount of cukes but left everything else the same. i may add a splash of cucumber yogurt dressing when i serve it tomorrow. - 7/3/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made it tonight ..cut the oil half and used white onions used red wine vinegar and everyone really liked it even the kids!!!!! - 6/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    The second time I made this, I left out the oil and added thin sliced green pepper. I also liked the sugestion of adding ice while setting in the fridge. the flavor seemed crisper. - 5/26/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Excellent, simple and perfect for a hot summer day. I used balsamic vinegar for added zip; yummmy! - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My grandfather used to make this when I was growing -- without any oil. We LOVED it. One summer, I pretty much lived on this and corn on the cob. :) - 5/23/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My mom use to fix this for dinner all the time. It is one of those dishes you eat that remind you of your childhood....very good - 11/22/08

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made this for years, but have never used the oil nor the sugar. I usually add a little fat-free sour cream or even fat-free, plain yogurt. My family and everyone I've served it to has always loved it. - 8/21/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i use newman's own lite red wine vinegar and olive oil. only 50 cals. for 2 tbls. plus whatever the cukes and onions are. - 8/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    used sweet n low instead of sugar the second time and it was just as good as if I used sugar - 8/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I subbed the olive oil with reduced fat caesar dressing- and used sweet vidalia onions instead. Very yummy dish. - 6/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this regularly--I usually add grape tomatoes to it
    my family loves it. - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe all the time during the summer. It's a great way to get in all the fresh vegetables from our garden. We always have all the ingredients on hand for when company comes over. - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    If you leave out the olive oil and chill the salad, it gets very crucnchy. Nice! I also use just a little sugar (~1 tsp) sprinkled over the top. - 5/23/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I grew up on a similar salad to this but there was no oil. It tastes great without it and takes away some of fat grams and I can handle 4 cals from the sugar per serving as its worth it for a wonderful taste. - 5/23/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this without the oil or sugar. White vinegar works well also. I almost always have this in the fridge! It keeps well for a few days. - 5/23/08

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My family has made a similar recipe for years and it is a real winner. I prefer no oil or sugar though. If you add a little ice to the salad while it sits in the fridge it's even better! - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I tried this today and LOVED it! Thanks for the great idea for something quick, I will be taking this to picnics with me! - 8/29/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this, we have it every time we barbeque - 8/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this delicious way to use my garden't abundant crop of cucumbers. I make it a lot. - 8/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a very good dish. always looking for new ways to do cucumbers. - 8/22/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    added purple onion bits and was yummy!!!! - 5/31/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love cucumber salad. I added 2 tbls of fat free mayonaise to make it creamy. - 5/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious and cheap - 5/25/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i love this the first time i made it and i couldn't find my recipe i'm so glad it was today special recipe. it's something my hubby and my kids will eat too. thank you for that.
    - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Was very yummy, we used a kickin' steak seasoning and it was wonderful. Will definitely do again in the hot summer months. - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar salad using sweet onions, juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon and zest instead of vinegar, smidge basel, a dash of seseme oil (only oil) splenda and a dash of hot sauce (optional)' - 5/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow, my dad has been making this for me all my life. It reminds me of home. Odd that its courtesy of the National Pork Board though. Mmmm... pork. - 5/23/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe but use a little bit of sweetener and some celery seed. - 5/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good. And I think easier than using just vinegar and sugar. Reminds me of how my mom used to put Italian salad dressing on hers....but this is better due to using olive oil. - 8/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This seriously is one of the best salads....AND, you can continue to add cucs to the dressing mix for weeks. We don't peel the cucs and we add lots and lots of summer vegies along the way. - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I grew up with a fat free version. Soak the cucumbers and onions in salt water on the counter for a few hours, drain, add pepper, cider vinegar and splenda. Fabulous and guilt free. - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Without sugar and oil , just added 1 spoon 0% fat yogurt it was really yummy - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    YOU WOULD BE SURPRISE AT THE TASTE IF YOU ADD SOME RAISINS - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This looks like a simple way to use some of our excess cukes. It is different from the way we usual fix them. Like the additions some of the others commented on. - 8/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    my sweetie and I love this salad we make it all the time ,we ommit the sugar the more sour the better.it's a puckering experience - 8/17/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this every summer, but I leave out the oil - if you keep it in the fridge more than a couple of hours the oil "globs" together. Eewww! - 8/6/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS SOMETHING COOL I CAN ENJOY - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. I have made it in the past with Italian Dressing and the vegetables and like it that way also. - 6/30/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is good without the oil and vidalla onions when you can get them and sea salt really makes a difference - 6/16/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe! I used rice vinegar and no oil, sugar nor salt. - 6/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great made it today. - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The Persians eat lots of cucumbers & their complexions are soft & silky. Cucumbers are delicious & very good for us. Great hot weather recipe. Easy to make, even easier to munch down!!!!! - 6/11/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this before but instead of oil, I would just mix water to cut the vinegar - cutting some of the calories! - 6/11/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used a Japanese seedless cuke (1/2) - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent Salad. I like the idea of using the grape tomatoes. I'll try that next time. - 6/11/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    my favorite way to have cukes - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I just love this! Refreshing and a great addition to any meal! - 6/5/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Almost like a Greek salad - 5/18/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorites. - 11/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We love this salad and have made it for years with variations. Like the dill idea. - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe but I leave out the sugar. I love sour. - 8/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very refreshing and delicious! - 7/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is always a great go to, inexpensive, great tasting salad - 6/16/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Delicious summer salad - 6/1/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    awsome for summer! my boys & i loved it! - 5/31/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make a version that was my Grandma's recipe. Slice the cucumber into a covered container to refrigerate Splash in 1/2 cider vinegar and 1/2 red wine vinegar. Sprinkle some black pepper, cloves and bayleaves. Thats it! NO sugar, oil or salt! Let sit 1 day. When serving add tomato,onion feta.... - 5/31/08

