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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 101.3
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 140.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Oh Boy, Salad!

Submitted by: TANGO5617
Oh Boy, Salad!

Introduction

This was my great-grandfather's favorite salad. He didn't like lettuce, so when he saw this salad coming out, he always said, "Oh boy, salad!" thus the name. This was my great-grandfather's favorite salad. He didn't like lettuce, so when he saw this salad coming out, he always said, "Oh boy, salad!" thus the name.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 cup tomatoes, chopped or sliced
    1 cup cucumber (peeled), pared, chopped
    1 tsp dill weed, dried
    1 tbsp light mayonnaise

Directions

Using equal proportions of tomato and cucumber, chop everything up into small bits.
Sprinkle with dill, or any seasoning of your choice.
Add a spoonful of light mayo and stir until everything is well mixed. You can also use ranch dressing if you prefer.
Serve immediately, or after chilling. It generally lasts a few days in the refrigerator, so it can be made ahead of time. Enjoy!


Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TANGO5617.






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  • 35 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I've made this every summer since I was a kid...but instead of mayo we used light Miracle Whip...just a bit tangy-er, and also onion...just a bit. It is wonderful. Oh my rating isn't working either...5 stars - 8/9/08

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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    This is also good stuffed in a whole wheat pita. - 3/29/09

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    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Oh boy! This was fantastic! Who knew something so simple could be so yummy and good?! Made exactly as written...loved the story as well! Thanks so much for posting!! - 4/5/09

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  • 15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    5 stars. This is just like a tzatziki with cucumber, garlic and mint, it is a very refreshing salad.
    I always substitute natural Greek yoghurt in place of any mayo, salad cream and goes well with fruit and desserts.
    It is so versatile for savoury and sweet things and is good for you too! - 5/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I've been making this forever, but add some diced red onion and ground black pepper. YUM! - 4/9/09

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    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    yum. used fat free ranch - 3/24/09

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    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I loved the story as much as the recipe! Thanks for sharing. - 3/14/09

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    this is an oldy but goody. I use balmic vinegar and olive oil -- no mayo- or light cucumber ranch dressing. Can also some chopped red onion. 4 stars -- wouldn't let me rate. - 5/12/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Can also add some onion, a bit of Feta cheese and a few Kalamata olives with a splash of oil and vinegar dressing instead of the mayo and have a Greek Village salad - don't forget a small pita! - 4/9/10

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made just as listed and it was great! We loved it. Nice to have a very low calorie alternative to a regular green tossed salad! Will make again and can't wait to use my home grown cucumbers and tomatoes when they're ready this summer! (My rating stars aren't working either, 5 stars!!) - 5/13/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed it but it needed a bit of a kick. I think I will be adding garlic and some red onions. - 6/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sometimes a lettuce salad is just not appealing. I don't like dill so used fresh basil. - 2/5/09

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  • 6 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Thanks RCOHEN823, I'll try it with Olive Oil and maybe zucchini instead of cucumbers. I have no idea why I can never follow a recipe exactly, must be the adventurer in me! - 12/21/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great salad, and good for those with IBS who cannot tolerate lettuce. - 4/10/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We do this al the time in the summer with fresh ingred. from the garden. It is great! - 2/8/09

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    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe!! :) I changed my second batch a bit with 1/8th cup white vinegar and 2 packets of Splenda. I threw a few caraway seeds in it too!! YUMMY!! - 8/9/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Light sour cream or yogurt make a nice dressing too. - 5/12/09

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Oh, I remember this too! My dad used to make it with sliced celery, halved cherry tomatoes, and added chilled baby shrimp to it! Yummy! 5 stars from me as well! - 5/12/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this but I use a small picking cucumber (less water) and add crab. Yummy!! - 5/12/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Light, fresh-tasting, easy and colorful. A good way to get a few extra veggies on the table. - 8/25/08