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The next time I make this I will use much less olive oil. Seasoning is good. - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very similar to a salad my Mom used to make in the summer. I cut the oil and substituted Splenda. Really great. - 5/28/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! My husband who doesn't really like my old cuke recipe loved it also - thanks! - 5/26/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have made this before and love it! - 5/23/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Didn't use the sugar, but was still great tasting. It is so easy to make. - 5/23/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used garlic instead of salt and used brown sugar. Very refreshing. - 5/23/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Psssst! You do not need any sugar or sweetener, and one TBSP oil is sufficient. Try adding about a TBSP dill weed. Any type of onion is fine . Have been doing this for years. - 5/23/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think that this recipe has too many onions. Next time I will put less of them in it and I am going to try it without the oil - 3/10/08

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I think it'll be even better if I make sure I have enough cucumber next time. My onions became too much of the focus. - 2/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mom use to make this when I was a child. It brought back great memories of me stealing the cucumbers out while it was suppose to be marinating. I haven't made it in years but will add back to my routine. - 9/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't really like onions but is there a point to it if I only put the dressing on cucumber?? Apple maybe instead of onion? - 9/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love cucumbers so, this should be a great salad! - 9/18/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the red onion, used rice vinegar, and added bean sprouts, but I think next time I'll add the banana pepper like Jules suggested - 8/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been making something similar to this for many years. I sometimes use Equal instead of sugar. For another variation, you can also add green bell peppers. - 8/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I tried it the way ALOHAMRS recommended - it's deceptively simple, but sooooo delicious and satisfying! - 8/17/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this without oil and I use splenda . We love it - 8/17/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good recipe. My family has made version of this for many years, but we don't use the oil. I love it!!! - 8/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Quite good! - 8/17/09

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is the same recipe that my Mom uses & it is delicious. - 6/22/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome for the summer! I ate a big bowl for Lunch. - 6/22/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used regular onions instead of red ones.Very nice. - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This hits the spot in the summer. I added fresh tomato from my little garden, and it was soooo good. Thanks! - 6/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Have made this recipe or its equivalent for years and have always gotten raves from family and friends . Sometimes during the summer will just have salad day and these are one of the salads I always include - 6/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was great used as an additon to Romaine lettuce & here in the South? We add sliced Tomatoes to it! Use it as a Salda Dressing Veggie all in one. - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very good even my boys liked this - 5/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For optimum taste, use less oil and kosher salt. This tasted surprisingly wonderful and it will probably become one of my favorite snacks. Just like my grandmother used to make! - 5/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this one.... another favorite from childhood! I use less oil also!!! - 5/18/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this was very good and so easy to make.I passed it on to a friend for a church lunchen - 6/8/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this to go with meals this week of course I had to taste and its great - 5/26/08

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  • Worst stuff I have tasted in my whole life! yuck! - 8/23/14

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  • I used less oil. But it tasted excellent. - 8/23/14

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  • Great --- good to snack on - 6/27/14

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