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is basically an Israeli salad plus mayo. I usually just use the veggies with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and a splash of balsamic vinegar - 4/9/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I don't like light mayo, so we make this all the time using a bit of extra virgin olive oil and cider vinegar with 5 drops of sweet leaf stevia, and fresh basi -l yummy! - 5/12/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this in the summer when the garden comes in, but I also use light or fat free Miracle Whip. - 5/12/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It is hard to get my hubby to eat veggies and he likes this. I think the Mayo was the trick. I made 2 batches one as you described and the other with a dill vinegarette. - 5/12/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! This is also good for using on sandwiches. I rated it as 5 stars and it's not working. - 5/12/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    really good with a dab of scallion and light balsamic vinegarette. yummo...5 stars - 4/9/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was a nice variation for a salad. I liked it and it was easy to make quickly. I will definately make this again it would be very refreshing in the summer. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make one similar to this as well. I also use onion in mine, but I add some fresh mint in it. Makes it really fresh tasting. - 4/9/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great with a touch of onion and dash of pepper! 5 stars, especially with vine-ripened tomatoes. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have done this many times but with fat-free plain yogurt and it is SO good! - 4/9/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good i liked it, do did my mom - 3/24/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this with evoo and balsamic vinegar, and I use grape tomatoes so it's less watery. Yum - 2/8/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was okay but not a lot of flavor. - 7/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Twist on this salad - skip the tomatoes, Toss together cored chopped cucumber, peppers, salad seeds (alfalfa, chickpeas etc.), fresh mint/basil or herb you prefer, and fresh chili (optional). Toss & refrigerate. Add lemon/mayo. Use to fill pitas, as a salad or to up the nutritional value of any mea - 12/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband makes this ... sometimes uses vinegar & oil instead of mayonnaise ... delicious ... thank you for posting this recipe. - 4/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Similar to Israeli Breakfast Salad. Mixture works well with the bigger Israeli Couscous too. Did that for a church potluck and recipe demands were flying! - 4/10/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try it! I may try using ff greek yogurt instead of mayo. - 4/10/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar salad with tomato, cucumber and avocado sprinkled with lime juice. Instead of a dressing I use either a bit of olive oil and pepper, or sometimes goat cheese yogurt. - 4/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This reminds me of something my family used to eat alot of in the summer time. I've never thought about putting dill weed in it though. The story and the recipe looks so good I do believe I'm going to step away from the computer for a bit to make a bowl! - 4/10/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    also, very good with thinly sliced onion, red are very good in it, I also like the olive oil and lemon dressing with herbs added to it. - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I grew up eating tomato and cucumber salads. we always made them the Italian way, with oregano, vinegar and a little olive oil. I love it that way! - 4/9/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We make this every summer too -- with fresh cucs and tomato from the garden. But instead of mayo, we add some mozzerella cheese and lemon juice along with other Italian seasonings. YUM!!! - 4/9/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love how you named the salad. Made me think of my late father-in-law. I'll try it with a smile and happy memories! - 4/9/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What an amazingly simple recipe! Thanks for the story and the recipe! - 4/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This has always beenone of my favorites with may or olive oil & vinegar. A bit of chopped onion adds to the flavor. Also you can try a dash of Newman's Vidalia Onion Dressing for extra zest. - 4/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this salad with a bit of onion and broccoli. cant have mayo so I use a balsamic vinagerette...BRAVO! - 4/9/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both loved this! a nice change from regular salad, and quite easy to make. I didn't have dill so I added basil and some black pepper - it was great! - 5/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I substituted basil as I don't have any dill on hand, but I'd love to try it that way as well. - 5/17/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What cute little background story...yummy too! - 5/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    especially wonderful if you have a garden for fresh produce! - 5/14/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sliced tomatoes with cucumbers have been a favorite of mine since I was a child. I love them with nothing but the veggies or with olive oil , vinegar, and Italian seasoning. They are also great with the addition of sweet onion slices - 5/13/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this. I don't like lettuce much either. I hadn't tried Dill. It is good.
    thanks - 5/13/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE the STORY & THE OH BOY SALAD. I also tried it with a bit of OLIVE OIL & VINEGAR & loved it just as much. - 5/13/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this for years with ranch dressing and onions. Everyone lloves it. - 5/12/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So easy and sooo good! - 5/12/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like something close to this we use lemon juice and vinegar because I dont like mayo. - 5/12/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. My daughter always eats all the lettus up, I have a hard time getting a salad. I am always eatting soup. Thank you so much for the OH,BOY SALAD - 5/12/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I add a bit to red wine vinegar to mine. Make this all the time. Sometimes add chick peas. - 4/14/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday, it makes a great snack too. - 4/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Instead of dill weed and mayo, we use Dorothy Lynch. Yum! - 4/10/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorites for years. Also good with balsamic vinegar. - 4/9/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've had this since I was a small child, with the exception of mayo, we used vinegar & tablespoon of water, and onions. - 4/9/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love this salad. it is a refreshing change from lettuce salads. yummy! - 4/9/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My wife loves this - 4/9/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The salad was very palatable. I will enjoy it throughout the summer. - 4/2/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this salad. Will make it often. - 4/1/09

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  • I loved this recipe. The only thing I added is 0.25 tsp of salt. - 5/20/14

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  • love anything with tomatoes and cucumbers! - 5/9/14

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  • I make this pretty often during the summer, and we love it. But the picture doesn't match the description at all. I prefer to make it like the picture, without peeling the cucumbers, leaving everything in larger pieces. Much easier than chopping things into tiny pieces. - 9/11/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great might even have to dice up some chicken and use it as chicken salad mix. - 8/29/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this simple salad!! I'm bringing it for lunches this week with a scoop of tuna or chicken salad. It's so easy to get my veggies in this way!! Love the story too! - 6/3/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 5/31/13

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Have had this before, but it's been awhile, sounds great, my four year old loves tomatoes and cucumbers, and would love this. Can't wait till supper tonight! Thanks for this great idea. - 1/5/13

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  • I doubled the recipe--so easy--and added mustard to half. It provided a nice tang. So, so refreshing and EASY!! - 5/28/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    and add some muchrooms and monterey jack cheese (cubed) and take out the dill weed - MY favorite salad!!!! - 11/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Couldn't be easier, and there's an endless variety of variations with different spices, even a few different diced veggies! - 11/28/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    quick easy, tasty. - 11/27/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious and very easy....thanks - 11/27/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It looks interesting. I think I also would tend to add a little sweet onion, and I too am a 'miracle whip' person. LOL - 9/23/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! - 9/21/11

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  • Very good. Fresh. I added a tish of salt and pepper and some diced up onion. Yummy!! - 9/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this recipe has been around 4 sometime. i use it with a little ajustments. i like to add onions and a boiled egg. try this recipe with or without any of the ingrediants mentioned. its great. it doesn't take long to make, either - 9/21/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this! - 9/21/11

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  • I tried this recipe. While it was very good, when I made it again, I used a tablespoon of sour cream and table spoon of plain yogurt. I will use this recipe a lot with burgers and hot dogs. Very good!! - 9/21/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Our favorite veggies together with dill tasting dressing. Love it - 9/21/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice! - 8/31/11

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  • Not bad - it was a great change from tossed salad or coleslaw - went great w/ the roast Turkey wings. - 8/29/11

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  • I love this! Quick & easy to make, and it's a great way to hit those veggie goals. It keeps well in the fridge. I throw it on a bed of spinach with grilled chicken for a fast dinner. It's tasty and versatile! - 8/28/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I served this at a dinner party last night, and everyone loved it. I added feta cheese crumbles and Walla Walla sweet onion, and used low fat Ranch dressing. My husband can't wait for me to make it again. This is a definite keeper! - 8/21/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had this as a child but instead of mayo we used vinegar and it is delicious. Oh, and we did add onion. - 8/21/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sweet story! Use greek yogurt and lemon? - 8/20/11

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    Yum! Yum! Woo Hoo! - 8/20/11

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  • My mom used to make this for us when I was little and I continue to make it I use Miracle whip instead. Love it - 8/19/11

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  • Used fat free sourcream and splenda instead of mayo. - 8/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my mother loves this . tomatoe and cucumber the most she puts into a salad ever. - 8/19/11

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  • I made it following the recipe the first time. So simple, yummy and quick. The second time I added a half cup chopped zucchini from the garden and a sprinkle of pepper. - 8/19/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great... how can you go wrong with tomatoes and cucumbers, 2 of my summer faves! I am going to try it this weekend. - 8/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time and to the above ingrerdients add some sliced onions.... ummmmmmm! - 8/19/11

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  • Very good and so versatile! - 8/19/11

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  • Love this, sometimes I use non-fat Italian dressing, onion and/or bell pepper. - 8/19/11

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